About Our Learning Center

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Through the Learning Center, Houston Center for Photography offers over 300 workshops to the general public each year. Houston Center for Photography’s Educational Calendar is published quarterly and presents workshops for both film and digital photographers of all levels.


Photographers can choose topics they are interested in or follow a curriculum guide to learn the basics of photography. Workshops and courses are held on-site at Houston Center for Photography in the critique room and digital darkroom as well as off-site in the field, at artist studios, or at the facility of one of our partner organizations. Houston Center for Photography members receive a discount to all classes & workshops. Members also enjoy the benefit of early registration each quarter.


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Academic Calendars


January, February, March, and April 
Calendar is announced in November


May, June, July, and August
Calendar is announced in early April


September, October, November, and December
Calendar is announced in early August

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You may register for classes at Houston Center for Photography online, in person or via telephone—we will be happy to assist you! All registrations after November 2018 will be subject to a $25 non-refundable fee (this is already included in the tuition).

Withdrawals and Transfers 

Withdrawal and transfer requests must be sent to education@hcponline.org seven calendar days before the start of a class. All requests are subject to a non-refundable $25 fee. Refunds or credits will not be available after the seven-day grace period. Houston Center for Photography cannot accommodate refunds for life events beyond our control.


Houston Center for Photography reserves the right to cancel classes at any point due to under-enrollment. A full credit or refund will be issued.


It is not possible for students to make up a missed class by attending an equivalent class on another day. There are no refunds for missed classes.


If you purchased your class on CourseHorse, then our Registration, Withdrawal, and Cancellation policies apply to your purchase. If you are entitled to a refund, or have any questions, please visit the CourseHorse site and contact their customer service team.

You may request to be added to the waitlist for any class by emailing us at education@hcponline.org. If space becomes available, we will contact you. Make sure to include your name, contact information, name of the class and start date.