Registering for our workshops
Whenever possible, we break our workshops costs into workshop fees and materials fees. We do this to save you sales tax, which the State of Texas requires us to collect on any sale involving material goods. Sometimes, however, this is not possible because of the way the workshop has been structured and tax will be due on the entire workshop fee. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and the workshop fee is due at the time you register; the materials fee is due on the day of the class, though you may pay it earlier if you prefer. Our instructors prepare materials for our students that are carefully selected for the workshop projects, so materials fees are not optional and we cannot give credit for any materials you may choose to bring with you. Workshops for which deposits are accepted must be paid in full 30 days prior to the workshop dates.
Attending our workshops
We are committed to providing a welcoming, safe, and eclectic space for people to come learn, connect, and create. For that reason, we have designated The Makery a controversy-free zone. What does this mean? While we recognize and respect everyone’s right to hold and express strong political, religious, and cultural views (heck, we hold a few of those ourselves!), The Makery is a place where everyone is treated with respect. The discussion and exploration of a wide variety of cultural subjects is inevitable in the creation and teaching of art, but all such discussions must be undertaken with a recognition of the diversity of thought and opinion that exists in the world and among our students and instructors. No expression of opinion or belief will be tolerated in the context of our workshops if it belittles, denigrates, pressures or makes fun of others.
Rescheduling your workshop
We understand sometimes things come up that make it impossible for you to attend a workshop. We will be happy to apply your workshop fee to another workshop of your choice, provided we have been given at least 48 hours prior notice. However, please note that because of the unique costs and obligations associated with bringing in guest instructors, we regret that we are unable to refund registrations and deposits for retreats and national instructor workshops. Registrations and deposits are only transferrable to another workshop provided that (1) you notify us at least 45 days before the workshop or retreat date and (2) we are able to fill your spot with another student.
Although we hate canceling or rescheduling workshops, it is sometimes necessary and unavoidable. In the rare event we have to make that difficult decision, registered students will be offered the option of transferring their workshop fee to another workshop or receiving a full refund.
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