Financial Aid

Mudflat is pleased to be able to offer financial aid to adults and children who wish to participate in our classes and workshops.

We have established 4 funds that support this opportunity. The John McCooey Fund and the Ellen Schorr Fund both provide financial aid for adults enrolling in classes and workshops. The Judith Fuchel–Mahler Fund provides financial aid for adult students enrolling in handbuilding or sculpture classes specifically. The Elee Koplow Fund provides financial aid to children, as well as a parent (or other adult) and a child, taking classes and workshops at Mudflat. These Funds are supported in part by many generous individuals who have made financial contributions in memory of John McCooey, a longtime Mudflat student; Ellen Schorr, a Mudflat founder; Judith Fuchel-Mahler, artist; and Elee Koplow, a Mudflat studio artist and faculty member. The Funds are also supported by the sale of raffle tickets at our two Open Studio events each year. Mudflat artists, faculty members and students donate pottery for our popular raffles.

Financial aid awards are for partial (up to 50%) tuition of a class or workshop. Because Mudflat has a limited amount of money available for financial aid, we can only award a small number each semester and students are eligible to receive one financial aid award each calendar year. Financial aid applications will be evaluated on clearly demonstrated need, the individual’s commitment to clay, and financial aid history.

If you are in need of financial assistance so that you may attend one of our classes or workshops, please fill out the application form and return it to Mudflat. For more information, please contact the Director.

IMPORTANT! Be sure to register for a class as soon as registration opens if you will be applying for financial aid so that if we can make an award to you, you will already be enrolled. If we cannot award financial aid to you, you can drop from the class with no penalty before our class drop deadline.

Applications for Summer 2021 Semester are due by April 30, 2021.