Bridge House Art Terms and Conditions

Bridge House Art Terms and Conditions

Please note that our courses are open to people that are 16 years old and above. If you are under 16 and wish to attend a class, please ask your parent or guardian to contact our office.

Places cannot be guaranteed on any course until full payment is received. Early booking is advisable to ensure there is a space. Provisional bookings may be made by contacting the office via email ( however this will only be held for 5 days by which time full payment should be received.

Your course contract: When you book a place on any course at Bridge House Art, your place will be guaranteed on payment of the full course fee. It is your responsibility to read our terms and conditions prior to booking - acceptance of these is presumed on receipt of payment. Bridge House Art undertakes to deliver the course as described in the course information in a professional manner and with all due care and consideration to the student.

Fees: Course fees cover; all professional tuition, materials, use of studios and equipment, cost of models (where necessary), refreshments and lunch (as specified by individual courses).
Course fees DO NOT cover; accommodation, meals (outwith the teaching day), travel.

Payment: Payment for all evening, weekend and summer school week courses is required in full to secure any booking. Payment can be made by online booking (credit card or Paypal) cheque or cash. Online booking is the fastest process to guarantee a place. Postal reservations are subject to availability once received by Bridge House Art. Cheques to be made payable to Bridge House Art. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH IN THE POST. Payment for portfolio course can be made over two terms, detailed terms and conditions apply, please see specific portfolio course information.

Cancellation: Bridge House Art reserves the right to cancel courses if the circumstances dictate. It this occurs, you will be offered an alternative course or a full refund of your course fees.
If you have to cancel less than twelve weeks before the start of the course, please see refund structure below;

Ammount of cancellation charges:
Up to 12 weeks before                                                10%   (90% of fees refunded)
Up to 8 weeks before                                                  30%   (70% of fees refunded)
Up to 4 weeks before                                                  50%   (50% of fees refunded)
Up to 2 weeks before                                                  90%   (10% of fees refunded)
Less than 14 days before course starts                        100%  (0% of fees refunded)

If we are able to resell your place on the course, we will refund your fees minus 10% admin costs (90% refund of fees). Any change to these charges can only me made at the discretion of the school director. You are responsible for insuring against loss of fees through cancellation.

Force Majeure: This means that we will not pay you compensation if we have to cancel or change the course because of unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control. These can include war, industrial dispute, natural or other disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, tutor illness.

General information: Please come to the courses prepared. Art is a messy activity, please wear clothes that you are prepared to get dirty. Protective aprons are available. Bridge House Art cannot be responsible for damage or spillage on any property, unless neglect is present. You will be advised of any health and safety issues and emergency procedures at the beginning of the course. You are responsible for informing us of any particular health issues / allergies that we should be aware of. All materials are provided. Tutor support or technicians are provided as deemed necessary.

Disabilities: Bridge House Art welcomes all students, however we must inform you that due to the age and nature of the building, there may be some entrance / exit issues. Also, the nature of the course may require field research for subject material. Please contact the office before booking any course to discuss your particular requirements.

Data protection: Bridge House Art will treat all your personal information as private and confidential except where disclosure is made at your request or with your consent or where we are required by law to disclose. We will only use your information for the purposes of administration, marketing and customer services.