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Art Center Canvas

Registration and membership management for education centers

4.09/5 (11 reviews)

Art Center Canvas overview

What is Art Center Canvas?

Art Center Canvas is a cloud-based solution that assists art and music education centers with registration and membership management. Key features include lesson scheduling, payment processing, event ticketing, customer relationship management, and a point of sale.

The Art Center Canvas platform enables administrators to set up classes based on parameters such as program type, experience level, tuition, member pricing, class size, pay rates, and dates. Its scheduling tool helps users configure lessons on a weekly basis, assign locations based on room availability, and define holidays or blackout dates. Plus, the POS (point of sale) functionality allows employees to process payments via barcode scanners and credit card readers, post fees to individual accounts, and keep track of sales.

Art Center Canvas allows managers to create events, sell tickets online, maintain attendance sheets, and save attendee details. It integrates with third-party applications such as Boomerang and Tableau, in order to streamline donor management and generate data visualizations. Users can generate reports on metrics such as registrations, financial sales, transactions, and more.
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Pricing

Starting from
$395/month
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Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
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Art Center Canvas user reviews

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Martha N.

The best investment for our nonprofit arts organization!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-01
Review Source: Capterra

"Excellent response" and "solution-driven" are terms that describe our aggregate experience with ACC staff and developers. Oregon Society of Artists is unique in the way it handles class and workshop registrations, exhibit entries, and instructor compensation, so it has been necessary for the software to be adapted to our needs by discovering/implementing many "unique-to-us" business rules. There have been moments along the way that were frustrating for us and for ACC's people, but ultimately we've found ACC staff and developers to be good partners who are responsive to our needs and willing to find solutions that really work for us.

Pros
Art Center Canvas (ACC) successfully addresses the complex needs of Oregon Society of Artists, with the most significant impact being the enormous reduction of daily staff hours spent on registrations for classes and workshops and entries for exhibits.

Cons
Depending upon a user's level of experience or comfort learning/navigating within new software, some may find the interface to be non-intuitive. In our office we've found that the learning curve can be quite steep for some key users.

Response from Raven Commerce Systems


Thank you so much for the valuable feedback! We will step up our game in terms of training for all levels of computer literacy. We will be making more short videos in addition to the live interactive online training sessions.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jennifer M.

The Clay Studio review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-09
Review Source: Capterra

We have relied upon Art Center Canvas (ACC) for online class registrations, ticketing, membership and donor development for more than 6 years. Over that time ACC has added features and functionality that responded to our growing needs to reach our community of students, artists and ceramic enthusiasts. Our ability to provide input on new features and suggest improvements to streamline our operations has helped us to scale our operations with our growth. In 2018, we made the decision to improve our online shopping of ceramic artwork from nearly 150 artists across the U.S. We shopped around for software that could effectively process online gallery sales. ACC and their support team was our best option. We trust ACC's level of support and responsiveness to our center's needs. It was a major project with considerable team work among our web developers, ACC and staff. We are proud of our online showcase of the art and craft of clay with the seamless online processing from ACC.

Pros
I like having all of the data and account history in one place. We have multiple programs and enter point to our organization and it is great to see how individuals are interacting with our organization and easy to track.

Cons
The software has a few glitches when using a Mac computer but is continually improving.

Response from Raven Commerce Systems


Thank you so much for your endorsement! Yes, we are continuing to make improvements to the Art Center Canvas platform to remain full-featured and easy to use.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Julia G.

Over promised; under delivered

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-06-30
Review Source: Capterra

This company seems to forget that the client is the customer. Phone calls, emails are responded to with what we perceive as aggression and a feeling that we have been an annoyance. (However, I will note that the company reps have been quick to respond during urgent issues, even if outside of business hours.) Never have we felt that they had our (the customer) interest at heart. While not the most costly product, the price is paid in huge staff hours trying to create and learn workarounds to overcome the MANY challenges presented by this over promised product.

Pros
Originally, we were sold on the suggestion that we could customize reporting. However, in reality, this customization temptation results in too many options without clarity then landing with conflicting data in the reports.

Cons
It is not intuitive at all. Whether as an employee user or a for our members and students, the functionality of the product is confusing at best. Our longest tenured employees still regularly stumble upon confusing action, reports, etc. The learning curve is so long that there is no mastering the product.

Response from Raven Commerce Systems


Krasl has been a valued customer for 6 years, and their custom reporting needs are important to us. We integrate with a number of reporting solutions. Recently in March of this year, we added JReport as an integrated report engine and provided live training. We also continue to offer Tableau as a premium add-on. Not every client elects to use these advanced reporting tools. We have always filled the gap by customizing reports or building new reports to meet a center's requirements with little or no additional charge.
It is difficult to hear that we don't support Krasl's interests. We recently spent several weeks (at no charge) working with Krasl to help resolve an issue they had with a third-party developer that was impacting their custom website. Those interactions were often by phone, and we thought cordial and informative. At the end, Krasl expressed their gratitude for our helpfulness when their third-party developer would not help.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Jean C.

Quality and user friendliness

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2021-02-28
Review Source: Capterra

General happiness in having this product. I recommend it to some friends because of the need to have something like this in the business world.

Pros
The product is very fun to use, it has many options. When you get the hang of working with this product, you practically forget about the others. For my business, it was extremely useful, as it opened the door to innovation and news.

Cons
In the beginning, I didn't have many facilities to develop, only after some studies and research that I found it easy.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kahra B.

Responsive

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-07-01
Review Source: Capterra

Good - they are responsive and working to improve their offerings routinely. Admittedly, I am new to ACC so am not entirely proficient in its functionalities, however, I am hoping their responsiveness is indiciative of improvements being made to the software.

Pros
The customer support is excellent - I routinely receive very timely assistance with issues reported. This software covers a great breadth of functionality from class registration to exhibition registration to ticket sales.

Cons
There appear to be frequent glitches in the software that require customer support.

Response from Raven Commerce Systems


Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate your comments and shared your satisfaction with our customer support with the team it made our day! We are passionate about what we do, and committed to giving you and all our customers the best tool to enable their business and pursuits. As to the glitches, we're constantly upgrading, and hopefully you'll find that our newer versions are free of issues we have increased the pace of upgrades in the past months. We are working hard to improve communications and training by adding "What's New" articles and video training clips as quick refreshers on new and existing features.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Art Center Canvas pricing

Starting from
$395/month
Pricing options
Subscription
View Pricing Plans

Art Center Canvas offers a “Classic Basic” version which costs $395 per month and includes all basic features. The “Art Center Pro” version costs $495 per month and offers advanced features such as membership management and event ticketing. The “Music Center Pro” version comes with a full suite of features including lesson calendars and workshop scheduling and costs $675 per month. Businesses can purchase add-on features including donor management, exhibit management, and craft fair management and studio access for party or event rentals.

Art Center Canvas features

Activity Dashboard
Attendance Tracking
Communication Management
Reporting/Analytics

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Alerts/Notifications (247 other apps)
Assessment Management (261 other apps)
Asynchronous Learning (177 other apps)
Blended Learning (199 other apps)
Content Management (189 other apps)
Course Authoring (178 other apps)
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Data Import/Export (194 other apps)
Learning Management (268 other apps)
Progress Reports (208 other apps)
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Reporting & Statistics (284 other apps)
Self Service Portal (173 other apps)
Tests/Assessments (206 other apps)
Third Party Integrations (201 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Videos and tutorials

Additional information for Art Center Canvas

Key features of Art Center Canvas

  • Class Management
  • Confirmation/Reminders
  • Discount/Coupon Management
  • Group Registration
  • Online Registration
  • Onsite Registration
  • Payment Processing
  • Wait List Management
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