Registration Information

How to Register

Class sizes are limited. Early registration will help ensure that you get the class you’d like. You may register for classes using the following methods:

Online: You can register online by visiting the Workshop Program Class Page and clicking on a specific class title. This will take you to the class description page. Click the ‘Add Class’ button at the bottom of the page.

Phone: Call The Clearing at 920-854-4088. Have your Discover, MasterCard or Visa number available.

Mail: Complete the registration form and mail, along with full payment, to The Clearing, P.O. Box 65, Ellison Bay, WI 54210.

Register as soon as possible to ensure that the class for which you are registering meets the minimum number of students set by the instructor. This number must be met three weeks prior to the class start date. While we continue to accept registrations up to the date of the class, early registration increases our ability to run the class.

Class Prices & Fees

Information on pricing and fees is listed at the end of each class description. Some classes may require an additional fee for materials. These are payable to The Clearing or to the instructor at class and are noted at the end of the class description.

Gift Certificates

Remember your special someone with a gift certificate that can be used for a class or in our Bookstore and Gift Shop. They are available in any amount.

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds are available only if you are unable to get into the class(es) of your choice, or if The Clearing cancels a class. If you must cancel your class participation, please call The Clearing. Student cancellations up to 14 days in advance of the class start date receive a refund minus $30 administrative fee and any materials fees. Student cancellations 4-13 days in advance of the class start date receive a refund minus $40 administrative fee and any materials fees. No refunds will be given for student cancellations 3 days or less in advance of the class start date.


All full-day workshops (6 hours or more) include a catered lunch. Lunches generally include a variety of sandwiches or wraps, tossed salad or pasta salad, fresh fruit, dessert and beverages. There will be a 30-45 minute break (approximately) at noon for lunch. Please contact The Clearing if a medically required special diet is needed.


Lodging is available in Ellison Bay and Sister Bay. Below are lodging options closest to The Clearing in Ellison Bay:

Bayview Resort: 920-854-2006
The Hillside Inn: 920-854-2928
Parkside Inn: 920-854-9050


The landscape at The Clearing is somewhat rugged in places. Although every reasonable effort has been, or is being made to make the grounds accessible for students with physical disabilities, some students may find our campus difficult to negotiate. Please call The Clearing to discuss any concerns you have regarding accessibility.

Office & Visitor Center Hours

8 – 4 Monday – Friday

Visitor Center & Bookstore:
8 – 4 Monday – Friday
12 – 4 Saturday & Sunday (May-October Only)

Admission Policy

Students must be at least 18 years old to attend classes at The Clearing. All students are welcome at The Clearing regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality or ethnic origin.