Please read the following terms and conditions for classes at Gottlieb Studios. You must declare that you have read and agreed to the terms and conditions set by the instructor, Adrian Gottlieb and his studio at Gottlieb Studios before moving on to complete your enrollment.
Please note that all students must be paid in full PRIOR TO the first day of class when enrolled in the course.
The instructor reserves the right to cancel any class, change class times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule should it become necessary.
In the event that a class is cancelled, students registered for that class will be issued a full refund, or may transfer with no fee to another class or semester.
If the instructor must leave after a term has begun, and no suitable substitute is available, the student will be refunded a pro-rated amount based upon the number of sessions already attended.
There is a $35.00 fee for all checks returned as N.S.F. (Non-Sufficient Funds).
The $40 registration fee is non refundable, once you have registered for the class.
Tuition and model fees of $610 are refundable prior to a 2 week cancellation of class.
Cancellations beginning 2 weeks before the start date of class will be refunded the tuition fee but will forfeit the model fee.
As of the start date for each class, there will be no refunds on cancellations.
All refund requests must be received IN WRITING prior to the start date of each class.
While Gottlieb Studios has appropriate ventilation, understand that additional hazardous materials are used in the studio on a regular basis. These materials include but are not limited to:
*lead tin yellow
*real naples yellow (made from lead)
*driers (made from boiling heavy metals in oils, and is therefore quite toxic)
*mineral spirits (paint thinner)
*vermilion (mercury sulfide)
*green oxide of chromium
Keep in mind that while cadmiums, (which are officially hazardous) are not officially on the materials list, students may use these colors anyway.
Traditional emerald green, prepared from arsenic trioxide, is banned from the studio.
The student is entirely responsible for their own safety, such as providing their own gloves (suggested gloves are Kirkland nitrile exam gloves sold in the medical department at Costco), apron, protective glasses, hat and mask. If the student falls ill or is injured for any reason, the teacher is absolved of all responsibility or obligation to the student, financial or otherwise. The student should take note that if he/she feels any discomfort with this rule, it would be best not to register for the class. Please note, this is not a safe environment for children.
Being aware that certain hazardous materials are used, the student is obligated to help keep the studio clean so as to not risk the health of fellow students. This includes, but is not limited to, cleaning one’s hands before using doors, the refrigerator or the coffee pot. Any and all effort is required to keep the rest of the studio free from contamination.
Street parking is permitted on both sides of the street outside the building. Please observe the signs for street sweeping and the tow-away zones. Students are not allowed to park in the back of the building.
The class takes a 1 hour break for lunch between 12 and 1pm. At that time all students must leave the studio. They may use the patio in the back of the building to eat their lunch or find a lunch place in the nearby neighborhoods. The studio doors will be locked at 12:10 and will open again at 12: 50.
Absolutely no photography of the model will be allowed for any reason or at any time. There are no exceptions or qualifications to this rule and disregard for it will result in an immediate drop from the class. One may take pictures of fellow students’ work, but only with their explicit permission. As the instructor considers his own work to be a part of the educational process, students may take pictures of the work in progress for that class freely, and without the need to ask permission to do so – during breaks only. Photography of the instructor’s work is confined solely to the work in progress for that class.
Classes are held in the private personal studio of the teacher. Therefore students are expected to maintain a high level of courtesy and keep a professional appearance while on the premises. The instructor reserves the right to cancel a student’s status in class at any time due to disruptive behavior or disrespectful conduct. Refunds may be granted on a case by case basis and shall be decided by the instructor.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Under no circumstances is a student allowed to distribute, sell or digitally share the class lessons and syllabus of the instructor. This includes but is not limited to lesson plans, materials lists, instructional handouts and attributable techniques. If a student is discovered to be using the class lessons for profit during or at any future time, they will held liable for copyright violation in a court of law.
Throughout the semester, “extra days” may be offered. These are additionally scheduled days during the week with the model that the student may take advantage of in order to finish their work. Extra days are entirely uninstructed, and the student is responsible their portion of the model fees. If one student appears in addition to the instructor, the student will be responsible for half the total day’s payment, if two students appear, then a third of the total day’s payment, etc. The student may not pro-rate throughout the day — they are responsible for their portion of the “entire day” regardless of the number of hours they attend.
Before an extra day is scheduled students will be asked about their availability so that a minimum of three students will attend. Once a student has registered for that class they may cancel up to one week (seven days) before the scheduled extra day. However, regardless of absence, the student is responsible for their share of the payment after seven days, before the scheduled extra day.
The semester consists of one long pose that lasts the entirety of the semester. On the first day, at 9 am the instructor will set the model up and then students will be assigned their painting spots around the model that will remain in the same place for the duration of the 10 week class. Each student’s painting spot will be picked randomly from numbers in a hat on the first day. If a student arrives late to class the first day, their number will be forfeit and can be taken by a student who arrives on time.
Please take note that the instructor always selects the first spot.
TARDINESS AND ABSENCES
Classes are not graded, so tardiness and absences are not counted against any judgement of the student’s performance in class. However, any lateness or absences from class are the full responsibility of the student. Therefore there will be no make up days, discounts or credits for future classes given to a student who misses class time and lecture information. The instructor DOES NOT repeat his lectures or demonstrations for the benefit of the student who misses class time. It is recommended that if a student is planning to be absent that they find a fellow student who can share or take notes for them.