Contact + Helpful Info

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

  • For hours and directions to The Arts Center, please click here.
  • To view our course refund policy, please click here.
  • For a staff directory, please click here.
  • If you have a gift card and would like to register for a class, 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, Woodcarving, Furniture II, 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 cost is $342 for NYS residents, and $990 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 to enroll in any Craft for Credit class, 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 course at a community college.


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 email Sunny Da Silva to obtain a class proposal form, or click here to download one.