Registration Agreement

River Art Adventures LLC

Registration Agreement:

By registering, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the terms below including the ‘Cancellation Policy’, ‘Release of Liability and Voluntary Assumption of Risk’ and ‘Safety Procedures Policy’, printed below.

Cancellation Policy:

If cancelled more than 30 days prior to the workshop, a refund (less a $60 service fee) may be issued if the workshop is fully booked, not including your registration. If cancelled within 30 days of the workshop, no refunds are issued.

If you qualify for a refund, you may apply the total amount to a future workshop conducted in the next 12 months at this location (service fee waived). Registrations are not transferable.

River Art Adventures LLC and their instructors reserve the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment and will notify students of any cancellation at least three weeks prior to the start of the workshop. In the event River Art Adventures LLC or their instructor cancels a workshop the student will receive a full refund. River Art Adventures LLC and their instructors cannot be responsible for airline tickets or other travel costs in the event of a cancellation.

Release of Liability and Voluntary Assumption of Risk:

River Art Adventures LLC and their Instructors make every effort to ensure students have a safe and meaningful experience while participating in our activities. However, some aspects of work done at the studio can involve a certain amount of risk. Work is done with hot equipment i.e. furnaces, kilns and torches. To safeguard River Art Adventures LLC and their Instructors, we ask students to release River Art Adventures LLC and their instructors from liability and voluntarily take on the assumption of risk. As a condition of registration, we ask that you read the ‘Release of Liability and Voluntary Assumption of Risk’ and acknowledge that you have done so upon registration.

 Safety Procedures Policy:

River Art Adventures LLC and their instructors are committed to the safety of all students. A series of informational safety procedures have been established for all studio areas that involve some risk of injury in the use of certain equipment. Your instructor will go over safety procedures during your workshop but we would also like for you to be aware of your workshop’s risks before you register for a workshop. As a condition of registration, we ask that you read the ‘Safety Procedures Policy’ (below) and acknowledge in writing that you have done so upon registration.

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General Safety Procedures for Workshop Area 

  1. Know where fire extinguishers and first aid stations are located
  2. Wear closed toe shoes.
  3. Keep hair pulled back.
  4. Do not wear loose/flowing clothing
  5. Do not eat or drink around your work area.
  6. Wear eye protection (safety glasses) when using machinery
  7. Wear dust mask (R-95) when sifting dry powders, spraying or sgraffito
  8. Wear gloves when handling acids and harmful chemicals
  9. Work in a well-ventilated area

Furnace (Kiln) Firing Safety

1. Wear eye protection (UV Kiln glasses provided). 2. Wear heat resistant gloves (provided). 3. Wear work clothes, long sleeves, preferably cotton or wool – NO synthetics, and closed-toed shoes. In winter months bring warm layers, a work coat for both indoor and outdoor studio areas. A hat is also needed when firing large kiln. 4. When operating the large kiln, wear hat, face shield, and heavy firing coat, and have a firing buddy. 5. Assume everything around furnace (kiln) in firing area (trivets and firing racks) are HOT! 6. Do not touch anything with bare fingers and hands unless the object has been checked to see if it is hot. Hold back of hand above object to feel for any heat. 7. Do not remove hot things from furnace area. 8. Do not remove gloves, kiln glasses, trivets, firing racks, spatulas or trowels from firing area. 9. If an accident happens (a hot trivet falls to the floor) do not panic. Use pliers or trowel to move or pick up hot item. Do not worry about floor. Worry about being burned. 10. Note where the fire extinguishers are located. 11. Aloe plant near window for burns. Burn ointment and first aid items located in shelf next to the kitchen area.

Sifting/Spraying/Handling Enamel

Wear protective dust mask (R-95) and safety glasses (students required to provide their own dust mask and safety glasses). 2. Wash your hands prior to eating. 3. Do not eat or drink around your work area.  4. Keep your work area neat and clean. 5. Use plastic table cloths provided to catch enamel. 6. Collect overspray and unused enamel in marked containers.

Photo Release:                                                                                                                                  

River Art Adventures LLC (RAA) will be taking photographs, video, audiotape and other image and sound-based media during the workshop. RAA may wish to use these materials for future educational, promotional, advertising, and other purposes. I hereby give my permission for release, without compensation or prior notice to RAA to use such materials in its printed publications, during presentations, on websites, and otherwise. I waive any right to inspect or to approve any works that may be created using the materials and waive any claim with respect to the eventual use to which the materials may be applied.