All in person adult and children’s classes are temporarily suspended until further notice. We are working on a fall schedule for possible in person as well as online. All registered students in the Spring I session will receive credits that can be used in the fall or for current online classes. If you have further questions or specifics on any credit amounts, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
Painting Essentials with Sam Morrow – Mondays 10am-1pm $ TBD
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.Learn More
Drawing Basics with Laura McCormick – Wednesdays 2:30-4:30 pm $ TBD
A good drawing is the basis of all artwork. This class is suitable for complete beginners, as well as those who need to return to the basics. Students will concentrate on all aspects of drawing including composition, contour, perspective, and symmetry. We will bring our drawings to life with charcoal pencils, learning about values as […]Learn More
Exploration in Still Life Painting with Rick Daskam – Thursdays 9:30-12:30 $ TBD
In this class, students will paint from still life arrangements provided by the instructor. In addition, Rick will mix in arrangements and lessons based on works of the masters. Matisse, Picasso, Morandi, and Theibaud, among others, will be explored, and used as inspiration for student work. Most classes will start with a discussion, sometimes a […]Learn More
Watercolor Basics with Cindy Delaney – Thursdays 10:00-1:00 $ TBD
This course is for beginners or intermediate students who want to review or expand their use of watercolor techniques. Watercolor can be an amazingly diverse medium. There will be demonstrations, explorations and discussions around aqua mediums, color theory and techniques aimed to build confidence and achieve each student’s goals.Learn More
Learning to Draw through Still Life with Rick Daskam Thursdays 1:30-3:30 pm $ TBD
Learning to draw the still-life in charcoal is a fun way to learn the basics of drawing. We will focus on modeling, shape, light and shadow and values, while drawing from simple still life objects. In this class, Rick will help you lay down the foundation to your artistic ability, enabling you to produce better […]Learn More
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. Class monitor, Victor DeMasi, has been painting and teaching for many years. Cost: $12 members – $15 non-members per class Ongoing / […]Learn More
Finding Your Voice—Acrylic Abstract Painting with Rachel Volpone – Fridays 9-11am OR 11am-2pm $ TBD
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 […]Learn More
Monotype & Intaglio Printmaking with Anthony Kirk – Saturdays 10am-1pm or Tuesdays 6-9pm $ TBD
The class will first focus on monotype printmaking using Akua inks and water soluble crayons. Participants need not have previous experience. If you can push paint around with a brush then you can make unique one of a kind prints. Midway through the session a safer technique to make etchings will be introduced. These can […]Learn More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, a refund will be granted minus any non-refundable credit card processing fee. Refunds take four to six weeks to process.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.