Classical Art Atelier

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines in Studio

Please read and understand our Coronavirus (Covid-19) safety guidelines below before enrolling or returning to any of our drawing and painting courses and workshops. Thank you.

Due to the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Classical Art Atelier is taking safety precautions, in compliance with HSE guidance, to provide a reasonably safe space for our students and to help reduce the spread of Covid-19. If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone 087 660 9644 or by email

Attending one of our courses or workshops, however, is not without risk, and it is up to each individual to take personal responsibility in choosing to attend. By agreeing to the guidelines below and enrolling for one of our courses or workshops, you are accepting the risks involved and are releasing Classical Art Atelier from any and all liability for unintentional exposure or harm due to Covid-19.

Who Cannot Enrol or Attend

If you fall into any of the following categories, unfortunately we must ask you not to enrol for or attend any of our courses or workshops at this time:

  • You are over 70 years of age
  • You have an underlying medical condition
  • You are returning from abroad in the last 14 days
  • You have any symptoms of cough, fever, high temperature, sore throat, runny nose, breathlessness or flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days
  • You have been diagnosed with confirmed or suspected Covid-19 infection in the last 14 days
  • You have been in close contact with a person who is a confirmed or suspected case of Covid-19 in the last 14 days (i.e. less than 2 metres for more than 15 minutes accumulative in one day)
  • You have been advised by a doctor to self-isolate or cocoon at this time
Enrolling for a Course or Workshop

If you are enrolling for a course or workshop, we ask you to do the following:

  • Read and understand the information on this page, and seek clarification from us about anything you are unsure of
  • Provide your name and contact details for our own records, which might also be required by HSE contact tracing should an outbreak of Covid-19 occur at our school
  • Agree with and sign this document and Covid-19 Liability Waiver
Consent Form & Liability Waiver
Safety Policies & Guidelines at our Courses & Workshops

These are the safety measures that we are taking to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection.

  • Class sizes will be limited to 6 students maximum
    The smaller class sizes ensure adequate social distancing, following the latest government's restrictions (18 August 2020) on indoor gatherings. This is a reduction by a third of the normal class size. For portrait and figure drawing and painting courses and workshops, a model will also be present.
  • Shorter courses and enrolment periods
    All previously 10-week long courses will now be broken into shorter 5-week blocks or modules, and enrolment and payment of fees will be on a 5-week basis. We hope to be able to run these shorter courses consecutively, where one will follow another in terms of continuity and progress. However, these shorter modules will allow us to monitor and react to the national health situation with greater accuracy and also help to protect you against over-payment should a course be cancelled due to another lockdown or should you not be able to attend due to illness.
  • Easels and work stations will be spaced 2 metres apart
    This will create a safe space between students, however, plexiglass will not be used.
  • Hand-sanitiser will be provided
    Students will be asked to wash their hands regularly – before, during and after each class.
  • Students can wear masks and/or visors at their own discretion
    PPE equipment will not be mandatory, so please be aware that some students may not be wearing masks or visors. PPE equipment will also not be provided by the school - you must bring your own. The instructor will not be wearing PPE equipment as this inhibits teaching and communication.
  • Regularly touched objects will be disinfected before and after each class
    This includes door handles, tables, easels, and boards.
  • Windows and doors will remain open for ventilation
    This is standard practice for our school anyway, especially during oil painting classes.
  • Safety information will be displayed around the studio classroom
    You should know and understand this safety information.
What to Expect at each Class

When you arrive at each class, on entering the studio / classroom, you will be asked to:

  • Wash your hands with hand sanitiser provided.
  • Sign in for the class and confirm the statements on the Class Sign-In Form (download here).
  • If you are unable to confirm our basic health questionnaire, then you will not be able to attend the class. You will not be refunded for any classes missed due to illness or unsuitability on your part.
  • Classical Art Atelier also reserves the right to refuse your entry on a daily or weekly basis if we feel that your state of health poses a risk or causes undue concern for other participants.

During class time, we ask you to exercise good common sense hygiene practices and follow our basic health and safety advice including:

  • Knowing the symptoms of Coronavirus (Covid-19)
  • Wearing face coverings at your own discretion
  • Washing your hands regularly
  • Staying 2 metres apart from other students
  • Avoiding touching your face or sharing anything with others
  • Practising good cough / sneeze hygiene
Class Sign-In Form

Refund Policy

Please read and understand our Coronavirus (Covid-19) safety guidelines below before enrolling or returning to any of our drawing and painting courses and workshops. Thank you.

Our workshops run for 2-3 full days, from 10am-5pm each day, and our courses are now 5 weeks in duration consisting of one two-and-a-half hour class per week. The shorter duration of our courses and workshops help to mitigate any loss that you might incur in the following situations below.

Old Refund Policy

Our old refund policy remains the same but with some further additions below.

  • Fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • It is recommended that you take out insurance to cover any travel or accommodation costs in the event that a course or workshop is cancelled unexpectedly.
  • Oil painting courses and workshops use oil paints, solvents and mediums (such as mineral spirits, turpentine and linseed oil) that have a small and safe degree of toxicity but can emit strong fumes, which may cause headaches, drowsiness and skin irritations. Our classrooms are well-ventilated but please be aware that we cannot eradicate these fumes completely, and that by enrolling on one of these courses, you are accepting these conditions.
You Will Be Refunded

Here are the instances where a full refund will be available for cancelled classes.

  • Your course or workshop is cancelled at any time before its start date because the minimum number of students required to make the course or workshop viable has not been reached.
  • Government enforces a lockdown before your course or workshop begins, then the course or workshop will be cancelled and you will be fully refunded.
  • Government enforces any new measures that would render the course or workshop untenable before if begins, then you will be fully refunded.
You Will Not Be Refunded

Here are the instances where a full refund will be available for cancelled classes.

  • If you are unable to attend because you do not meet the class safety criteria as outlined on the confirmation and consent form(s), or if Classical Art Atelier deems that you are not well enough to attend.
  • If government enforces a lockdown or any new measures that would render the course or workshop untenable when the course or workshop has already commenced.
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