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Painting Essentials with Sam Morrow – Mondays 10am-1pm $ 280 members $360 non-members

Sam Morrow will teach traditional painting techniques and methods. He will go through all basic processes from underpainting, through body paint, glazing, scumbling, wet into wet, wet onto dry, transparency and opacity to name but a few. Students will apply the principles learned to their own paintings, working from still life, photographs or the imagination.  Group discussion will be a […]

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Exploring your Creative Self with Christa Forrest – Tuesdays 10am-1pm $ 280-315-members $360-405 non-members

Students will explore and expand upon various painting techniques and processes.  In addition, the instructor will introduce exercises and prompts to guide students and help them fully realize their artistic potential.  Experience in painting or artistic background is not required, just a willingness to experiment, explore and find your own creative process. We will use […]

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Landscape Painting with Sam Morrow – Wednesdays 10am-1pm $ 280-315-members $360-405 non-members

Experiment with different styles of landscape painting, including traditional, representational or abstract. Students are welcome to explore these various styles or paint in their preferred style. Sam will go through all basic processes from under painting, through body painting, glazing, scumbling, wet into wet, wet onto dry, transparency and opacity, to name a few. The aim […]

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Still Life Oil Painting with Rick Daskam – Thursdays 9:30am-12:30pm $ 245-$280 members $315-360 nonmembers

In this class, students will paint from still life arrangements provided by the instructor. We will focus on personally expressive, representational painting. Classes will incorporate lessons on drawing skills, light and shadow, composition, color relationships and values. Students will complete a small painting in each session, allowing the painter to become confident and sure in […]

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Drawing Fundamentals with Sam Morrow – Thursdays 1:30-3:30pm $ 168-192 members $252-288 non-members

Sam Morrow will guide the student through all the fundamental techniques, materials and concepts of traditional drawing, including line, tone, volume, form, composition, proportion and much more. 

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Life Drawing with Victor DeMasi – Thursday evenings 7-9pm $ 12 Members $15 Non-members

Live models are presented for this open, drop in studio session. Open to adults of all skill levels. Please bring your own supplies. Class is ongoing and artists of all levels are invited.

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Finding Your Voice—Acrylic Abstract Painting with Rachel Volpone – Fridays 11am-2pm $ 245-315 members / $315-405 non-members

This class is for painters who would like to explore the possibilities of opening up their work to abstraction, whether by maintaining a sense of realism or moving into non-objectivity. Focus will be in finding an authentic way to express ideas as well as challenging the way of viewing and making art. Reference materials like […]

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Class Policies

 

Class Times

Please arrive on time for your class.  Set-up and clean-up time is scheduled into each class timeframe. Please do not arrive early or stay past the end of the class. The teacher will leave promptly at the end of class and lock up so please do not delay. When the teacher leaves the classroom, students are also expected to leave.

 

Convenience Fee

A non–refundable convenience fee of 2.5% will be added to any credit card payment for classes. This fee covers the cost of processing the credit card transaction.  Classes paid by check in person do not incur the processing fee.

 

Enrollment

A minimum enrollment is required for The Guild to conduct a class. In addition, there can be a maximum enrollment based on the studio size, equipment and instructor’s requirements.  If a class is cancelled for minimum enrollment, either a credit or refund will be made.

 

Course or Workshop Changes

The Guild reserves the right to change its calendar, withdraw or modify courses or workshops based on weather or other extenuating circumstances. We reserve the right to use substitute instructors, as needed. Classes or workshops cancelled due to bad weather or instructor’s absence will be rescheduled according to studio availability. Every attempt will be made to makeup a class due to bad weather or instructor’s absences but in the event a makeup date is not possible, we will issue either a credit or a refund.

 

Attendance

There are no makeups or refunds if a student cannot attend a regularly scheduled class or makeup class or workshop. Students who cannot attend a regularly scheduled class or workshop cannot substitute another person in their place or take a different class as a makeup.

 

Cancellations

If the Guild needs to cancel a course or workshop for any other reason, all fees will either be credited or refunded. In the event a course or workshop is cancelled due to low enrollment or teacher’s absence, notice will be given one to three days prior to the course or workshop start date.

 

Refunds for Courses

If a student wishes to withdraw from a class after registering, the student must notify the Guild office before the first class meets to receive a refund. This must be in writing via email to education.rgoa@gmail.com. All fees will be refunded minus any non-refundable credit card processing fee if paid by credit card. No refunds will be given for any reason, including written withdrawal requests, after the first class meets.  For classes that have begun, RGOA may issue a credit to be used within one year. If a student withdraws for a medical emergency with a doctor’s note, a pro-rated tuition credit may be considered after the first day of class. If credit is issued, there will be an expiration date and must be used within that date. There are no substitutions or transfers for granted credits.

 

Refunds for Workshops

The student must notify the Guild office at least one week (seven days) prior to the scheduled workshop date in order to receive a refund for withdrawal. If a student notifies the Guild office with an official withdrawal, a refund will be granted minus any non-refundable credit card processing fee. Refunds take four to six weeks to process. Students who register seven days or less before the workshops start date cannot receive a refund. All withdrawal requests must be in writing via email to education.rgoa@gmail.com. Withdrawal request forms are available in the Guild office and must be returned to the Guild office before the the Board considers any credit. There are no substitutions or transfers for granted credits. There will be an expiration date and must be used within that date.

 

Paint & Pour and ARTini

Any student registered for a Paint & Pour or ARTini event must notify the Guild office at least one week (seven days) prior to the scheduled workshop date in order to receive a refund for withdrawal.  If a student notifies the Guild office with an official withdrawal via email to education.rgoa@gmail.com, a refund will be granted minus any non-refundable credit card processing fee. Refunds take four to six weeks to process.

 

Private Parties

A non-refundable 50% deposit is due upon signing up for any private art party, paint & pour or ARTini event.  The other non-refundable 50% is due one week prior to the event date. A minimum number must be met in order to run the private party.  Parties can be run with enrollment below the minimum as long as the minimum fee is paid. The party contact must notify the Guild office at least one week (seven days) prior to the scheduled party date in order to receive a refund for withdrawal. No refunds after seven days.  If a student notifies the Guild office with an official withdrawal via email to education.rgoa@gmail.com, a refund will be granted minus any non-refundable credit card processing fee. Refunds take four to six weeks to process.

 

School Weather Cancellations or Delays

The Ridgefield Guild of Artists follows the Ridgefield Public School calendar.  If RPS is cancelled or has an early dismissal, Guild classes will also be cancelled.  If the RPS is on a delayed opening, the opening of the Guild will be at the discretion of the teacher.  Please visit our website, www.rgoa.org, for messages regarding cancellations and delays. A voice message on our main phone line 203.438.8863 will also be posted.  Please call the Guild prior to heading to class.

 

Waiver for Pictures Taken/Used

Ridgefield Guild of Artists occasionally documents classes using photographs and video for publicity purposes. These images are used in the course brochure, advertisements, and other publicity materials for the benefit of the Guild. Registration in a course at Ridgefield Guild of Artists assumes permission to photograph you and/or your artwork, and to use your image in publicity materials. Student’s names will be used in all photographs for the Ridgefield Press. If a student (adult or child), prefers not to be photographed, please notify the Guild office in writing via email to education.rgoa@gmail.com.