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  • Policies and Permission Forms


    Class Enrollment and Refund Policy

    Enrollment is limited and will only be guaranteed upon receipt of payment. If a class is cancelled by the NAA due to insufficient enrollment, students will be notified and receive a full refund.

    If a student withdraws from a class, the NAA must be notified a week prior to the start of the class or workshop. A $20 non-refundable processing fee will be deducted from your refund.


    Class Cancellation

    In the event of severe weather or other emergencies requiring the cancellation of a class, instructors will contact their students. The NAA will update its general voice mail greeting to notify the public regarding unscheduled closings and cancellations. Students will be granted one make-up day which instructors will schedule through the NAA office and notify students. NAA reserves the right to substitute instructors on an as needed basis.


    Under 18 Emergency Contact Policy

    All students attending NAA classes less than 18 years of age must fill out an emergency contact information card at the time of registration.  Permission forms may be obtained in the NAA Office or by downloading here… Emergency Contact Form, Under 18


    Under 18 Permission Policy

    Persons under the age of 18 will need to obtain permission from their parent(s) or guardian(s) in order to attend the NAA life drawing sessions that involve nude models. Permission forms may be obtained in the NAA Office or by downloading here… Permission Form For Life Drawing, Under 18


    Visitor Policy

    Students of all ages should not bring guests into the classroom. Due to space limitation, and in fairness to the students enrolled in the class, the NAA has a “no guest” policy. Persons not enrolled in the class will not be permitted to observe or participate in NAA classes.

    Support the Arts… Donate to NAA New Dawn, Capital Campaign

    In operation since 1948, the NAA has become the cornerstone of the greater Newburyport vibrant arts scene with over 600 artists and non-artist members from around the region.  The NAA’s mission includes art exhibitions, education, and community outreach to keep the arts accessible for all.

    Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we made the very difficult decision to not only close the doors to the NAA galleries for the foreseeable future but to lay off our wonderful and dedicated staff. It saddens us to leave such a void in the arts scene.

    If you have the ability, please donate to our Capital Campaign.  Our goal is to raise $50,000 to cover operating expenses and prepare for the reopening of the NAA.  To Donate,  click Count Me In!

    The Newburyport Art Association is a 501(c )(3) non-profit organization.

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