FAQs – Art Classes

What level of ability are the classes suitable for?
All my classes are aimed at people who haven’t made art since school and would consider themselves to be complete beginners.

How big is the class size?
The class sizes are limited to 6 people to allow me to give you even more help and support with your artwork.  Private classes can be from 1-8 people.

What age are the classes for?
All my group art classes and courses are for aged 18 and above.  But I also run private group sessions and 1-2-1 lessons for any age.

Studio access
Please note that my studio is on the first floor up one flight of stairs.

What should I wear to a class?
We will be getting messy with art materials – most will wash out but if you are doing a class using acrylic paint, it will not come off your clothes.  I will provide aprons but you might also what to think about wearing something that you can roll the sleeves up on, or that you don’t mind if you get paint on.

Getting your work home after a class
With a lot of the classes, your work will be wet at the end of the session, so it will need to dry before you can take it home.  I ask that you arrange a time with me to come and collect this within 2 weeks of the class, or alternatively I can post this to you for £5.  If you would prefer this option, you can pay in cash on the day.

Can I buy a gift voucher for an art class?
I sell gift vouchers for my classes, for any amount that you would like.  Vouchers are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase, and can be used on any of my classes, courses, or private art lessons. If you would like to buy a voucher, and / or book a place on a specific date for someone, please email me). 

What happens if I need to cancel my place?
Please see my full cancellation policy here.

How do I pay for my booking?
All class bookings must be paid for in advance, and I accept payment via bank transfer, or by cash or cheque if this is easier for you.

DIRECTIONS TO BE IN ART’S STUDIO

Address:  Be-In-Art, 8 St Annes Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8NL
Find me on Google Maps here

Getting here by bus
From the centre of town, there are quite a few buses you can get up to Headington Shops, and it is then an 8 minute walk to my house.  You can get the following buses:  8, 9, 280, U1 or the 800.

Getting here by train
From the train station in central Oxford, you can either get a taxi, which would take about 15 minutes if the traffic is good, and would cost about £10 / £15.  Or you can get the 280 bus, which stops in the main bus depot at the station, which runs about every 20 minutes.

Parking
Although the parking directly outside my house is permit holders only, there is free parking a bit further along the street from me, and along Margaret Road as well.  There is also a pay and display car park on St Leonard’s road, about 5 minutes walk away.