Terms & Conditions
Q. What happens if I miss a class?
There are generally 8 classes per quarter. Most students miss one or two classes in a given quarter. This is totally fine, and each quarter there is a make-up day at the very end of the quarter. The make up day lasts all day Saturday, and is generally sufficient to cover all necessary time that has been missed. However, keep in mind, tardiness eats into the time available for the student, and absences also create gaps in the full experience.
Q. I have health concerns, how should I address that?
It is the students responsibility to discuss with your teacher any health conditions, or medications which may hinder your ability to use power tools, operate machinery, and generally participate. This information must be conveyed before the start of class or via text or email.
That being said, we welcome people of differing abilities, persons in wheelchairs, and those with certain disabilities. We also welcome pregnant women, and children between the ages of 11 and 18. Please email ahead of your arrival to let us know how we may accommodate you.
Q. Do I need to bring anything?
Class fees include instructor time, materials, equipment, and other incidentals necessary for the educational experience. Materials provided by the school include basic metals such as copper, brass and bronze, as well as solder and bezel material. Precious metals and stones are available for purchase for student use. Students do have the option to bring their own metals to melt and re-use, as well as stones for use in class. Instructors are not responsible for any damage to personal items brought for class use.
Wear close toed shoes, and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. The studio is generally drafty, so bring a sweater. Bring any prescription glasses that you may need to work safely. Do not wear scarves, and keep hair back from your face with a pony tail holder.
Q. Is this class safe?
Generally, yes! Most students enjoy the class, and walk away without even cutting their finger. This is a great place to learn and experiment. We love this studio, and our teachers do their best to keep you well informed and safe.
That being said, during these classes you may be exposed to some chemicals, odors, and noises which may be harmful. Injury is possible when operating tools and equipment. By signing our safety waiver at the beginning of the course, you release Macchiarini Design and Metalworkssf from all legal responsibility, and hold yourself liable for any accident or injury which may occur during the class. By entering into this agreement you freely admit that you understand the risks and responsibilities associated with participation. If you are a minor, your parent or legal guardian will sign for you.
Q. What are the full costs associated with the class?
The full cost of the session is $425. If you sign-up online, you will pay the 205$ deposit fee to hold your space. When you attend the first evening of class, the final payment of 220$ is due. We prefer a check or cash for the final deposit.
The 205$ is a non-refundable deposit for signing up.
If you pay the full amount, and then decide to drop the class, the full price of the class is non-refundable.
As mentioned above, students will also need to pay for any precious metals or stones that they use. On average, a student spends another $25 on materials.
If there is something you don’t see here, please reach out and ask! I am happy to answer questions!