FAQs – Painting Classes

These FAQs are for Be In Art’s painting classes in Oxford.  If you have a question that isn’t answered here or relates to the online courses, please feel free to contact Be In Art with this.

Where are the art classes held?

All of the art classes and courses (unless otherwise noted or online) are held in Be In Art’s cozy home studio in Oxford*.  She has aimed to recreate that lovely feel of the art room at school (although without the rules or the boring tidying up afterwards), with lots of colourful artwork on the walls as inspiration, and tables you don’t have to worry about keeping clean. There is always music playing, plenty of tea, coffee and chocolate biscuits, and a lovely garden view.

*Please note that the studio is on the first floor up one flight of stairs.

What level of ability are the classes suitable for?

The Painting: Getting Started courses are for absolute beginners, and the Painting: For Improvers courses are for people relatively new to painting (if you have been on one of my beginners courses or have done a little bit of painting elsewhere in the past).

What age are the classes for?

All of the group courses are for aged 18 and above.  But Be In Art also runs private family art sessions.

How big is the class size?

The class sizes are limited to 6 people to allow Jane to give you lots of individual help and support with your artwork. 

How do I pay for my booking?

All class bookings must be paid for in advance, and Be In Art accepts payment via bank transfer, or by cash or cheque if this is easier for you.

What happens if I need to cancel my place?

Please see Be In Art’s full cancellation policy here.

What do I need to bring?

All your materials are provided – so there is no need to bring anything with you.  Tea, coffee and a plentiful supply of biscuits will be provided too.  For full day workshops you will need to bring a packed lunch.

What shall I wear to a class?

The painting classes use acrylic paint, which doesn’t wash off your clothes.   Jane 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.  The paint may also not come off varnished nails!

How do I get my work home afterwards?

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.  You can either collect your work (work must be collected within 3 weeks of your class) on a Saturday morning between 9 – 9.30am – see dates below when this is possible over the coming few months:

  • 24th Nov
  • 1st Dec

Alternatively Jane can post your work for you.  This will be sent 2nd class and costs £7.  Payment for this is due in cash on the day of your class.

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

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.  Some are for 3 hours, and some are free all day on a Saturday.  You might like to make sure you arrive early to find a parking spot.  There is also a pay and display car park on St Leonard’s road, about 5 minutes walk away.

By bike:  In terms of parking your bike, there are places to chain your bike up on nearby lamp posts, or you can also park these at Headington shops.

Getting here by bus:  From the centre of Oxford, 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.