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Cost & Fees

Snow Farm is a nonprofit organization and we keep our prices as low as possible while offering high value.

Workshop Costs

The cost of a workshop includes tuition and open studio hours.

Most workshops require an additional supply fee or kit fee. Supply fees cover materials needed for the specific class and are payable at the time of registration. Kit fees can include materials and/or tools and are payable to the instructor during the workshop. In some cases, materials are available during class and can be purchased based on individual usage. We provide an expected range so that students can plan for their expenses. Most instructors will also ask that students bring a few additional items with them to the class. 

A note about jewelry classes: we provide brass, copper, and bronze.  In some cases, a class will include silver. In classes that do not include silver, students are welcome to bring their own silver to use during the workshop. Also, stones for jewelry are not provided.

Housing & Meals

Housing at Snow Farm is available May - October.  The cost of housing depends on the type of housing and the length of the workshop. All meals are included in all housing options

Non-residential students can choose to purchase a lunch package or a full meal package at the time of registration.  Breakfast ($12) and dinner ($18) can be added on any day by arrangment with the on-site coordinator during the workshop.

Friday nights are special at Snow Farm. The week concludes with an exhibit of student work, a pre-dinner reception, a special meal, and a benefit auction that includes work made by students and instructors and Snow Farm gift certificates. All students are welcome to invite guests to this end-of-week celebration and non-residential students may wish to plan on staying late that night. The additional cost for dinner is $18 per person for non-residential students and guests and can be arranged with the on-site coordinator..

Workshop Access Program

The Workshop Access Program (WAP) provides workshop opportunities to people who could not otherwise afford to attend Snow Farm. People who meet the following household income guidelines are invited to apply to the program.

People in Household Max Annual Income
1 $40,000
2 $55,000
3 or more $70,000


Registration Fee

Once per year, there is a non-refundable $25 registration fee

Cancellation Policy*

*3/20/20: During this extraordinary time of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have adjusted our cancellation policy to offer maximum flexibility to our students - see below.  Other updates regarding Snow Farm operations can be seen on the COVID-19 Updates page of our website. 

Our regular cancellation policy allows for a refund up to 30 days in advance of the start date of the class, with a $75 cancellation fee and a nonrefundable once-yearly $25 registration fee. For most of our classes, there is still plenty of time for a wait-and-see approach.

However, we recognize that individuals must make decisions based on their personal situation and comfort, and we want to offer the most flexibility and accommodation as is possible. Please consider, also, that as a nonprofit organization, a significant loss of income could impact Snow Farm’s financial stability.

  1. We will accept cancellations up to the time that a workshop begins. Most importantly, we ask that anyone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath) or has been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed or has symptoms, to not attend a class at Snow Farm.
  2. We will waive the $75 cancellation fee, or roll this fee over into a donation to Snow Farm. Only the once-yearly $25 registration fee is nonfundable. 
  3. We can help students to enroll in a different class later in the year or provide an account credit that can be used through October 2021.
  4. We can provide a full refund, or a partial refund and a donation to provide extra support to Snow Farm in the face of lost income.