Terms and conditions, 2020

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  1. FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
  2. Enquire via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. We do not provide telephone support. Email provides an audit trail.

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  1. Fees are non-refundable.
  2. Check the schedule here: All sessions by date before purchase.
  3. Late arrival (after 11:45) for your first session will forfeit the fee.
  4. Missed lessons will forfeit the fee.
  5. Rescheduling and cancellations less than 7 days before the appointment will forfeit the fee.

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Think before you buy

  1. It is the reponsibility of the buyer to "think about what you want the service to do" (ref: Fair Trading N.S.W.)
  2. If you intend to learn only one painting then you are likely at the wrong academy. The mission here is Art Literacy. Read on: Which painting should I do?
  3. "Read the fine print by checking the terms and conditions of sales on the website carefully, including expiry dates on vouchers." (ref: Australian Competition & Consumer Commission)

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Check availability

  1. The sessions are at Inglis Academy are in high demand.
  2. Book your sessions very soon after purchase. Don't wait until your purchase is expiring before attempting to make a booking, You may miss out.

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Shop Around

  1. Shop around and compare quality and price (ref: Fair Trading N.S.W.)
  2. Before you commit to qualifications or courses shop around to find the course best suited to you. Compare prices, fees, content and length of the courses. (ref: Fair Trading N.S.W.)
  3. To assist you in that process I have created a table showing:
    • Questions to ask when evaluating an art course
    • Contact details for some local art schools
    • Some illustrative data points. These were compiled in 2017. Of course you should obtain current information
    • Access that table here: Shop around (Painting course comparisons)

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Discount offers | Gift Cards

Discontinued as of 2020.

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  • For your initial session, orientation takes place 11:45-12:00.

    You will not be admitted to the session if you arrive after 11:45.

    No exceptions. Please do not ask to join the session after 11:45 as refusal often offends.

  • Arrive any time between 11:30 and 11:45.
  • Check the location: 67 Christie St. St Leonards as Christie St runs to both sides of the Pacific Highway.
  • Allow for weekend traffic. It is often busier than weekday peak hour.
  • Some clients park the car, have a nice breakfast at St Leonards station or the Wooden Whisk in Albany St and then walk back here.
  • 3:45-4:00: Debrief. Ask partners or friends to wait in reception downstairs.

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  1. This building is NOT wheelchair accessible. There are no lifts or ramps.
  2. The session is quite arduous and therefore unsuitable for people with chronic medical conditions
  3. The logistics of this teaching method and the size of the room make it impossible to accommodate any medical equipment or walkers.

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  • English language comprehension to a tertiary level is required.

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  1. Management reserves the right to refuse admission, or terminate training for an individual at any time.
  2. Wear shoes. This is a working studio environment. There are sharp objects
  3. No alcohol.

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  1. Inglis Academy does not offer coaching to people 18 or under.
  2. This means > > no children. < < Do not bring children to the session.
  3. Do not bring hot food to the session. Consider others!
  4. Complimentary afternoon tea is provided.
  5. Turn your phone to silent mode during the session.