Contact + Helpful Info

For questions regarding a class registration, please call or e-mail the Registrar, Alana Akacki at (518) 273-0552 x 231 during the following hours: Monday – Thursday, 9AM – 5PM, and Friday, 9AM-4PM.


Other Helpful Information

  • To view the class refund policy, please click  here.
  • For hours and directions to The Arts Center, please click here.
  • For a staff directory, please click here.
  • If you have a gift certificate and would like to register for a class or would like a purchase one, please call (518) 273-0552 x 231.

About Craft for Credit Classes
The Arts Center offers certain classes in partnership with Hudson Valley Community College. These classes include Pottery I and II, Advanced Pottery, Ceramic Sculpture, Beginning Printmaking, Introduction to Furniture Making, Jewelry I, II, and III, and Stained Glass I and II. These classes are open to the public, HVCC students, and students from outside colleges seeking credit.

The current cost is $350.60 for NYS residents, and $1010.60 for out-of-state residents, plus a studio fee of $95. To register for these classes, even if you are not seeking credit, you must call the Registrar at (518) 273-0552 x 231, and submit a NYS proof of residence, which can be obtained at your local county clerk’s office.

To download a Rensselaer County Residency Form, please click here.  To download a City of Troy Residency Form, please click here. Procedures for obtaining a Certificate of Residency may vary by county.  Click here for a directory of NYS County Offices. Please call your county treasurer’s office or city/town clerk to confirm procedures for proving residency for taking a Craft for Credit class.


Teaching Opportunities at The Arts Center
If you are interested in teaching opportunities at The Arts Center or have an idea for a class that you’d like to teach, please e-mail Sunny da Silva to obtain a class proposal form, or click here to download one.