If you are new to Artful Gathering Online Art Retreats we invite you to browse through our general information & policies.
Registration & Enrollment. General Admission to each annual Artful Gathering Online Retreat event is $5. Your enrollment fee includes entrance to our private online website location, Artful Gathering Events. With your summer enrollment, you'll receive automatic access on May 1. With Fall/Winter enrollment, you will receive access on Sept. 15 - Dec 31. At that time you can register for any of our workshop offerings. You also can participate in all of our sponsor related activities and contest giveaways, view any sponsor-related tutorials provided, and you will be included in all our retreat news and information. Pre-registratgion also allows registered attendees to purchase any optional kits provided by your instructor, while supplies last. *Your $5 enrollment does not include tuition or the cost of supplies and materials.
We are Art-Centered. To ensure that you have a personal and solicitation-free and commercial-free experience, our annual online art retreats are presented on a private, attendees-only, website platform.
Workshop Tuition Artful Gathering online video workshop tuition ranges in price depending on several factors, which include availability of the instructor, depth of the workshop, and content. Typical rates are from $45 to $150. Our workshop descriptions include the general details of the class outline, and a general materials and supply list. In depth supply lists are provided with your tuition purchase. Supplies and kits are not included in the tuition and can be located locally or online at most local art and craft stores, or online. Your instructor may offer optional kits that you may purchase directly from them, while supplies last.
Class Duration While a physical art retreat workshop may last a day or two, an Artful Gathering workshop allows for SIX whole weeks with your workshop materials and your instructor. During these six weeks you can go at your own pace, interact with your retreat mates, and you can ask your instructor questions inside the classroom. All video content and materials are accessible on the first day of class, 24/7. Our classes conclude after six weeks, with an additional two weeks for video review. Videos are not downloadable and are copyright by the presenting instructor and Artful Gathering Online Art Retreats.
Workshop Video Content Duration The minimum duration for our classes is 60 minutes of complete video time and up to 12 hours. Much depends on the instructor's teaching style and the depth of the workshop. Please plan your time accordingly so you can enjoy your creative time. (please read workshop descriptions for details). You may register for as many workshops as your time will allow.
Fast Tracking Attendees may join a workshop that has already begun for up to two weeks after the commencement of the first day of class. It is the responsibility of the attendee to complete the class by the regularly scheduled closing date.
DVDs The DVD version of the online class(s) you are taking will be available to you for purchase, and sold separately as an optional add on to your online class. The DVD version of your workshop is not intended to replace the experience of taking an online video workshop with your retreat instructor in our classroom setting. Because we do recognize that many students would like the option to also purchase the DVD version of the online video version, we make every effort to deliver this option, and at a big savings to participating students. DVD releases to the general public (those who are not taking the online version) are not available until after the event concludes, at which time they will retail at full price. Participating student add on prices start $35 for a single DVD and up to $85 for 4 disc sets. Our DVDs are produced and distributed by one of the nations leading DVD producers. Our team is in full collaboration in order to see to it that helpful segment title markers are clear and easy to locate. Regional zones are customized to order for shipping internationally and domestically. Delivery for in-session students is and February, following the conclusion of Artful Gathering.
Kits As a convenience, some instructors will offer kits which can be purchased at an extra cost and while supplies last. Every class comes with a full and detailed materials list. Artful Gathering encourages our attendees to visit our sponsors when shopping for art supplies, and also encourages attendees to shop for best pricing, quality, and convenience.
Classroom Participation To get the most out of your online class, we encourage you to use the classroom features to post photos of your work and to ask questions inside the classroom forum. This gives your instructor an opportunity to see your progress, and to make comments or suggestions. Of course you do not have to partake in class discussions, but you are very welcome to do so.
Your Instructor/Communication Your instructor has created their workshop presentation with you in mind. If you need help with a particular concept or step, feel free to ask questions and to post your photos inside your classroom. Instructors will typically respond within a 24 hour period, and with time zones being different, you might receive responses at different hours. Be sure to check in to your classroom to for updates and news.
Your e-Mail Address The e-mail address you provide us with is our only means of communication. Please be sure to regularly check the e-mail address you used to create your attendee account. You may use one address for Paypal, and another for your log in at Artful Gathering. Please be sure to keep us informed if you are not receiving communication from us. We do not spam, and we do not share your e-mail address.
Refunds Tuition refunds may be given before a workshop begins. Once the workshop has begun, tuition is non-refundable.
Attendee Responsibility It is the attendees responsibility to use devices which are compatible with our platform. Fast internet speed, and fast devices are required to enjoy viewing our classrooms videos. Internet Browsers such as Google Chrome and Firefox are recommended. iPad and iPhone devices will need an Adobe Flash-friendly browser in order to access some of the features inside the classroom. www.puffinbrowser.com has been successfully utilized on our staff's own devices. Always consult an Apple technician for advice. Andorid tablets also tend to work well with puffin.
Copyrights and Considerations The Artful Gathering venue and it's content, materials, procedures and orientations are the copyright property of Cristina Zinnia Galliher, A - Zinnia Productions. Use of any of the Artful Gathering network materials, network ideas, layout or content is inappropriate without the express consent of Cristina Zinnia Galliher, A - Zinnia Productions. All course materials and concepts are the copyright property of the participating instructors who teach at Artful Gathering events. This content may not be shared, copied, or distributed in any manor. If you wish to a write an article an article, create a video, or teach any concepts taught by your instructor, permission must be obtained from your instructor. Please respect art trade standards by never sharing class lessons or techniques in the public domain. Always contact your instructor for special permissions or questions. All photography posted to the Artful Gathering websites may not be copied or shared without expressed permission from Artful Gathering staff. DVD content is the copyright of the presenting artist and may not be duplicated or distributed.
Solicitation, Spamming or Sharing Under any circumstances it is never acceptable to send messages within the site that solicit any service, person or product and will be grounds for removal from our event. Each workshop attendee may use ONE e-mail address for class log in. Sharing will result in immediate removal. Artful Gathering will NEVER ask you for passwords. Violation of our rules and considerations will result in permanent dismissal from our events.
Sharing your company badges and web address. Please refrain from posting or promoting business logos and websites within our community photo art gallery. For information on how to apply to become a sponsor please click here.
Technical Help While Artful Gathering does not provide technical support services, we do everything within our means to answer basic questions and to assist our guests with suggestions and guidance. Please e-mail us: info@artfulgathering.
Disclaimer Attendees are responsible for testing out all devices, including mobile phones, tablets and laptops BEFORE purchasing online workshops. Videos will be provided on our private event website for testing. High speed and steady internet access, plus a fast network speed, is required to view our videos.