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Classes are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and end at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, with the exception of Nicholas
Simmons workshop. Lunch Hour is from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. HOWEVER, some Instructors may elect to take 1.5 hour for lunch,
making it more enjoyable and less hurried, thereby extending class until 4:30 p.m. If you have to leave early due to return travel,
you may do so at any time, just make sure to let us know, so that we can all say our goodbyes.
To register for a course (or courses), complete the following registration form and mail it with your initial deposit for
each course to the address indicated. Note: a deposit of $100 is required at time of registration in order to reserve your place in
Payment Method: We accept checks, money orders and cashiers checks in U.S. Funds.
Payment Billing: If you so desire, you may choose "Easy Pay". After receiving your deposit, the balance of the course fees will
be billed in no more than three equal monthly installments. If you do not make payments you will be sent a bill for the balance 60
days prior to class beginning. If full payment is not received 60 day's prior to class you may loose your space. Registrations 60
days or less prior to class starting must pay in full.
Cancellation Policy – Spaces are reserved on a first deposit-received basis. Once your place has been reserved, there will
be a nonrefundable cancellation charge of $100 per workshop 45 days or more before the event. No refund after 44 days prior
to the class or once a workshop begins. We always feel badly when a personal emergency arises after this time period.
However, we must strictly adhere to this policy. No-shows will not receive a refund, regardless of the circumstances. If you drop
out of a class once it has started, you will not receive a refund. We reserve the right to cancel any workshop, in which case we
will make a full refund. Art in the Mountains is not responsible for travel expenses. Art in the Mountains is not responsible for art
supplies or travel expenses. We recommend travel insurance to recover lost baggage, airline mechanical failures or delays and
sickness. If you are in an accident around your home or in a car, please seek a workshop expense compensation from your
Admission: AITM accepts all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or religion. AITM reserves the right to
dismiss any student, without refund, for unacceptable behavior, and to deny admission to any student with a history of such
behavior. Anyone who attends for the purpose of collecting names and addresses of our instructors and students or for
advertising another workshop organization may be requested to leave without refund. Absolutely no theft is allowed and will be
handled by the civil authorities.
DO YOUR RESEARCH FIRST: Students should have knowledge of the instructors reputation, class description, class outline or a
basic understanding of what a studio workshop involves and/or what a plein air workshop involves prior to registration. If you
have any questions about the way a typical workshop operates, please feel free to ask us, or do some research in magazines,
videos, or ask an art group or society.
Complaints: Although we rarely get a complaint, students have an obligation to inform the workshop coordinator immediately
when they are unhappy with their workshop. Such comments will be held confidential. AITM Workshop coordinators cannot
guarantee satisfaction of a workshop, because opinions vary. However, coordinators will do their best to peacefully mediate a
situation between instructor and student.
Refunds: AITM tries to provide high quality workshops with the best instructors. However, students are responsible for selecting
the workshop of their choice according to the knowledge that they should have gained prior to registration. Art in the Mountains
cannot guarantee student satisfaction of a workshop, because opinions vary. Therefore there is no refund once a class begins.
What is Involved in a Typical Workshop?
A typical workshop taking place indoors provides students with table space, standing room, demonstration area with seating, a
light table, art supplies and books, and a slide room. Students have the conveniences of indoor restrooms, lunch available and
being able to get to know the other instructors and students during the same week. Typically, instructors demonstrate and
lecture in the morning followed by a student practice session. After lunch, the instructor may demonstrate again and the students
will paint until the day ends, or there will be a daily critique around 3:00 p.m. Some instructors critique on Friday. Please check
the class outline for more information.
Don't be upset if the instructor offers to provide more education and more demonstrations.
You have a Choice: watch and learn, or go and practice painting.
Plein Air Workshops
For the student who enjoys being outdoors without modern conveniences. Classes going into the forest near lakes and rivers
will need to use restroom facilities available and bring the items suggested. Classes painting downtown will be able to use
public restrooms and grab hot coffee, snacks and a quick lunch or bring the items suggested. A typical instructors workshop
includes lecture and demonstration first thing in the morning followed by student painting time. This repeats after lunch and
class usually ends with a critique or students painting.
Oil painting classes may have longer demonstrations, so students may be painting in the afternoons. Some, not all, instructors
demonstrate in stages, followed by students painting in step-by-step format. This cuts down on long demonstrations and helps
the student retain the instruction because they can practice the methods right away.
The benefit of painting outdoors is that students may choose to continue painting until it gets dark out. Instructors are not
required to stay after class hours, but may do so, and this is very rewarding for the student. Please understand that when you are
watching a demonstration and then painting at your easel, you may be standing quite a bit during the week. It is advised that you
bring a stool to sit closer to the instructors easel (allowing others to stand behind you and see better) this will provide some time
to rest your feet and legs.
Get up close to the instructor and don't be afraid to gather around the table or easel.
Just remember to leave the instructor some free movement and breathing space.
When painting on location, students need to stay relatively close in a group, this helps the instructor find all of the students
without wasting valuable class time looking for them or walking far distances to provide individual assistance. If students keep
this in mind, then all will have a quality experience. Please do not wander far away and expect the instructor to find you. If you
want to paint a distance away or in a hidden area, bring your painting back to the group location and request the instructor take a
few minutes to look over your work. Or you may consider painting that location on your own time and request a critique later.
Please understand that the instructor will have to be flexible. Instructors may change their class outline to accommodate
the level of the students in attendance. Sometimes there are more advanced students than the instructor had planned for.
Other times the students are at a beginner level and need more time to practice and more education in the elementary
|PLEASE REVIEW THE REGISTRATION / CANCELLATION POLICY BELOW.