There are three ways to register for classes and events (when required):
  1. Register online to make a credit/debit payment, or to sign up for free classes.
  2. Call us at 859-254-4175, ext. 21 to make credit/debit payments, or to sign up for free classes. Please leave a voicemail with your name and number. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
  3. Stop by the front desk during Carnegie business hours to make credit/debit, check, or cash payments, or to sign up for free classes. 

Full payment reserves your space in class. A $20 fee is assessed for returned checks. Purchase orders or intent to pay are not accepted. We accept checks, money orders, cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Registration is required for all classes and events, unless noted otherwise. If you register within a week of the first day the class, please call the Carnegie Center to confirm that the class is meeting as planned.

For online classes, registration closes at 4:00 pm the day before a class begins. We are unable to accommodate joining a class after the start date without special permission from the instructor. 

Early Learners, Kids, & Teens:

To streamline communication, please only register your student(s) for classes designated for their current grade level, regardless of ability. Students who are not in the designated grade(s) will be un-enrolled. Only children 16+ may take adult classes with special permission from the instructor.

Refund Policy:

All class withdrawals for any reason will result in the retention of 15% of the class cost and a standard credit card processing fee. No refunds may be issued within three business days prior to the start of a class as a commitment to pay the instructor has already been made. We cannot prorate class fees for sessions missed by the participant.

Cancellation Policy:

The Carnegie Center reserves the right to cancel a workshop if minimum enrollment is not met. It is best to register early to help our instructors prepare and to ensure the class does not get cancelled. We evaluate registration numbers between 6-2 business days before a class starts to decide whether we can hold the class. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment will be cancelled six-two business days prior to the first class meeting. All participants will be notified by email and will receive full refunds.


Fee assistance is available for most classes. If you are in need of a scholarship, please email or call 859-254-4175, ext. 21 to request an application. 


Contact our registrar at (859) 254-4175 ext. 21 or

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251 West Second Street
Lexington, KY 40507

(859) 254-4175

Monday–Thursday: 10:00 AM–7:30 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM–7:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED