CONTEMPORARY CRAFT RETREAT

Metal clay, Polymer clay, Air Dry Clay,Paverpol, Doll Art & Mixed Media.
OCTOBER 27th to 30th, 2017
Greenhills Conference Centre
Cotter Road, Canberra, Australia

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Contemporary Craft Retreat  Frequently Asked Questions

 

What day and time do we arrive?

If you are staying on site for 3 nights, please book in between 12 noon and 1.15pm  or  after dinner, 6.45 to 8.30pm on Friday night.
Please arrive by 8.15am Saturday if you are staying for 2 nights only.
Book in at the COTTER ROTARY HALL (building on the left opposite the oval).

If you are not staying on site, please arrive no later than 15 minutes before your class time & register at the COTTER ROTARY HALL.

Classes run from:-
1.30pm to 5.30pm and 7.00 to 9.00 pm Friday
9am to 5.30pm Saturday
9am to 5.30pm Sunday
9am to 12 noon Monday

What is the minimum booking?

We have two full days and 2 half days of classes available.
You may book a minimum of half a day as a Day Visitor
Or
If staying over night, 2 nights accommodation is the minimum.
(One night will be considered, please contact us for a quote as it is not listed on the Registration page.)

What type of accommodation is offered?

Accommodation is clean,comfortable and hostel style.  
Rooms are to be shared with a maximum of 3 OR for an extra fee, 2 per room. 
All rooms have upper & lower bunk beds and ensuites.
There are limited twin share rooms available.
Bed Linen is supplied to those coming from out of town.

Bring your own TOWEL, soap, shampoo and toiletries.
Ear plugs (optional).

I'm flying in.. how do I get to the venue?

The venue is approx. 34 minutes by cab from the Canberra airport. See "Location & Layout" page for details. If possible, please arrange a shared taxi with friends so that costs can be minimized.

If there is enough interest we are hoping to arrange a pick-up schedule.

Do we need to take our own linen & towels ?

Bed Linen & bath mat is included for out of town attendees.

Please bring a towel.

Will my car be secure for the duration of the retreat?

The Greenhills Conference Centre is 9 km's out of town and there is a car park near the residence & hall. There has never been a problem, always best to remove all valuables and lock your car.

Are meals, tea and coffee available?

Yes, if staying 'in house' the all inclusive fee covers accommodation, 
Dinner on Friday.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Morning and Afternoon tea on Saturday.
Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, Morning tea and Afternoon Tea on Sunday.
Breakfast morning Tea and lunch on Monday.
Supper will also be served on Friday, Saturday & Sunday night.

Day Visitors:-

 Friday visitors have an option for dinner & supper.
Saturday Day Visitors : Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea, dinner and supper is included in your class fee. You are welcome to stay for demos etc until 9.30pm.
Sunday Day Visitors: Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and supper is included in your class fee. You are welcome to stay for demos etc until 9.30pm.
Monday Day Visitors: morning Tea and lunch is provided (if selected).

DAY VISITORS may choose to bring their own meals.
( this will reduce DAY Attendance fees).

Tea/Coffee/Biscuits are available at all times in the Main Hall kitchenette.

 

Will my mobile work?

Possibly !  There is a pay phone available near the main dining room.
Phone messages left with the Greenhill's office will be passed onto attendees.
The Greenhill's number is 02 62881074
If you need to contact us at the Retreat please call
0422 596571, otherwise please call the Greenhill's number above and they will pass on the message.

Are special dietary requirements catered for?

Yes, special meals will be available, including gluten free, diary free, diabetic, vegetarian etc, at NO ADDITIONAL COST.

Please do not forget to inform us of your dietary needs when booking.

Is there workspace available in rooms

 There is a small table in each room, also, there are 4 community rooms plus the hall to work in (when classes are completed).

Is there heating in the rooms?

Yes, but do we suggest bringing some warm clothing with you. There is a short walk to the dining hall and to the residences and it could be chilly, especially in the evening.

There are blankets available. Locals may like to bring a DOONA if you can fit it in.

Will kits be supplied & will they cost extra?

Kits will be provided at an extra charge. You must Register by filling out the form, then order and pay for the kit through the class Instructor.
You are not officially Booked into a class until you have contacted the class Instructor & paid your kit fees. 

If you wish to purchase a kit and NOT ATTEND a particular class, please contact the Instructor to order and pay for the Kit. The kit will be available at the RETREAT for you to collect.
In this case PLEASE INFORM THE INSTRUCTOR THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ATTENDING THE CLASS.

Will we get a materials list of items to bring to class?

There will be tools and supplies you will need to bring. 
Check the TIMETABLE page for details.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO LABEL ALL YOUR TOOLS!

 

Will I be able to purchase Supplies and Tools at the Retreat?

 

There will be a few class related supplies available to purchase.

If you wish to purchase supplies Students should place an order before the Retreat through www.metalclay.com.au  Please mention in your order that you would like it delivered to the Retreat, and your postage will be refunded in a day or 2. (yay !!! No postage costs.)

Lex will take orders for your Paverpol supplies & bring them to the Retreat.
Contact Lex at Email    2 weeks prior to the Retreat

Mini Market : Instructors & students are welcome to display & sell their creations Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.
Please provide your own table. There may be tables available at night if you wish to set up and pull down each evening.

What time do the classes start and finish?....and  
Can I swap classes on the day?


Friday 1.30pm to 5.30pm then 7 to 9pm
Friday night class preparation & sales.

Saturday sessions begin at 9am & end at 5.30pm.
Saturday night Demonstrations, class preparation & sales.

Sunday Day session begins at 9am & concludes at 5.30pm
Sunday night demos, sales, competition results draw and raffle draw.

Monday session begins at 9 and concludes at 12 noon

Please select your course/s carefully. Courses will be filled and allocated well before the start of the Retreat.  It will not be possible to make a late course change at the Retreat.

Will there be 'free' time?

After 7pm (for those not attending class) Friday, Saturday and Sunday your time is your own or you may choose to look in on the Demonstrations taking place. 
Finishing projects & 'Show & Tell" will be happening if you would like to join in.
Sales tables Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.
Raffle drawn Sunday night.

Is smoking permitted?

Smoking is allowed outside, not in the buildings.

Is alcohol permitted?

Yes....in the ROTARY HALL ONLY. NO ALCOHOL IN THE DINING ROOM

What is the October weather like in Canberra?

 
Average Low Temperature  7c
Average High Temperature  20°c
Average Precipitation60mm

How do I enrol & make payment?

 Why are non-members being asked to pay a slightly higher entry fee?
Membership in the CCIP & Paverpol has its benefits, thus members pay less.

To Pay using Paypal:-
Please complete the Registration form and press SUBMIT. In the Paypal payment section you will be given a link to click on to make your selections.
On the PAYPAL PAYMENT Page press PAY NOW for paying your $150 DEPOSIT.  Please ensure that your Paypal details are correct.
OR
To pay in FULL: Choose the appropriate cost from the drop down menu and press ADD TO CART. Check the contents of your cart and continue through to Paypal. Please ensure that you complete all of the PayPal processes.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PAY OVER 3 PAYMENTS CHOOSE THIS OPTION ON THE REGISTRATION FORM & PAYMENT REMINDERS WILL BE SENT TO YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.


A receipt will be issued from Paypal within 48 hours.

To Pay using Direct Deposit:-
Complete the Registration form and press "Submit".
You will be given our bank details after submitting your registration form.
Please Log in to your Online Bank, and using the bank details provided, please make your Direct Deposit. It is important to use your name as a reference with the direct deposit to enable us to identify your payment.

Alternatively, go into your local Bank Branch and do a Direct Deposit using the bank details you received after the registration process. You may also do a direct deposit using our bank account details, at any branch of the Commonwealth Bank. It is important to use your name as a reference with the direct deposit to enable us to identify your payment.

Domestic attendees please use the following:-
NAME of ACCOUNT:
CONTEMPORARY CRAFT RETREAT
BSB: 062922
ACCOUNT #: 1014 2709

International attendees,please convert to AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS first.
You will need the following information:-
CONTEMPORARY CRAFT RETREAT
6 DALGARNO CLOSE, OXLEY
CANBERRA, ACT 2903
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA
BSB: 062922
ACCOUNT #: 1014 2709
SHOP 6/7 SOUTHLANDS SHOPPING CENTRE
HEARD ST. MAWSON, CANBERRA, ACT 2607
SWIFT CODE: CTBAAU2S

All bank fees & charges must be paid by the attendee.
Payment must be made in Australian Dollars.

IMPORTANT: After you have paid & registered , please book your classes with the Instructor/s & pay for your kit.
See "TIMETABLE " for Instructor Contact Details.

REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL YOUR $150 DEPOSIT OR FULL PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED.

CLASS PLACEMENT IS NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL YOU HAVE FILLED OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM, PAID A DEPOSIT AND PAID YOUR KIT FEE TO THE INSTRUCTOR.

If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt from Contemporary Craft Retreat within 7 days,  please email  or
phone +61 262901376 to let us know.


To Pay using Bank Cheque:
Complete the Registration Form and press "submit".
You will receive the address details after submitting your Registration.
Please make cheques payable to - Contemporary Craft Retreat
Post your Bank cheque together with your details to: 
CONTEMPORARY CRAFT RETREAT   
6 DALGARNO CLOSE, OXLEY
ACT 2903
AUSTRALIA

 
IMPORTANT:
After you have done this, please contact the Instructor/s and pay for your kit.

If you do not receive a booking receipt from the Contemporary Craft Retreat within 7 days , please email  or phone +61 262901376 to let us know.


REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL YOUR $150 DEPOSIT OR FULL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.

CLASS PLACEMENT IS NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL YOU HAVE CONTACTED THE INSTRUCTOR (& RECEIVED CONFIRMATION FROM THEM THAT YOU HAVE A PLACE) PLUS PAID FOR YOUR KIT.


Please rest assured that we will not sell or redistribute your email address, mailing address or personal details to anyone!

When are Deposits, full payments AND kit payments due?

Accommodation/Tuition Fees are due by 27th September  2017

Deposits are non-refundable after SEPTEMBER 27th 2017.
(In some circumstances we will refund all but $50).

We will send out a reminder for further & final payments in May and July. 
*Unfortunately we cannot hold places for attendees who have not paid in full by 27th September 2016. 
KIT PAYMENTS are due by 27th September

*PLEASE PAY ON TIME. WE DO NOT WANT YOU TO MISS OUT ! 
YOUR PLACE WILL BE OFFERED TO SOMEONE ELSE IF PAYMENTS ARE NOT RECEIVED BY DUE DATES.