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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.
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.
Deposit Method: We accept credit cards, checks, money orders and cashiers checks in U.S. Funds.
Payment Billing: Statements will be sent via email. It is not necessary to return the statement with your final payment if you write
your teacher's name in the memo of your check. We prefer checks or money orders to complete payment of your tuition, but will
accept credit cards. Please call to make these arrangements prior to paying on this site. We will need to send you a request for
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. 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.
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
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
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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