Class Policies 2019


You can register for classes and workshops online, by phone, or in person at The Paper Mouse Shop.

Online: Register online in the Workshops and Events tab. There is no processing fee for online registration.

Phone: Call (617) 663-8722. We take credit card payments over the phone.

In person: You can also register for classes in person at The Paper Mouse Shop, 1274 Washington Street, West Newton, MA. Look on our home page for store hours. We accept credit card, cash, and check.

Class Materials

Materials are included at no additional cost for most classes at Atelier. Please refer to individual class pages for information about materials for that class.

Age Groups

The age group categories for classes are roughly broken down as follows. Check each class’s page for the specific age information:

Family: 5 - Adult
Children: 7 - 12
Teens: 13 - 17
Adults: 18+

Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis. Contact us at with questions.

Missed Classes and Cancellations

Insufficient Enrollment

The Paper Mouse Atelier reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. We will inform attendees by email three days prior to the start of class if a low enrollment cancellation occurs. Attendees will receive a full refund in the case of cancellation.

Inclement Weather Closings

Atelier will follow the weather cancellation schedule of the Newton Public Schools. We do not offer refunds in the event of weather closings, but will try to reschedule the class to a pre-designated make-up date if possible. We will offer a class credit if the make-up date cannot be scheduled, or is canceled again due to weather.

Substitutes and Cancellations by Instructor

If an instructor needs to miss a class due to illness or other emergency, Atelier will try to reschedule the class, or find a qualified substitute. If neither solution is possible, the class will be canceled, with a full refund for one-day workshops, or a refund of the canceled day, for multi-week classes.

Student Withdrawals

Refund policy:
  • 14 or more days prior to first class meeting - full refund
  • Less than 14 days before - class credit
  • Less than 3 days before - no refund or credit

We do not offer make-up classes, credit or refunds if an absence is reported after class has taken place.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need to withdraw from a class at any time due to illness, emergency or unforeseen circumstance. We strive to be reasonable and flexible with our class policies.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off

If a child is being picked up by someone other than their parent or guardian, they must indicate it on their Student Information Form. A photo ID must be provided at pickup by anyone other than the parent/guardian on file.

Students should be picked up directly after class. If a student is picked up later than fifteen minutes after the end of class, a late pick-up fee will be charged, of $15 for the first half hour, or $25 for an hour.

Media Release

Classes and camps at The Paper Mouse Atelier are sometimes photographed for publicity on our website, social media and other promotional materials. Permission to be included in publicity is implied by enrollment. Please contact the office in writing if you do not wish to be included in publicity.