Registration FAQs

Do you provide CE credits?

Yes. We offer CE credits for the following professionals: (See more information here.)

  • MFT, LCSW,LPCC and LEP through the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), and
  • RNs through the California Board of Registered Nursing.

If you live in a state other than California, please check with your state licensing organization to be sure it will accept credits from the State of California. We would be pleased to supply information to your school or organization about any of our programs.

CE credits. To receive CE credits, please select “CEUs” on the workshop registration page and select your profession. After you complete your workshop you will fill out an online evaluation form and we’ll email (or mail) you a certificate.

Letter of attendance. To receive a letter of attendance, please notify our office when you register for a workshop.

There is a $25 fee for each CE certificate or letter of attendance, payable when you register.

Do you provide discounts or scholarships?

Yes, we do! We offer the following types of discounts and scholarships whenever possible:

Work exchange. We provide work-exchange opportunities for most of our workshops. You get an $80 tuition discount in exchange for your help setting up, maintaining and taking down the painting studio. You can find details and an application on our Work Exchange page.

Financial assistance scholarships. We provide partial tuition scholarships for qualified applicants who cannot attend our programs at full cost . Our scholarship fund, supported by donations from previous workshop participants, assists individuals who have a financial need.

Discounts for continuing painters. If you’ve already attended a workshop with us, you may be able to take advantage of our discount for continuing painters. These discounts vary for each event. To learn more, visit the Programs page for the workshop you’d like to attend.

Early-bird registration and other special offers. We sometimes offer discounts for early registration, “bring-a-friend” deals, or other specials. These discounts usually can’t be combined. The best way to be sure you don’t miss a deal is to join our mailing list.

What is the cancellation policy?
If you pay in full when you register for a workshop and you cancel before the balance due date specified on the workshop’s registration page, you will receive a full refund minus a 25% handling fee (except for Moloka’i, which is 15%). After the posted date, your payment is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

If you choose a payment plan to reserve a space in a workshop, your payments are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Before each installment payment is due, you will receive a reminder email with instructions on how to make your payment online. If an installment payment is not received on or before its due date, you forfeit your spot in the workshop. (Note that we offer payment plans only for some of our longer retreats — for example, the 10-day painting intensive on Moloka’i. Your workshop’s registration page will tell you whether a payment plan is available for that workshop.)

If the retreat center has its own cancellation policy, the center’s guidelines apply to your registration. Retreat centers with their own policies include Esalen, Omega, New York Open Center, 1440 Multversity, Elohee and Kripalu. If a hosting center has its own policy, the rules described in this section don’t apply to your registration and you must contact the retreat center for details about cancellation.
What do I need to bring? Do I provide my own art supplies?

We supply all art materials for onsite workshops and retreats. We also provide chairs or stools and a painting smock. We ask that you work with these materials rather than bringing other painting supplies. That said, we do recommend that you bring the following items to your event:

  • comfortable shoes for moving and standing
  • a water bottle, to stay hydrated
  • a notebook or a journal, if you think you might like to take notes or write between sessions.

In addition, we’ll let you know if meals are included with your workshop or whether you’ll need to bring or purchase your own. For online programs, you’ll be responsible for gathering your own supplies. When you sign up, we’ll let you know what you need to do to get ready.

Will I be reminded prior to the event?
Yes. We’ll send you:

  • an email confirmation immediately upon registering
  • a receipt from our office that breaks down the costs of the program, and
  • a reminder one week before the event with all the information you need, including directions, what to bring, and so on.

If you don’t receive one of these notices, or if you have any questions about the program for which you’ve registered, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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