As some of you may have noticed I have recently posted information regarding art classes on my Facebook page as well as on my website. I thought I would use my blog as an opportunity to explain these changes for classes and private lessons. Below you will find a copy of the post. It includes information on class prices, how to register for a class, and other frequently asked questions.
I began teaching art classes in Amherst over the summer. At the time it was my only job so I was fortunate enough to be very flexible when choosing my hours for classes and private lessons. I offer my classes at low prices to ensure everyone has the opportunity to explore their inner artist. Despite the significant increase in class popularity, I had to seek out another means of income. I was recently hired on for a full time position with Telus. So far I'm really enjoying the new career avenue and opportunities that come with it. With this full time position comes a more limited schedule for my classes. During this time as I learn to combine the two schedules some classes are subject to change depending on my hours. I will try my best to make this transition an easy one with as much notice as possible. Due to this it is important that everyone is aware of the process for confirming seats and what to do in the event that you must cancel. All this information is provided below.
I thank you all for your understanding and patience at this time. Hopefully it will be a quick transition period. I want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to explore their creative side and liberate their inner artist. Feel free to message me at any time if you want to inquire about booking a private lesson or join a class.
Classes are $15.00 plus tax (that's $17.25 all together). Materials may be extra and if so it will be stated in the class description. In the event that materials are extra you can choose to pay an additional fee to have materials included.
Private Individual Lessons are $25.00 plus tax (that's $28.75 all together). Materials may be extra and if so it will be stated in the class description. In the event that materials are extra you can choose to pay an additional fee to have materials included.
Private Group Lessons are $15.00 plus tax per person. (that's $17.25 all together). Materials may be extra and if so it will be stated in the class description. In the event that materials are extra you can choose to pay an additional fee to have materials included. Private group lessons require a minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 5.
Class descriptions including fees and seat availability can be found under the 'Events' section on my page as well as on my website.
All classes including private group lessons have a maximum of 5 seats.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What ages do you teach?
A: At this time I have classes available for ages 7-12, 13-17, and 18+. Private lessons start from ages 5+.
Q: What kind of experience do I need?
A: No experience is necessary. All of the classes are designed to help artists of all levels explore their creative side.
Q: Do I need to wear a smock or old clothes?
A: For most of the classes we will be using acrylic paints which does not wash out of clothes. It is best to wear something you don't mind getting a little messy.
Q: How do I save my seat?
A: To confirm your seat you must send me a private message or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I will then send you directions and a materials list if required.
Q: When should I save my seat?
A: To ensure you have a seat please try to confirm it ASAP and no later than 6pm the day before the class. In the event that there are still available seats for the class you can contact me the day of and if at all possible I will fit you in.
Q: On the event page for the class I said I was 'going'. Doesn't this count as confirmation?
A: Unfortunately just clicking the 'going' or 'maybe' option in the event is not official confirmation. A private message or email must be sent to confirm your seat. I will then send you directions and a materials list if required.
Q: How do I pay for my class?
A: Payments are to be made in cash. You can choose to pay in advance or the day of your class. If you wish to pre pay for your classes you can do so through Pay-Pal or other arrangements can be made in private discussion. Cheques are not accepted.
Q: It says materials are extra. Where can I purchase them?
A: Once you have confirmed your seat through private message or e-mail I will send you a list of required materials including locations where they can be purchased and prices.
Q: Do you give sibling discounts?
A: Unfortunately sibling discounts are not available. I have chosen to offer art classes at low prices to ensure everyone has the opportunity to explore their inner artist.
Q: How do students complete art projects so quickly in one of your classes?
A: A lot of work is done behind the scenes prior to the class. In fact hours are spent researching, creating, and managing time to ensure the students experience an educational and fun class where they are able to bring home their very own masterpieces in a reasonable time frame.
Q: What If I have to cancel my seat?
A: In the event that you have to cancel your seat please give me at least 24 hours notice. Contact me through private message on my Facebook page or by e-mail at email@example.com. This allows others who may be interested in coming enough notice so they can liberate their inner artist as well. If you have to cancel the day of classes you still have to pay for your seat. We will discuss payment arrangements privately.
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