Art Classes Wales at Picton Castle Studios

Picton Castle Studios (PCS) Terms & Conditions

1.1 The terms of PCS price list and these terms and conditions constitute the terms of the legally binding contract (“the Contract”) between you, the student and Picton Castle Studios (“PCS”).
1.2 Any enrolment application by you will be subject to written acceptance by PCS.
1.3 We do not accept any enrolments on our courses from anyone under 14 years of age unless by prior arrangement.


2.1 You must attend all courses on a punctual basis unless prevented by events, which are beyond your reasonable control.
2.2 You must comply with all rules and regulations issued by PCS from time to time.
2.3 PCS will be entitled to change the timing and/or content of any course and to substitute any tutor at any time.


3.1 Enrolment on courses is subject to payment either of a deposit of £50 or full fees as set out in the PCS price list. Deposits are non-refundable.
3.2 Following acceptance by PCS of your application, you will be contractually bound to pay the full amount of the fees as set out below. No refund will be made if you subsequently fail to attend all or any part of the course (and PCS is unable to reallocate your place).
3.3 Payment should be received no later than 1 week before course commences.
3.4 If PCS has agreed that fees may be paid by instalments, each instalment must be paid by the instalment date set out by PCS. Any deposit paid will be deducted from the final instalment. The obligation to pay each of the instalments will continue notwithstanding that you subsequently fail to attend all or any part of the course. Failure to pay any instalment by the due date or attend the course will result in the balance of the fees becoming immediately payable.
3.5 If fees are not paid by the due date, PCS will be entitled to reallocate your place (without prejudice to the obligation to pay the fees).
3.6 Any deposit and/or fees paid will be returned if PCS is unable to offer you a place on your chosen course.


4.1 If PCS considers that you have behaved in an unacceptable manner, PCS will be entitled to require you to cease to attend any course. If PCS is unable to reallocate your place, no refund of fees will be made and if payment is being made by instalments, the balance of the fees will become immediately payable.


5.1 You may only terminate the contract in the circumstances set out below.
5.2 You may only terminate the Contract if you give PCS written notice of termination and PCS receives such notice not less than 4 weeks before the start of the course. Provided that PCS has received your notice of termination prior to the deadline, PCS will refund any fees paid but will be entitled to retain any deposit. You must receive confirmation in writing that PCS has agreed to terminate the Contract in order to be eligible for a refund. The confirmation should be obtained for your records.
5.3 PCS will be entitled to cancel any course at any time subject to the repayment of any deposit and fees received in respect of the course or the part of the course which has been cancelled.


6.1 You must not bring any items of special value onto PCS premises. PCS will not accept responsibility for the loss of any personal possessions.
6.2 PCS will not be liable for any loss suffered by you which is indirect, special or consequential.
6.3 PCS will not be liable for any loss suffered by you resulting from any event which is beyond the reasonable control of PCS.


7.1 The Contract contains all of the contractual terms agreed between you, the invoice addressee and PCS.
7.2 No failure or delay by PCS in enforcing any of its rights under the Contract shall be deemed to be a waiver of such right.
7.3 The Contract shall be governed by English law.
7.4 Students are strictly forbidden to use cameras or use camera functions on mobile devices in the studio whilst there is a model present. If this condition is breached you will be required to allow staff to erase all images from the device.
7.5 Students are advised to wear sensible, flat footwear, due to the marble floors in the life drawing gallery and uneven surfaces in the upstairs studios.


8.1 Benefits conferred by membership of PCS are strictly non-transferrable and any breach of this will result in your membership being cancelled and no refund will be made.


9.1 You are advised to take out insurance against loss of fees through illness or personal accident.