Season Event Information
Artful Gathering is in production all year in preparation for our three month long event. There are two different back to back workshop sessions. Session One, June 6 – July 17 and July 16 – August 26. Each individual online workshop runs six weeks and your virtual classroom is open 24/7 with full access to the video presentation in it’s entirety! Artful Gathering faculty are available in the classrooms to answer questions and comment on student work. See our workshop catalog (coming soon) for detailed online workshop schedules. Event Registration to attend opens on Feb. 1st, 2014. Sign up to Artful Gathering’s newsletter for reminders, announcements, and updates.
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General Information: Each of our online workshop classrooms are accessible 24/7 for the six week duration of your online video class. On very rare occasion site maintenance can interrupt service. Any short lapse will be added back on to class time. Attendees will need to have high speed internet access and basic knowledge in opening pdf. files. When our workshop schedules are published, materials lists will be available with each class description. Any kits which are offered by your instructors will be included as part of the class description so that you can decide to purchase any kits offered, or collect your supplies locally or from online internet sources.
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General Admission Fee→
General admission to each annual Artful Gathering Online Retreat event is $5. Your admission fee includes entrance to the Artful Gathering online event. With general admission, you can participate in all of our sponsor related activities and contests, and you will be included in all our retreat news and information.
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. More in-depth supply lists are often provided inside the workshop classroom with helpful links to online supply stores that may carry the harder to find items. Supplies and kits are not included in the tuition.
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 instructors questions. All video content and materials are accessible on the first day of class.
Workshop Video Duration→
The minimum duration for our classes is 90 minutes of complete video time and up to 3 hours. In some cases, video duration may be as long as 6 hours. Much depends on the instructor’s teaching style and the depth of the workshop. (please read workshop descriptions for details).
The Dvd version of the online class(s) you are taking will be available to you for purchase, and sold separately as an 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 instructor in a 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 the participating students. Dvd releases to the general public (those who are not taking the online version) are not available for at least six months after the event concludes, at which time they will retail at full price. Participating student add on prices start $30 for a single dvd.
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.
To get the most out of your online class, we encourage you to use the classroom features to post photos of your work. 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!
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 your e-mail and your spam/junk folders for correspondences from your classroom. We don’t want you to miss our newsletters, or messages from classmates and your instructor.
Copyrights and Considerations→
The Artful Gathering venue and it’s content, materials, procedures and orientations are the 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 property of the instructors who teach at Artful Gathering events and may not be shared, copied, or distributed in any manor. DVD content is the copyright of the presenting artist.
Solicitation or Spamming or Sharing→
Under any circumstances it is not acceptable to send messages within the site that solicit any service or product and will be grounds for removal from our event. Each workshop attendee may use ONE e-mail address for class long in and API. Sharing will result in immediate removal. Artful Gathering will NEVER ask you for passwords or personal information.
While Artful Gathering does not provide technical support, we do everything within our means to answer basic questions and to assist our guests with suggestions and guidance. Please be sure to e-mail us: info@artfulgathering.
Refunds can be rendered anytime BEFORE an attendee enters their classroom.