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Class Hours: Most workshops run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on
Friday. HOWEVER, some Instructors may elect to take 1.5 hour for lunch, making it more enjoyable and less hurried. We
occasionally run different schedules, so please double check your course hours and days. We also offer a few 3-day workshops.
Please check the schedule for the proper dates and information.
To register for a course (or courses), complete the registration form by clicking on one of the links above. A deposit of
$100 is required at time of registration in order to reserve your place in the class. International workshops require a $500 deposit.
Deposit Method: We accept credit cards through PayPal only for the deposits. Checks, money orders and cashiers checks
in U.S. Funds must be used to pay your balance due.
Payment Billing: Statements will be sent via email. Please add 'Art in the Mountains' to your email address book so we don't
go to your junk folder or spam.
It is not necessary to return your statement with your final payment if you write your teacher's name in the memo of your check.
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 at time of registration.
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. No refund 44 days prior (or less) 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 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 insurance company.
SICKNESS: If you arrive at the workshop ill, you will be asked to wear a surgical mask to prevent the spread of germs to other
clients. You will also be provided with hand sanitizer and spray disinfectant and explicit instructions. If you are running a fever, we
will NOT ALLOW you not attend class that day. We will do our best to relay information and we will provide any handouts from the
teacher that you miss.
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 provides high quality workshops with the best instructors. 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 and a demonstration area with
seating. 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 instructor's 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 fundamentals.
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