Class Policies


CPAC reserves the right to cancel programs due to low enrollment (class cancellation decisions are made 7 days before the start of a class). In such instances, the student may transfer (class transfers must be applied to already scheduled workshops) or receive a refund with no processing fee charge.


Otherwise, CPAC requires notice no less than 7 calendar days in advance of the first scheduled session for any courses or workshops (“programs”) requesting to transfer to another program, or withdraw and receive a full tuition refund. All refunds are subject to a $15 administrative fee, however, transfers are not subject to a fee. Cancellations occurring less than 7 days before the start date will receive 50% refund of funds minus the administration fee. If withdrawal from a class occurs less than 24 hours prior to class, no refund, nor transfer will be given.


Transfers or refunds cannot be granted for “no shows,” nor if notice is given less than 7 days in advance of a program start.


All registrations received less than 7 days before the start of a program, including same-day registrations, are final and are not eligible for transfer or refund.


The Education & Programs Manager or Executive Director/Curator can make exceptions to the above policy in the instance of a verified emergency.


We require a 50% deposit and remaining balance paid 3 days before start date for workshop over $300.


Colorado Photographic Arts Center is not responsible for travel and lodging expenses or any other costs incurred as a result of cancellation.

Health or family emergencies may qualify for exceptions. In this instance a maximum refund of 50% may be granted only if the cancellation does not cause major financial loss to Colorado Photographic Arts Center.


No refunds are given for withdrawal from PhotoVox.


To request a cancellation, please call 303-837-1341 or email



In rare circumstances a workshop may be cancelled due to low-enrollment or under-enrollment (as stated above, class cancellation If this occurs, enrolled students have the option of a full refund, or a transfer of the full amount to be applied to another workshop (which is listed on the current schedule at the time of cancellation).



On rare occasions, instructors may be unable to fulfill their commitment to teach a course. We will do our best to find a replacement instructor of equal caliber to take over. In very rare circumstances, a course may have to be canceled.

No refunds will be given if a substitute artist teaches a class due to the temporary absence of the scheduled faculty member.



If a student is not able to attend a scheduled class during a multi-day a class we can do our best to connect you with the instructor to get any material/handouts given in the missed classes. Due to the nature of preparation and materials, there are no make-up classes for any alternative and historical process classes.



Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) staff, or affiliated instructors are not responsible for any damage or theft of personal belongings, photographic or computer equipment.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center is not liable for injury or accident resulting from participation in our programs. It is the participant’s responsibility to obtain information about any risks involved. Release of liability of CPAC and their instructors is verified at the time of student registration. Any questions about workshop content, requirements, or risks may be directed to CPAC prior to registration.



Colorado Photographic Arts Center does not include copyrights or model releases for images created in our classes and workshops. If you don’t have your own form, we have a selection of standard releases available and most workshop instructors will discuss your options during session. It is your responsibility to obtain the kind of release you are seeking from your models or subjects by discussing it with them directly. Please remember that you will not be able to sell, and may not be able to post your images online without permission from your models. Images created during our workshops may be used solely for your portfolios. Models and athletic teams often expect sample images to be sent to them for their portfolios and publicity. Your copyright should appear on the image. CPAC will often request permission to use your images in publicity for program.



Colorado Photographic Arts Center adheres to strict observation of non-discrimination in all aspects of our organization. We do not discriminate, and in fact we actively seek out people from all walks of life and of all ethnicities, ages, gender expression and sexual orientation to participate in our programs both as students and in meeting our organizational needs. We have firm expectations for student and instructor responsibilities during all workshops; politeness and consideration of instructors, assistants, models, and other students is required. Improper, illegal, or rude behavior may result in dismissal from the current workshop and all future workshops, paid or unpaid.



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