• Registration for Winter 2016 classes begins Monday, March 7, 2016.
  • Spring classes will begin the week of April 18th.

Five Easy Ways to Register

Online:  Click here to complete and submit the Registration Form

In Person: Palos Verdes Art Center 
5504 West Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm Sat or 1-4pm Sun

By Phone: 310-541-2479

By FAX: 310-541-9520

By Mail: Palos Verdes Art Center
5504 West Crestridge Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Dropping or Canceling Classes

Tuition is based on a minimum of eight students per course. With smaller enrollment, the Palos Verdes Art Center may offer students the option of meeting for fewer weeks. Otherwise the course may be canceled and all tuition refunded. (Memberships are not refundable.)

Except for courses canceled by the Palos Verdes Art Center, there will be a $10 processing fee for any refund.

  • Registration for Spring 2016 classes begins Monday, March 7, 2016.
  • Spring classes will begin the week of April 18, 2016
  • The last day to cancel a class and receive a full refund, minus the $10 handling fee, is Friday, April 15, 2016.
  • The last day to cancel a class and receive 70% of the tuition fee, minus the $10 handling fee, is Tuesday, April 26, 2016.
  • There are no refunds on or after Wednesday, April 27, 2016 although we will do our best to find an alternate class for you.
  • There are no refunds for workshops unless requested at least 10 days prior to the start date of the workshop.


Save as much as $50 a class by taking full advantage of tuition discounts available to Palos Verdes Art Center members registering early.

Member Discount

Palos Verdes Art Center members save $30 per class. If you are not a member, an individual membership costs only $50 annually and a family membership, $60. (Memberships are not refundable.) You can have a wonderful time and pay for your entire membership by taking only two classes a year.

Early Bird Discount

Add on our popular Early Bird Discount, which is $20 per class and is available TO MEMBERS ONLY on all registrations (except where noted) completed by Tuesday, April 12, 2016.   

The Bottom Line

Become a member AND register early to save $50 per class.


Financial aid for Palos Verdes Art Center classes is provided by the Beverly G. Alpay Memorial Education Fund for the Visual Arts. Those seeking assistance pay a nominal amount ($25 per class). The Alpay Fund and the Art Center cover the rest of the tuition. Students are responsible for any supplies or special supply fees. Scholarships are not available for workshops or art camps.

Applications for financial aid must be received no later than Monday, April 11, 2016. Applicants must submit a statement explaining why they want to take the class and why they need financial assistance to do so. Proof of financial need may be requested.  

            Limited scholarships are available each term. Recipients are limited to one class per family. Fall 2015 recipients are ineligible this Winter 2016. To receive an application, contact Angela Hoffman, Director, Community School of Art, at or 310-541-2479. Applications are also available to download from the education section of

Click here to download an application.


As a student or guest at the Palos Verdes Art Center, you may be photographed or filmed on site for PVAC displays and for other publicity and public relations purposes. Submission of the registration form indicates your agreement for these purposes. If you feel otherwise, please submit a letter to the Palos Verdes Art Center, attn: Marketing Department. 




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