Registration Information

How to Register

Online Registration

Online registration is quick, easy, and available anytime using our secure site.  Simply select your class(es) from the class menu and follow the instructions to check out using your Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express.

To register online be sure to follow ALL of the steps below.

  1. Step 1 - Review registration policies and guidelines
    By continuing to Step 2, you acknowledge you have read and understand the policies and guidelines outlined in Step 1.
  2. Step 2 - If registering during Member's Priority registration, login to the website to purchase the classes that you would like to attend. To find classes, visit the Adult Class pages. Be sure to read the descriptions before selecting classes. Note: Each area of concentration will have separate registration forms. 
  3. Step 3 - Complete your student information form. Once this form is submitted, you will receive a final e-mail with confirmation of your registration. 

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Key Registration Information

Please read all registration and refund policies and guidelines carefully before you register.

 Registration Dates

Friends of SSA Priority: Tue. Apr. 13
Not a Friend of SSA? Click HERE to join.
Open Registration: Tue. Apr. 20 @ 9:00 AM

Online registration only. No walk-in registrations accepted.

If you are not able to register online, please email: with your name and phone number and someone will contact you for assistance.

 Payment Methods

Full payment is due upon enrollment. Cash, checks and credit cards (Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express) are accepted.

By Mail or Fax

Send a check or money order for the full amount of the tuition and fees with the Registration Form. For credit card payments, fill in the complete charge card information on the Registration Form.

Registration Office
Southwest School of Art
300 Augusta St
San Antonio, TX 78205.1216
fax 210.224.9337

By Phone

Credit card payments may be made by phone. Call the Registration Office at 210.200.8217/8227, with all necessary information.


  • Only one discount may be applied per class.
  • Lab fees are included in the cost of tuition unless otherwise noted.
  • Friends of SSA receive a tuition discount on general classes for one year from the date their membership gift is posted. At the Family level and above, household members 17 and younger are eligible to receive the discount.
  • Seniors (65 and above) will receive the equivalent of a Freinds of SSA tuition discount.
  • ACTIVE Military personnel will receive the equivalent of a Friends of SSA tuition discount with proper ID.

Registration Policies

 Policies & Guidelines

  • To ensure enrollment, please register as soon as possible and no-later than one week prior to the start date of the class (unless otherwise noted) as class space is limited.
  • Tuition fees are due in full at time of enrollment. Class fees will not be pro-rated for late enrollment.
  • All tuition will be refunded for classes cancelled by the SSA.
  • You will be notified if the class for which you are registering is full.
  • Adult classes are open to everyone ages 16 and above, unless otherwise noted.
  • SSA reserves the right to refuse enrollment or dismiss any student for behavior that is disruptive or unacceptable to the learning environment.
  • Open studio time varies by department and is available to registered students only, and only when no classes are scheduled. Please see your instructor for studio times. Use of the studios for commercial production work is discouraged.

View and download theSummer Art Studio policies and guidelines documents.

 Withdrawals & Transfers

  • A $45 withdrawal fee and a $25 transfer fee will be charged per class for changes made by students.
  • Students must send SSA notice of withdrawal in writing. This notice must be received no later than 7 days before the first day of class. No refunds will be made for withdrawals made after those times.
  • Notice of withdrawal for SPECIAL CLASSES must be received within 2 weeks prior to the class.
  • Failure to attend classes or verbal notification will not be regarded as an official notice of withdrawal.

 Refunds & Cancellations

  • SSA reserves the right to cancel, combine or reschedule classes, or to change class instructors when necessary. Tuition will be refunded 100% for classes cancelled by SSA.
  • If SSA cancels a class for any reason, all registered participants will be informed as soon as possible and extended the opportunity to transfer to another class; no transfer fee will be applied.

 General Studio Safety Guidelines

Download and print the Safety Guidelines Document


Accommodations and Notices

 Accessibility and Accommodations

Individuals with physical limitation or that learn differently who wish to participate in a studio class should contact the registration office prior to registering to ensure that a class is appropriate. We will make every attempt to provide reasonable accommodation. Studio classes require manual dexterity and the ability to process and remember information; some classes require physical strength. Not all classes are appropriate for every student. The Santikos Building is wheelchair accessible, however, not all studios on the historic Ursuline Campus are accessible and are noted in the catalog.


  • Parking Permits will be issued on the first day of class; please bring your license plate information with you to class. 
  • Parking Passes are not intended for non-school business parking.
  • Parking is on a first-come basis, and is available in the main lot on Augusta; the Parking Annex at Richmond Rd; a limited number are available in the Santikos Building lot. In additional parking is available at the Central Library, self-pay lots or on the street nearby.
  • Loading zones are limited to 10 minutes.
  • Accessible parking spaces are located in both the main lot and at the Santikos lot.

 Attendance, Illness & Weather

  • If an instructor cannot meet a class, then: 1) a class may be postponed, with a make-up class scheduled later in the term, or 2) another qualified teacher may substitute for the instructor.
  • If a class must be postponed, students will be contacted with as much advanced notice as possible.
  • A make-up class will not be provided for students who miss class due to personal circumstances.
  • The decision to cancel all classes and programs due to weather will be based, but not limited to: the severity of the weather and advice of public emergency officials.
  • If at all possible, the decision will be made by: 3:00pm for evening classes and 8:00am for daytime classes and will be posted on the School’s website:


  • Inappropriate behavior such as the use of profanity or sexual innuendo, dominating an instructor’s time, or dominating the use of studio facilities and materials is unacceptable. Such behavior may be considered grounds for dismissal from class.
  • Children or visitors (non-registered students) are only permitted in the studio during class time with the advanced, expressed permission of the class instructor and/or the department chair.
  • Cellular phones conversations should occur outside the studios. Music or other media is allowed with headphone use only.


Photographers are often on the premises during classes and special events to capture images for the Southwest School of Art's archives and for use in our publicity materials. If you prefer not to have your photo taken for such purposes, please notify the photographer at the time.


How to Register

 Step 1

Review all of the policies and guidelines below. By continuing to Step 2, you acknowledge you have read and understand the polices and guidelines outlined in Step 1.

 Step 2

If registering during Member's Priority registration, login to the website with your username and password. To find classes, visit the Adult Class pages. Be sure to read the descriptions before selecting your class(es Note: Each area of concentration will have separate registration forms. If you're registering for more than one area of concentration, please follow the prompts shown in the registration form.

 Step 3

Complete your payment information. Once your credit card payment is submitted, you will receive a e-mail with confirmation of your registration.


Helpful Information

  Become a Friend of SSA 

  Registration Information

  Guidelines for Students

  Materials List

  Campus Map 

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