Take a look at some of the frequently asked questions that our students ask us. These may help you with any more information you may need. If there is something else please pop us an email or a text message and we will get back to you as soon as we can!
Yes! Join us for the first class free and bring a friend. Contact us to see when we have classes available so we can accommodate you.
To benefit from art classes you need to attend regularly. Our program starts with the basics and build up your technique as you go along. It is therefore not beneficial to attend the first class only.
We operate during term time only however all months will be invoiced except for August when we are closed for the Summer holidays. Payment is required regardless if there are bank holidays or if you are going away. The teacher will always make up for the lessons lost during school breaks. To keep your place in your class you need to pay your monthly fee. We close for the Summer holidays as well as 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year.
Electronic Transfer is preferred, alternatively you can pay cash. Payments are due one month in advance on the 1st of the month. If payment has not been made before your first lesson of the month you will not be able to attend. We do offer a debit order service if you prefer this method. Let us know and we will send through the debit order form.
We have various classes available. Contact us to see where we have a spot for you and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule too.
A class can have up to 8 students in it at various levels in the program. You do not have to worry about starting as a beginner as the teacher gives each and every student assistance based on where they are in there lessons.
You do not have to sign a contract. We realise that finances change and you might not enjoy the class. If this is the case, we require one month notice please.
No, we teach to a set program that teaches you how to paint using the Creative Image Studio paint onto various different surfaces. Everyone starts at the beginning and works through the classes. There is something new to learn every week and you will still find the classes useful and have fun.
Specialised acrylic paint that has been developed for Creative Image Studio. It works on most materials as well as fabric.
All paint for the class is supplied to you during the lesson and is included in your fee.
We have specific brushes that we find work with our paint and projects. For the first couple of lessons you can use our studio brushes but after that you are required to purchase a set from us. They are really affordable and will last you ages. Approximate cost is under £10 for the complete set.
No. We use the Creative Image Studio brand of paints that have been specifically formulated to work on various surfaces. You will love working with our paint!
We start out by working on pieces of fabric, from there the program move along and you will work on pillow cases, aprons, bags, key holders ceramics, canvas and wood. We keep the classes interesting by changing the surface that you paint on. You will paint on many different things as you go along.
Most of our items are under £10. Please bear in mind that the item you paint on will most times be worked on for a number of lessons. So it is not an additional cost for every lesson. If we are doing a runner it might take 3 to 4 lessons. Or a canvas could take more. You will always be given enough time to budget for the item. Just remember all materials need to be purchased from us.
We do not allow students to work on materials not bought from our stock range. Part of our income is based on the sales we make from our stock.
We work to a well structured program and each class teaches you a specific technique that you will need later on, so unfortunately you will have to do the class in order to proceed to the next one. Remember you can always give the item you are painting to someone as a gift.
We only provide the paint during the class. If we are just practicing on fabric, then this will be supplied to you. However all other blank items need to be purchased from the studio. You will be given the price of the item 2 weeks before each new project so that you can budget for it.
Your paint brushes.
Tea, coffee and water will be provided. A cake register is created for each class and students take turns bringing something for tea time.