There is no cycle. Begin whenever you got inspired! If you are new to watercolor (even though you have painted in other medium) we suggest you start with Intro to Watercolor (pink block in booking calendar). You don't need to stick with time slot you chose at first, book your session whenever convenient for you. Flexible scheduling for busy New Yorkers! ;)
? Do you have kids class?
Unfortunately, we don't have kids class. Although we respect and appreciate early age education, what we teach is technical and logical so at least students should be capable of listening and following instruction. We do not want to define age group since everyone is different but 13 and up shouldn't be a problem. If the child is younger than 11 years old, we recommend that someone (a parent or older sibling who is over 13) to take the class together, so that they can help the child during the class.
? Do I need to buy all the suggested materials?
It's important that you understand your materials. One time materials are available for $3 for new students so that you can try out how it's like without investing for materials. The suggested materials are not necessary and if you have your own supplies you are welcome to use them. Just be notified that your materials might not work with technique Michiyo teaches. She will consult and explain what and why they work or not. Practicing on cheap materials won't help and it would just give you extra struggle.
? Can I book my lesson for beyond the expiration date while it's still valid?
No, your lesson credits will be deleted on the day of expiration date and the bookings made beyond that date. For example, you can't book once a month using 7-lesson package which you need to use up within 3 month. Your first 3 lessons a month would be fine but rest of credits/bookings will be deleted on the expiration date. You are welcome to take two lessons a day if schedule permits so that you can make up for your loss time and not to waste your lesson credits.
? I bought lesson credits but didn't have chance to use it by the expiration date. Can I get refund?
We don'toffer refunds or extensions. Be careful when you buy and schedule your classes and make it your priority! You should check lesson schedule before you buy packages. Any exceptions to this are at the sole discretion of Michiyo.
? Can I share my credit with someone?
Unfortunately, no. If you know someone who would like to try out, you may give one lesson of yours but no more than one lesson to one person.
? I want to learn drawing and watercolor, can I book both?
Sure, it's a good idea to work on both medium if you don't have formal training or want to brush up your skill. You can alternate your session as well.
? How often can I take classes?
As much as you want as long as you see the schedule on the booking calendar and there is available spot. You may also take more than one class a day and mix and match with watercolor and drawing class.
? I want to come early to paint before the class, is studio open?
No, Michiyo Art Studio is not art school, it's Michiyo's private work place and while she is not teaching, she is working on her work for gallery shows etc. Please respect her work time and space.
? I have no idea what to paint. Can you help me?
Yes, Michiyo will consult with you and suggest what suites to your skill level. But we encourage you to look for something that makes you feel want to paint! It's important that you work on something you find beautiful.
? I paint on my own but messed it up. I need help with exact problem to fix it. Can you help me?
Sure, Michiyo is expert in watercolor and confident she can solve most problem. Bring your paintings you thought you messed up and Michiyo will teach and show you how to fix it! We also have special workshop occasionally only for those purpose. Look for 3 hour special workshop "Watercolor Rescue" in grey green block on the booking calendar. (It requires 3 class credits)
? I have a voucher, how do I use it?
There is a page for that! Click here and read carefully about your voucher!