Terms of Service

  • All prices are in Canadian dollars. Customers elsewhere may wish to use a currency convertor.

  • Taxes:

    • 15% Nova Scotia HST on all workshops

    • 15% Nova Scotia HST on all products mailed to a Nova Scotia address or purchased in person

    • the prevailing tax rate for other provinces and territories, as prescribed by the Canada Revenue Agency, for all products mailed to addresses outside of Nova Scotia but within Canada

    • no taxes on products mailed to addresses outside of Canada

  • Registering for a workshop constitutes agreement with the terms detailed below.

  • Mamie's Schoolhouses reserves the right to change workshop registration fees, materials fees, dates, times or venues without notice, to add workshops, or to cancel workshops if circumstances make it necessary.

  • In the event of a workshop/class cancellation (i.e. if the minimum # of registrants, noted in the workshop description, is not met, or due to unforeseen circumstances such as the teacher's illness or other emergency, etc.), Mamie’s Schoolhouse shall only be responsible for a refund to registrants of workshop/class fees paid to date. Mamie’s Schoolhouse is not liable for any other related participant expenses (e.g. travel, accommodation, etc.), which are the sole responsibility of the registrant.

  • Mamie's Schoolhouse reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to deny participation to anyone deemed to be disruptive.

Workshops:

registration

  • Advance online registration is encouraged to guarantee a spot for you in the workshop(s) of your choice.
  • Space permitting, walk-in registrations on the day of a workshop are also welcome (payment by cash or credit card only).
  • If others have been registered by one person, all registered persons are deemed to have agreed with Mamie's Schoolhouse's Terms of Service.

PAYMENT TERMS:

  • Payment in full at time of registration, whether online or in person.

CANCELLATION TERMS:

  • For cancellations more than two weeks in advance of the workshop commencing, there will be a full refund minus a $100 (+ tax) administration fee (this covers the e-commerce platform and credit card transaction fees charged to Mamie's Schoolhouse).
  • For cancellations less than two weeks but more than one week in advance, there will be a 50% refund.
  • For cancellations less than one week in advance, there will be no refund. The student may, however, send someone else in their place with advance notice to Mamie's Schoolhouse.

transfers:

  • There are no transfers from one workshop to another workshop, or from one workshop date to another workshop date. Students who wish to change their workshop must cancel the workshop for which they've already registered (by sending an email to mamiesschoolhouse@gmail.com), then register online for the new workshop.
  • Cancellation fees, per above, will apply for the cancelled workshop registration.

Artist in Residence Workshops/Events:

PAYMENT TERMS:

  • You may reserve your space with a $400 deposit.
  • The full balance is due no later than 60 days in advance of the workshop commencing. The exact date will be posted in the Artist in Residence workshop details.

CANCELLATION TERMS:

  • For cancellations more than two months in advance of the workshop commencing, there will be a full refund minus a $100 (+ tax) administration fee (this covers the e-commerce platform and credit card transaction fees charged to Mamie's Schoolhouse both at registration and again in the event a student cancels).
  • For cancellations less than two months but more than one month in advance, there will be a 50% refund.
  • For cancellations less than one month in advance, there will be no refund. The student may, however, send someone else in their place with advance notice to Mamie's Schoolhouse.
  • In the unlikely event of a workshop/class cancellation (which would only happen due to unforeseen circumstances such as the Artist in Residence's illness or other inability to travel to Cape Breton, very low enrollment, etc.), Mamie’s Schoolhouse shall only be responsible for a refund to registered students of workshop/class fees paid to date. Mamie’s Schoolhouse is not liable for any other related student expenses (e.g. travel, accommodation, etc.), which are the sole responsibility of the student.

transfers:

  • There are no transfers from one workshop to another workshop, or from one workshop date to another workshop date. Students who wish to change their workshop must cancel the workshop for which they've already registered (by sending an email to mamiesschoolhouse@gmail.com), then register online for the new workshop.
  • Cancellation fees, per above, will apply for the cancelled workshop registration.

Travel Insurance:

  • For those travelling to Cape Breton from elsewhere, travel insurance is recommended.

Accommodation & Meals:

  • Accommodation, meals and travel are the sole responsibility of workshop registrants.
  • Cape Breton is a very popular destination throughout the Summer and Fall, and accommodation fills up fast, therefore to avoid disappointment, workshop registrants travelling from elsewhere are strongly encouraged to book accommodation immediately after registering for a Mamie's Schoolhouse workshop.

Etiquette:

1. Respect For The Teacher

  • teachers spend years researching, studying, experimenting, and fine-tuning their knowledge
  • students honour this and in sharing work created under the teacher’s guidance, give credit where credit is due
  • students may have their own expertise, but share it only if invited to by the teacher, from whom all participants have set aside time and money to learn 

2. Respect For Each Other

  • participants come from all over the world and from many different cultures and each is entitled to give and receive respect
  • each participant is valued and equally entitled to the teacher’s attention

3. Marketing & Commercialization

  • as items created under the teacher’s guidance are really a result of the teacher’s knowledge and skills, students will not use them, or their images, for any advertising, marketing or other commercial purpose of their own
  • class/workshop images taken by Mamie’s Schoolhouse may be used to promote its classes, workshops, and other events

4. Recordings

  • no student photography, video or audio recordings are permitted during the workshop/class
  • however the teacher will set aside specific times in the workshop when s/he will invite students to take their own photographs
  • Mamie’s Schoolhouse and/or the teacher may take images throughout and, at Mamie's Schoolhouse's discretion, share these with students

5. Language of Instruction

  • all classes and workshops are taught in English

6. Fun

  • students are encouraged to have fun!
  • being creative and learning new skills with like-minded people in a beautiful setting is a rare privilege, and Mamie’s Schoolhouse sincerely hopes that all participants have a wonderful time