When to Register
Registration for all 2023 Workshop Program class begins May 2, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time.
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.
How to Register
Class sizes are limited. Early registration will help ensure that you get the class(es) you’d like. You may register for classes using the following methods:
Online: Registration is available on The Clearing’s website at: www.theclearing.org. (Online registration requires a Clearing User Account. If you received this catalog in the mail, have taken a class with us before or if you receive our monthly newsletter emails, you already have a Clearing User Account. Please review the ‘Your Clearing User Account’ section below and contact The Clearing if you have any questions.)
Phone: Call The Clearing at 920-854-4088. Have your Discover, MasterCard or Visa number, expiration date and billing address available.
Online Registration Tips
Log into or create your Clearing User Account well before the Workshop Program registration start date to ensure a smooth registration.
Do not add classes to your cart before 8:00AM CST on the Workshop Program Registration Start Date. You will not be able to complete your registration for any class(es) added prior to 8:00AM CST
Your Clearing User Account
A Clearing User Account is required to register online. If you received this catalog in the mail or if you receive our monthly newlsetter emails, you already have a Clearing User Account. In order to register online, simply log into your existing account using your email address and your password. If you forgot your password or need to create a password, please follow the on screen steps for resetting your password.
How to Create A New User Account: If you are brand new to The Clearing, you will need to create a new user account. Creating your Clearing user account is easy. A step by step guide to setting up your account can be found online by visiting theclearing.org and clicking the ‘Account’ link in main menu bar at the top of the page. And if after reviewing those instructions you still need help, just give us a call!
Hint: Log into or create your Clearing User Account well before the Workshop Program registration start date to ensure a smooth registration.
Pricing & Fees (per person)
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.
Cancellation fees help defray the cost of the staff time that is required to take, process and manage registrations, along with the charge card transaction fees.
There is $35 fee for canceling a Workshop Program class registration in 2023. It is helpful if those registered for a class cancel a minimum of two weeks before the class start date. That gives The Clearing a better opportunity to fill the vacant slot with someone on a possible wait list.
If The Clearing cancels a class for which you have registered, you will have the option to receive either a full refund or to transfer your registration to another class.
Classes held in the Workshop and Forge buildings that use certain power tools, one or both glass fusing kilns and the shop supplies are assessed a shop fee. The fee depends on the class. Shop fees help to defray the cost of maintaining tools and equipment, replacing worn or damaged equipment, coal use (for classes in the Forge) and maintaining and cleaning these classrooms.
Even though a class is full, there is still a chance that you can take the class. The Clearing maintains waiting lists for all of our classes. These lists are used in the event that registered students in a class need to cancel. While we can't predict when a cancellation will happen, our experience shows us they can happen anytime, even the day before class begins. When someone cancels, we want to fill that vacancy with a new student right away. We do that by using our waiting lists.
You can be added to a waiting list at anytime. All we need is your name and a phone number. If we receive a cancellation, we will start calling names on our waiting list beginning with the first and continuing down our list until we fill the vacancy. If we call and you are unable to come, you can simply tell us 'no' and we will continue down our list.
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.
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)
Clearing classes are open to everyone 18 and older.