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 or we will offer your seat to students on our waiting and mailing lists.
Materials kit fees
Our materials fees are priced according to the spot price of the appropriate precious metals at the time we open the related workshop for registration. Our intention is to give you the best possible idea of the total cost of the workshop at the time you register. While we do build a small “buffer” into each materials kit price to allow for variations in metal prices, we have no control over the precious metals market, which is increasingly volatile. Consequently, we reserve the right to make adjustments to materials kit fees if necessary to cover our costs.
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 any such discussions must be undertaken with a recognition of and respect for 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
Please note that no refunds will be given for any workshop payment or deposit. However, we understand sometimes things come up that make it impossible for you to attend a workshop. We will be happy to apply 100% of your workshop fee or deposit to another workshop of your choice or hold a credit for you, provided we have been given 30 days prior notice and we are able to fill your spot with another student. Cancellations with less than 30 days prior notice will only receive a credit or transfer to another workshop if the class is full and we are able to fill your spot. No shows and cancellations with less than 72 hours notice will receive no credit or transfer.
Our cancellation policy
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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