Policies Waivers and Release Information

Art Is… Policies, Releases and Waiver

Workshop assignments: Workshops will be assigned in order of registration. If a workshop is full, it will not be accessible on the registration form.

Confirmation: You will receive an auto confirmation email after making your payment online. Artist Educators will make contact with attendees  2 weeks prior to the retreat.

Registration and Payment: All registrations must be made online through our site which is a secure area.

Kit Fees: If an instructor lists a Kit fee, the attendee must pay this fee directly to the instructor when onsite prior to the commencement of the class.

Meals: Lunches and scheduled late night snacks are included in the retreat rates. Unless stated, dinners are not included.

Payment Plans: We encourage full payment at the time of registration.

Age Policy: Our retreats cater for ages 18 to 101

Pets: Animals are not permitted in the workshop rooms. Please respect this policy to avoid embarrassment.

Cancellations: We know that situations can sometimes arise causing a change to your plans. It is not possible for Visually Speaking LLC to favor an individual situation or circumstance over another, so we must maintain a standard business policy for all and with no exceptions.
• 30 Days after registration – Full Refund**
• Full Refund less admin. charge of $100.00 will be provided until 6 weeks out from the first day of each retreat.
• Six weeks out from each retreat – No Refunds. No Exceptions.

**Note if registering 6 weeks prior to the first day of any retreat, there are no refunds as faculty are notified immediately of numbers.

Workshop changes within six weeks or less of the first day of each retreat, incur a $90.00 charge. This is because our faculty will have received attendance numbers and commenced planning their own attendance and purchase of supplies for Art is…You. You may transfer your full registration to one person but you must notify us with the new name & email. In the case of Acts of God, war, disaster or unforeseen circumstances, Visually Speaking LLC reserves the right to reschedule Art Is…You Retreats. Changing classes must be requested in writing.

Visually Speaking LLC reserves the right to cancel workshops that do not meet minimum student registration (6). In this event, you will be notified and given the opportunity to change to a different workshop or request a refund of the monies paid for the cancelled workshop. In the event that a teacher must cancel due to unforeseen circumstances or illness, Visually Speaking LLC retains the right to replace that teacher and/or change the workshop. In the case of Acts of God, war, disaster or unforeseen circumstances, Visually Speaking LLC reserves the right to reschedule this event. Visually Speaking LLC reserves the right to limit or restrict attendance to any person, business or representative thereof.

Release/Waiver: Attendees assume all risk of property damage, personal harm, illness or injury relating to or resulting from their participating in all workshops and activities. Attendees forever release Visually Speaking LLC, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Millennium Minneapolis, Courtyard Marriott Santa Rosa, Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa , any affiliated organizations, and their respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, contractors, and representatives (collectively “Releasees”) from any and all actions, claims, or demands that they, their assignees, heirs, distributees, guardians, next of kin, spouse and legal representatives now have, or may have in the future, for injury, death, or property damage, related to (i) participation in these activities, (ii) the negligence or other acts, whether directly connected to these activities or not, and however caused, by any Releasee, or (iii) the condition of the premises where these activities occur, whether or not the attendee participated in the activities. Attendees also agree that they, their assignees, heirs, distributees, guardians, next of kin, spouse and legal representatives will not make a claim against, sue, or attach the property of any Releasee in connection with any of the matters covered by the foregoing release.

Registering for Art Is … You Art retreats confirms the attendee has read, acknowledges and agrees to all policies and regulations as listed above.

Updated September 2016