Need to know’ info for 168 Days of Magic – 6 month Mindful Creativity Studio Programme
About my Art Studio
My art studio is on our half-acre property in Otaihanga. It comfortably fits 8-12 people, with space for working on creative activities. The property also has a range of other spaces for relaxation, retreat and reflection, including garden spaces and outdoor seating. There’s also our ‘Walnut Grove’ kitchen table for refreshments and chit-chat. The address is 42a Makora Rd, Otaihanga. Come all the way down the drive to find us!
My studio is located behind our cottage (to the right of the main house) and will be open from 12:45pam on workshop days. You can also organise to visit at additional times on request.
Otaihanga is on the Kāpiti Coast, just north of Paraparaumu on the south bank of the Waikanae River. Its name is Māori for “the place made by the tide”. Some of the stunning natural attractions within a 5-20 minute walking range of the studio include: the Waikanae Estuary Scientific Reserve, Waimanu Lagoon, Waikanae Beach and the Otaihanga Domain.
There is a small amount of parking at the top of my driveway and on the roadside. Alternate parking can be found in the Otaihanga Domain.
Programme fees are paid when you enrol. Please do this via my website or online by internet banking – please make the bank transfer within three days. If you would like to pay cash, please make a time to come by the studio with your payment in advance of the course starting. I do not accept cheques. If you have not paid your course in full prior to it starting I reserve the right to cancel your enrolment.
The course cost includes the use of a range of paints and paint brushes. You can decide how much you want to spend on extra art supplies for our group activities and your own projects. You’re welcome to chat to me about what might be the best approach for you.
Afternoon tea is provided on workshop days. A fridge is available in our ‘Walnut’ kitchen to store your any food or drinks you may like to bring with you..
Minimum and maximum numbers
I can also only accommodate a certain number of participants in studio-based programmes. If the course is full, you can contact me at email@example.com to join the waiting list. I’ll contact you if a place comes up.
Withdrawals and Refunds
If I cancel a course, you receive a full refund. If you cancel your enrolment more than 7 days before the course is due to commence, you’ll get an 80% refund. I keep 20% for administration costs. During the week before the course starts, cancellations qualify for a 50% refund only. No cancellation costs are refunded from when the course or programme begins.
Right to Refuse or Cancel Enrolment
I reserve the right to refuse or to cancel the enrolment of any course participant for any reason at any stage of the course. This is to ensure all participants feel happy, safe, are able to relax in my workshops and enjoy the benefits of the programme they have enrolled in.
I email receipts and course instructions to you prior to the programme starting. Please read the information carefully to ensure the details are correct and diary the dates and times. Any additional information or items to bring to the course will be listed on your course instructions. If you have enrolled and not received anything, please contact me.
While I do email out a course reminder as a courtesy, it is solely your responsibility to ensure you attend the programme at the correct time and date.
Please do not attend workshops if you are unwell or have Covid-like symptoms. It would be appreciated if you could advise me in advance by email or text message if you are unable to attend a session.
Please follow the normal Earthquake – “Drop, cover, hold” procedures in any earthquake event.
The studio is wheelchair accessible and there are no stairs between the drive and the studio – just a gradual include.
Feedback and Photographs
I like to take photos of studio programmes to create a record of our creative journey. I also ask for feedback throughout my programmes to ensure you are enjoying your experience. I reserve the right to use any feedback or photographs in my marketing and promotional material, including but not limited to, social media and advertising, unless you expressly prohibit me from doing so.
Right to Change Terms & Conditions
I reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any stage and for the changes to take immediate effect.
I collect your personal information in order to enrol you in my programmes courses and have you learn with me. I keep your information safe by storing it securely. I do not share your information with anyone else. You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information I hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
No smoking is permitted at any time on the studio premises.