What will be provided
A small teaching group (maximum of ten students) to ensure individual attention. All materials unless otherwise stated (for example for the painting on canvas course). Good art supplies are expensive so please treat them with respect! If you have favourite supplies, please feel free to bring them. Refreshments during the day (tea, coffee etc). A light lunch (please notify any dietary requirements when booking).
What will not be provided
Aprons. Specialist drinks – if you require specialist milk or drinks please provide your own.
Please wear old clothing and bring an apron to protect yourself. Please do not bring anything of value to a course. We cannot accept liability for personal items lost. We have a no-smoking policy both inside and outside the workshops. Essential health and safety information will be given during your introduction. We do not take responsibility for any vehicles parked at venues, vehicles are parked at owner's own risk.
Change of venue
We reserve the right to change venues if necessary. It would be to one within five miles of the original so as not to impact travel or accommodation. You will be notified as soon as possible.
Regretfully the workshop area at Knowle Hill is accessed by stairs. There is level access to the Hurst venue. If you have a disability/additional support needs please contact us before booking. Please ensure that you provide us with full details of any specific requirements that you may have and we will do our best to accommodate.
We do not accept booking from anyone under 18 years of age unless accompanied by an adult. You are never too old to learn!
Places on courses are allocated on a first to pay first served basis and we cannot guarantee your place prior to receipt of full payment. All amounts payable must be received before the commencement of the course.
Cancellation by you
If cancellation by you occurs within 14 days after making your booking you are entitled to a full refund, unless you book less than 14 days before the start of the course, in which case you will not be entitled to a refund. You will be welcome to transfer your course to another person for free. If the course has a waiting list and we are able to fill your place you will be refunded minus £30 administration fee.
If cancellation by you occurs more than 14 days after making your booking and more than 30 days prior to the start of the course you will be entitled to a refund minus £30 administration fee. You will be welcome to transfer your course to another person for free.
If cancellation by you occurs less than 30 days prior to the start of the course, you will not be entitled to a refund. You will be welcome to transfer your course to another person for free. If the course has a waiting list and we are able to fill your place you will be refunded minus £30 administration fee.
Cancellation by us
All our courses have a minimum attendance level and may be cancelled if too few bookings are received. We reserve the right to cancel any course at any time. You will receive a full refund or a gift voucher to the same value if that is how you paid. Please note that we will not refund the cost of any accommodation or travel that you may have booked. We reserve the right to alter venues (see below).
You are responsible for arranging your own accommodation and transport. Regretfully we cannot supply a pick-up service at the local railway station. Though subject to you agreeing, we can put students in touch with each other to share a taxi. We will provide a list of local accommodation but it is up to you to contract with them and we cannot guarantee the quality – please check it suits your needs and budget. We suggest you should make arrangements for cancellation whether that is as the result of a cancellation of a course by us or by you and you should consider appropriate insurance.
Gift vouchers for a one or two day course are available. They must be used by the specified date (currently December 2019, as I do not currently have any dates booked for 2020). These are non-refundable, so if you do not use it you will not be reimbursed. If the course chosen is more expensive than the voucher, the difference must be paid. A two-day voucher can be used to pay for two separate courses. In exceptional circumstances gift vouchers may be used in payment against the purchase of a painting. Please contact Liz to discuss.