Art Sessions Frequently Asked Questions
Each “Session” is a two-hour art class that is packed with the right amount of teaching time and guided demonstrations and the right amount of individual art- making.
The student experience has been created to allow adults to gain functional skills in studio art and find joy through the process and “flow” of art making.
We believe that “Adult Art Sessions” allows students to enjoy the benefits of an enhanced mood and relaxation through the mindfulness, energized focus and enjoyment that drawing, painting and making objects provides.
Once you have purchased a plan you will reserve your seat for each session online. Sessions are categorized by skill level where you choose sessions that are one of the following skill levels:
Thoughtful and safe experiences for people who are “pure beginner”
1 • 2 • 3 (Multi-Level)
Accessible and engaging “for all skill levels” and allows students of various skill levels a deeper exploration of techniques and process.
2 • 3 (Intermediate – Advanced)
More advanced sessions that are specifically geared for “intermediate and advanced students”. These will roll out in 2019.
Students have the option to purchase one of three session plans. Each plan has an expiration date from the date of purchase.
Students will reserve their seat in their chosen session time and day using our online member and student account page. They will also be able to call One River School directly and reserve their session with staff.
The class schedule will be available, listed online and printed in the school for 2 months in advance at any given moment. The class schedule will be printed and updated in house for students and staff and online in real time.
Session plans purchased between November 1st and January 14th will be active from the date of the first redemption. Starting on January 14th, session plans are active from the date of purchase.
However, in the case of session plans purchased in the form of a gift card / certificate, sessions are active from the time of the 1st redemption.
Yes, an enrollment fee of $35 is charged for any new member of One River School enrolling in Art Sessions. Enrollment fees will renew on the anniversary of the purchase date if a member has active sessions on their account.
Once per year each student will be granted a grace period if they do not redeem their passes within the original expiration date. Grace period lengths are below:
- 3 session plan grace period is 30 days
- 8 session plan their grace period is 45 days
- 15 session plan grace period is 60 days
No, session plans may be used only in the location in which they were purchased.
Students who purchase a session plan of 8 sessions will receive 1 free guest session. They may use these to bring their friends or family to class with them. Students who purchase a session plan of 15 sessions will receive 2 free guest sessions to give to their friends or family.
Guest sessions expire 1 year from the time of purchase. Guest sessions cannot be redeemed by the student for themself.
If there are available seats in the class, the student may attend the session. However, if there are no available seats the student will not be allowed to attend the class.
The maximum number of seats in an Art Session is 10
Art Sessions are non-refundable. However, students may transfer the unused and unexpired value of their session plan to another class at One River School. However, the session value is not transferrable to a different student.
Students will be able to reserve a seat in a session up to 2 weeks in advance.
Students may enter their studio up to 15 minutes after the class start time. At the 15 minute mark teachers will close the studio door and at this time no tardy students may enter. Students arriving later are denied entry and lose their reserved session.
Students who do not show for their reserved session will lose their session unless they provide at least 4 hours notice to the start of the session to One River School staff by phone or email.
Students may freeze their session plan if they have a medical / family emergency. If they are traveling they may take advantage of the once per year grace period and freeze sessions for up to four weeks