Why do I have to pay in advance? Paying in advance reserves your seat in Anneville's busy studio schedule. I am happy to accommodate adjustments in the event of illness or unexpected events.
Can I cancel and get my money back? One-session classes: If you are unable to attend and give me one week's notice, we will refund your $$. If you cancel up to 24 hours before, we will give you credit for a different class. With less than 24 hours notice, you forfeit your $$. Multi-session classes: cancel one week in advance, receive 100% refund. Cancel 3 days before first session for 100% credit, then 75% credit until start of first class. No credit after first day of class.
What should I bring to class? All tools and materials are provided unless otherwise noted, but feel free to bring your own tools and silver if you wish. You'll want a notebook and something to write with. Bring cash or check for silver if desired. If you wear glasses for reading/detail work - bring them!!
What will my project look like? Every piece will be unique. We give design guidance and ideas, but the projects are designed to give you freedom for your own artistic voice.
Why do I pay extra for silver? Using silver is optional - any student that would rather make their project out of copper or brass, included in the workshop fee, may do so. This makes the class more affordable, while allowing upgrading to silver for those who wish. Anneville sells silver for class projects only, at spot +$8 per ounce.
I have no experience at all - am I really welcome? Of course! A few classes are best with prior experience, but they will always be noted as such in the description. With a class size of only four, the level of instruction is easily tailored to the skill/experience level of each student. Call or email if you are unsure if a class is for you.
What kind of facilities does Anneville Studio have? Anneville is a small but well-equipped shop with acetylene torches, anvil and stakes, lots and lots of hammers, flexshafts, shop sink, couch, Durston 12" shear and top of the line Durston rolling mill. We have all the hand tools you might need, but you are welcome to bring your own kit. Workbenches are sturdy birch, with padded height-adjustable rolling stools. Our upstairs studio is full of natural light and looks out over grass and trees. There is a spacious elevator at the north end of the building, and custodian-managed restrooms on both levels.
I have a disability; can I take your class? Anneville Studio is wheelchair accessible via an elevator at the east end of the building. We strive to make classes accessible to as many people as possible, but there are physical requirements for many classes. We can guide you to a class that may work for you. Please contact us for more info.