Inclement Weather

In case of inclement weather DAC classes will be cancelled if the DAC building is closed. Students should call 919-560-2787 for building closures. If the DAC building is open or on a delayed opening or early closure during inclement weather classes may be cancelled on a case by case basis and students will be contacted by their instructor or DAC staff.


For school program accessibility needs, please contact the DAC School Director at 919-560-2735.

Clay Studio

Located on the Plaza at Northgate Mall 1058 West Club Blvd., Durham NC 27701

 Click here to view Northgate Mall Map for studio location.

To register call 919–560–2726

Click here for more information about the Clay Studio and classes.

Where to Purchase Supplies

  • Jerry’s Art-a-Rama- 3060 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh (919-876-6610) or at www.raleigh.jerrysartoramastores.com
  • Michaels– New Hope Commons, Durham (919-490-4945), Renaissance Village, Durham  (919-206-4388),  Brier Creek (919-806-2736) or Park West Village, Morrisville (984-228-2001) or michaels.com
  • Happymess Art/Art Post – 718 Iredell St., Durham (919-286-9763) or happymessart.com
  • Cheap Joes- Boone, NC (mail order) 1-800-227-2788 or cheapjoes.com
  • Dick Blick – (mail order) dickblick.com
  • Freeman’s Creative – 2020 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham (919-402-9777) or freemanscreative.com

Liability/Indemnity Waiver

I understand that Durham Arts Council programs have inherent risks, and understanding and acknowledging those risks, I hereby assume all risks and hazards incident to my participation/my child’s participation in all Durham Arts Council programming and programming provided by third party vendors. I agree to waive any liability arising out of any actual, alleged, or threatened infectious, pathogenic, toxic, or other harmful properties of any “organic pathogen”, which includes but may not be limited to bacteria, viruses or other pathogens whether or not a microorganism, regardless of whether such “organic pathogen” is the result of a local outbreak, epidemic, pandemic or unknown cause. I further waive, release, absolve, indemnify and agree to hold harmless the Durham Arts Council and its employees, board, contractors, volunteers, and vendors, and The City of Durham, as well as all persons or parents transporting participants to and from activities, from any legal claims, liabilities, damages and costs for any physical injury, illness or damage to my personal property sustained during my use/my child’s use of Durham Arts Council property and/or my participation/my child’s participation in any Durham Arts Council activities. In the event of an emergency, I give my permission to Durham Arts Council, Inc. to call for Emergency Medical Services (911) and/or to select a physician to secure proper treatment for me or my child.

Photo/Publicity Waiver

Durham Arts Council, Inc. occasionally takes photographs of classes for use in DAC publicity. Therefore, I grant Durham Arts Council, Inc. permission to photograph and/ or record me or my child’s likeness and voice using video, audio, photographic, digital, electronic or any other medium (collectively referred to as ‘the recordings’) as part of my participation in classes or camps. I acknowledge that all rights, title and interest to the recordings will belong to Durham Arts Council, Inc. Durham Arts Council, Inc. may also use, reproduce, exhibit or distribute in any medium (e.g. print publications, video tapes, CD-ROM, online, podcasts, transcripts) these recordings for any purpose that Durham Arts Council, Inc., and those acting pursuant to its authority, deem appropriate, including promotional or advertising efforts. Participant names will not be listed.

In-Person Classes

Students are required to wear a face mask/covering and adhere to social distancing while in class. For everyone’s safety all students will complete a health screening, including a temperature reading, upon arrival at a DAC class.  If any of the following apply to you, you will not be permitted to attend class:

1) You have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, new loss of taste or smell  OR  

2) You been in contact with anyone with these symptoms OR

3) You have potentially been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days OR have reason to believe you have COVID-19

Virtual Class Policies

Virtual online classes through the Durham Arts Council will take place on Zoom.  There is no cost to download and utilize the Zoom software.  Class registration fees vary by class and continue to be accepted via our ProClass online registration.  For more information about Zoom please see the “How to Participate in a Zoom Class” document.

Virtual class enrollment will follow the same refund/withdrawal policies as regular classes. Refund/withdrawal policies can be found on the Durham Arts Council website on the “How to Register” page. 

Links to attend virtual classes will only be shared with registered students/families, instructors and staff members and for privacy reasons should not be shared with any other individuals.  

While attending a virtual class or camp we ask that students’ names be displayed on Zoom (first name, last initial). Please see our “How to Participate in a Zoom Class”  document for instructions on how to enter your display name.

During virtual classes video and audio may be recorded.  Recordings may be shared with registered students/families, instructors and staff to review class information or share student work or performances.  On occasion a portion of the recording may be used for promotional use. Display names will not be included in promotional material. If you do not want to be included in any promotional material please email Durham Arts Council staff at ltannenbaum@durhamarts.org with the participant’s name and class/event.  

Any personal information about class or camp participants that is disclosed in a conversation or activity in a virtual class session will not be used in promotional material or be shared with any party other than registered students/families, instructors and staff.

Please check your internet connectivity and stability before your class starts. DAC cannot be held responsible for any connectivity issues experienced during class sessions. We will try our best to provide support materials or summaries if class sessions are disrupted for students because of internet issues, however no refunds or credits will be given as a result of such issues.