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How do I register for a workshop?
You may register online or by calling (715) 747-2054. A 25% deposit is all you need to secure your spot, or you may choose to pay in full. Final payment is due 60 days before your workshop.
Is there a certain number of students required to hold a workshop?
MISA will hold workshops for which a minimum number of students are registered. That number varies from workshop to workshop. If we must cancel a workshop, registered students will be given the opportunity to enroll in another course, with no transfer penalty. A full refund will be given to students who do not wish to transfer.
Are there waiting lists for workshops?
Yes. Waiting lists are maintained for all filled workshops.
What is the workshop schedule?
Workshops typically run Monday – Friday from 9am-4pm with an hour break for lunch. Occasionally instructors will change the schedule to meet the needs of their workshop.
What are the age requirements for students at MISA?
Students must be at least 18 years of age to attend; occasionally exceptions are made based on Instructor preferences.
How much is required for a deposit on a workshop registration?
A 25% deposit is all you need to secure your spot, and reserve on-site lodging and meals. You may also choose to pay in full.
Online Workshops require full payment upon registration.
How much is tuition?
Tuition rates are based on the workshop and are subject to change. Please refer to the workshop description pages on this website for current tuition costs. Tuition does not include costs for lodging, meals or workshop materials fees.
Are there any discounted tuition programs?
Full-time residents of Bayfield and Ashland Counties are eligible for a $150 discount for any regular course on a space-available, stand-by basis. In the event that the workshop reaches maximum capacity, local residents may choose to pay full tuition for a confirmed space, or cancel without penalty. Local residents must present a valid driver’s license.
Can I change my registration from one workshop to another?
Yes. If a scheduling conflict occurs, you can transfer once to another workshop if space is available. There will be a $100 Transfer fee.
Will my tuition be refunded if I cancel my registration?

Transfer Policy – Registrants who cancel their enrollment in a class may make a one-time transfer to another workshop without penalty. Transfers may be made either in the current workshop season, or any class in the following year. A class registration is transferable to another person, with the same time limit restrictions.

All transfers are subject to a $200 transfer fee.

All transfers must be made 30 days prior to the workshop.

Refund Policy – If you prefer not to transfer your workshop registration, the following fees apply:

More than 90 days prior to the workshop $200 cancellation fee

Less than 90 days but 60 days prior to the workshop $400 cancellation fee

Less than 60 days no refunds; however see above Transfer Policy above.

Cancellation fees reflect the cost of registration, staff, instructor contracts, material acquisitions, and other services. This policy applies to all registrants, regardless of the reason for cancelling. We encourage the use of trip insurance.

MISA Cancels a Workshop

MISA reserves the right to cancel a workshop 30 days prior to the start of the class if the minimum number of students has not been met for a class. MISA will notify the registrants if there is a need to cancel. Students will have the option to transfer to another workshop or receive a full refund. MISA cannot be responsible for non-refundable airline tickets.
We expect participants will attend the entire class as scheduled. Late arrivals and early departures are disruptive for both the instructor and the other students. Please make every effort to participate fully in your class. Tuition adjustments will not be made for late arrivals or early departures. Call us before enrolling if you have questions about these policies.
Should an instructor cancel and we run the workshop with an equivalent caliber instructor, we do not issue refunds.

MISA Online Workshops

Payment Options are the same for both programs; however, unpaid balances will be due 21 days prior to the start of the course. Our Cancellation and Transfer Policies will apply with these amended terms

All transfers are subject to a $50 transfer fee.

All transfers must be made 7 days prior to the workshop.

If you prefer not to transfer your Online workshop registration, the following fees apply:

More than 14 days prior to the workshop, refund your deposit less the $75 cancellation fee.

Less than 14 days prior to the workshop no refund; however, see Transfer Policy.

What are the lodging options?

MISA: Our exclusive lodging is designed to mirror the “Mission Cottage” style which characterized summer homes on Madeline Island in the late 1800s. Nestled on our grounds with beautiful forest and prairie meadow views, your room is just a short stroll away from our studio and dining areas, which are open 24 hours a day. Lodging options include a shared room two twin beds and bath en suite, a private room with twin bed and shared bath en suite, private room with queen bed and bath en suite, and a private room with king bed and bath en suite.

MISA WEST Tucson Campus: One of the most distinctive resorts in Tucson, Tanque Verde lodging combines the spirit of the Old West with modern amenities. Traditional adobe walls, Santa Fe style architecture, and southwestern style decor perfectly complement the beauty of the natural surroundings. Tanque Verde’s “run of the house” accommodations give you easy access to all the amenities the ranch has to offer. Lodging options include a shared room with queen beds and bath en suite, or a private room with a queen bed and bath en suite.

MISA WEST Santa Fe Campus: The rooms feature Southwestern décor inspired by the Native American cultures of New Mexico and historic artwork that is part of the hotel’s rich history. The unique adobe design and spacious facilities make this a perfect getaway for a week of creativity in the diverse culture and heritage of New Mexico. We provide delicious meals that include daily breakfast and lunch at the Hotel. Students will have the opportunity to explore the Santa Fe cuisine at surrounding restaurants for dinners.

How much does on campus lodging cost?

MISA: All of our Madeline Island lodging packages include our meal plan (daily breakfast and lunch and two dinners) and prices depend on your preferences. Please view the Lodging & Rates page for details.

MISA WEST Tucson Campus: All of our lodging packages include our meal plan (3 meals a day) and prices depend on your preferences.

MISA WEST Santa Fe Campus: All of our lodging packages include daily breakfast and lunches.

Please view the Lodging & Rates page for details.

What is check in and check out time?

Check in starts at 3:00 pm on the Sunday before your workshop begins. Check out is noon on Friday unless you make arrangements otherwise. Consider staying an extra night with us to enjoy other area attractions.

Why stay on campus?

Our students find that their educational experience is greatly enhanced by staying on campus; they benefit from 24/7 access to studio space as well as additional opportunities to interact with instructors and fellow students.

What is your pet policy?

Please leave your furry friends at home. We do, however, welcome service animals to MISA.

May I bring a guest?

Guests may join you at MISA at no extra lodging cost. They are encouraged to purchase a meal plan for their stay. At our MISA West campuses there is a no extra lodging fee for guests, however meal plans are required.

Are your facilities handicap accessible?

Yes. Our lodging and workshop rooms comply with AODA standards. Please notify our registration staff if you have special needs.

What about MISA’s gourmet meals?

MISA Madeline Island Campus: Our meal package is included in all on-campus lodging options. We serve daily breakfast and lunch, two dinners, and students have free access to unlimited healthy snacks and beverages 24/7. We take great pride in providing fresh fruits from our famous Bayfield orchards. Your room at MISA includes a small refrigerator and microwave, and you are welcome to bring food items with you.

MISA WEST Tucson Campus: Three exquisite meals are prepared daily by a master chef and served in the stately ranch dining room with sweeping views of the Rincon Mountains. On Wednesday evening, the Ranch offers a specialty Barbeque at its Cottonwood Grove with live entertainment.

MISA WEST Santa Fe Campus: Daily breakfast and lunches are provided in the Ortiz Restaurant. MISA students have their choice of more than two hundred Southwestern restaurants within a few blocks for dinner.

We are able to accommodate most dietary restrictions and preferences. Students will have the opportunity to provide this information to us through a nutrition form sent prior to the workshop.

If I am staying off campus, can I still get meals?
Yes, you may purchase a full meal plan even if you stay off campus. We highly recommend this because being with your workshop and instructor particularly during this more social time, will greatly enhance your workshop experience.
Where is the closest airport?

MISA Madeline Island Campus: There is an international airport in Duluth, MN. MISA runs an airport shuttle which costs $450.00 round trip and includes the ferry fees. Arrangements must be made three weeks prior to the workshop.

MISA WEST Tucson Campus: There is an international airport in Tucson, AZ. The Ranch runs an airport shuttle.
Arrangements must be made at least one week prior to the workshop.

MISA WEST Santa Fe Campus: Students may travel to either Albuquerque or Santa Fe airports with hotel shuttle service available through Groom transportation. To make reservations, please call 505-474-5696 or book online at

What’s the car ferry like?

The ferry is convenient and easy to use for walk-on or drive-on passengers. Reservations are not accepted. Arrive at the landing at least 15-20 minutes before your departure to purchase a ticket. You are personally guided onto the boat by one of the helpful ferry staff, then just sit back and relax while you enjoy the beautiful ride! The ferry typically runs every half hour. See their website at for schedules and rates.

Do I need to bring materials to my class?
All of our workshops have a materials list of items that you should bring. You can view this at the top of each workshop description. If it makes your travel easier, you are welcome to ship your supplies ahead of time. Please let us know if you are making arrangements for this.
Can I rent a sewing machine for my class?

MISA offers sewing machines for rent to workshop participants for $125 per week. To reserve a sewing machine please call our registrar at 715-747-2054.

What are MISA's Shipping and Mailing addresses?

USPS packages may be mailed to:

PO BOX 536
LaPointe, WI 54850

UPS and FEDEX packages may be shipped to:

978 Middle Road
LaPointe, WI 54850

What is the Scholarship process?

Students may apply for a Scholarship by downloading the application under the Scholarship tab.

We review each application in full,  and consider how the student will benefit from attending a workshop with our assistance. 

What months are workshops held at each campus?

MISA, Madeline Island campus workshops are held mid-June through early October.

MISA-WEST Tucson Campus workshops are held in the months of January, February, and December.

MISA-WEST Santa Fe Campus workshops are held March through May.

Questions about your registration or workshop status? Call us 715-747-2054