If the workshops are five (5) or three (3) days long, why do the dates cover seven (7) or five (5) days?

Our workshop packages include both an arrival day and departure day to ensure you’re settled and well rested for your actual workshop days. The arrival day begins with check-in at 3PM, followed by a wine and cheese reception at 6PM, dinner, and brief orientation with your instructor and the innkeepers. The departure day begins with regularly scheduled breakfast and check-out by 10:30AM.

How early should I sign up for a workshop?

It depends! Our schedules are usually completed about a year in advance but we don’t publicly post them until about six months prior to the start of that season. However, that doesn’t mean the instructor hasn’t begun advertising it earlier! If you’re worried about getting into your workshop of choice, we recommend getting in touch with us either by email at info@artworkshops.com or phone at (518) 966-5219 and we’ll advise you as best we can.

How do you define levels of painting?

Beginner – student has limited experience in the medium and subject matter taught and has basic skills.
Intermediate – student has knowledge of the basic elements, such as design, value, edges, color, form and texture; has prior experience working in the medium taught in the class; and draws well.
Advanced – student is confident working in the medium, with a high level of competence.

Can I ship my supplies to you?

You’re also welcome to ship supplies (or personal items) to us ahead of time at the below addresses dependent upon the shipping carrier;

Via US Postal Service
Greenville Arms 1889 Inn
PO Box 659
Greenville, NY 12083
Phone: (518) 966-5219

Via UPS or FedEx
Greenville Arms 1889 Inn
11135 State Route 32
Greenville, NY 12083
Phone: (518) 966-5219

Can I rent a sewing machine from you?

Yes, we have a limited number of Bernina machines available for rent by the day. Please make sure to request one in advance should you need one.

Can I bring my non-painting/sewing spouse/partner/friend/family member?

Yes, absolutely! We encourage you to bring a friend, adult family member, or partner with you and have a lodging and meal package specifically available for that purpose. There are a number of interesting activities and things to do in the area including golf, hiking, antiquing, and so much more. Let us know if you would like more information about this.

Do you have wine available for purchase? Can I bring my own?

We have an extensive wine and beer list with options available by the glass and by the bottle. Yes, you may bring your own wine – if you’d like it served at dinner there is a corkage fee of $10 per bottle.

How do I get to you?

Review our Getting Here page for details on travel options.

Can I reserve a particular room?

While we do take requests for particular rooms and are usually able to honor them, we cannot ever guarantee you will get to stay a particular room. We do our best to accommodate all requests, especially for those who require a ground floor or pet friendly room. If you require a ground floor or pet friendly room, please be sure to request this when you enroll as they may not be available at a later date.

Can you accommodate my dietary needs?

Most likely yes, as long as you provide us with advanced notice when you enroll in your workshop we can accommodate most all dietary needs. We have a small kitchen and last minute requests may not be able to be accommodated.

Can I arrive a night early or stay a day late?

If we have availability, absolutely! We offer a special flat rate for bed & breakfast stays for workshop students who would like to arrive early or stay late. Due to flight times, students traveling from the West Coast often find arriving a day early is a good idea.

Can you coordinate my travel with another student?

We do not give out our students contact information to other students or anyone else for that matter. In order to minimize confusion, we recommend utilizing our Facebook event for your particular workshop to coordinate directly with other students attending that workshop. You can find all our workshops as Facebook events here.

What is the service charge about?

The service charge is like a form of gratuity. Establishments that use only direct tipping rely on tips to compensate for a below minimum wage base rate, which is common practice in the service industry. The service charge system allows us provide all of our hard working staff; waitstaff, housekeepers, kitchen staff, and groundskeeping staff, with an equitable hourly wage above the state minimum. We do this to help us retain the excellent people who are essential to making your stay enjoyable while you are our guest. Please note, however, that the service charge is only 10%, which is well below the usual tipping average. Our staff would not object to any additional tips if you want to show your appreciation for a job well done!

So, should I be planning to tip?

As mentioned above, our service charge is only 10%, which is well below the usual tipping average for North America. We recommend considering all the service you’ve received over the course of your stay from our staff and making your own decision on how best to show your appreciation.

Cancellation Policy

Deposits are applied as a pre-payment of tuition and accommodations. All cancellations must be made in writing. Prior to 30 days before the start of a workshop, a $75 cancellation fee will be retained for each cancellation. Transfers to another class prior to 30 days will be charged a $25 transfer fee. For transfers or cancellations with less than 30 days notice, the $405 deposit is not refundable or transferable. We cannot be responsible for issuing refunds, credits or transfers for classes missed due to illness, emergencies or events beyond our control. If a workshop is cancelled by us, all money will be promptly refunded. Call us before enrolling if you have questions about these policies.

Pets Policy

We do have a limited number of pet-friendly rooms available at the inn. If you plan to bring your pet, you must notify us when you enroll so that we can make sure that you are given a pet-friendly room and understand our pet policies. There is an additional $75 pet fee for your stay during the workshop.

If one of our pet-friendly rooms is not available, then unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate your pet.

If you are considering bringing your pet, please review our full Pets Policy here.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us, please review our full policy here and contact us if you have any questions.