FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHERE DO I GO at Greenhills???
Drive through the gates and continue straight ahead towards the Office/ Cafeteria.The MOORE AUDITORIUM is beneath the Cafeteria. Please enter from the front, under the balcony ..... or come in the back, past the office and downstairs.
WHAT DAY AND TIME DO WE ARRIVE???
If you are staying on site for 2 nights, please book in between 12 noon and 12.30pm or after dinner, 6.30 to 8.30pm on Friday night.
Book in at the MOORE AUDITORIUM beneath the Cafeteria (near the office).
If you are not staying on site, please arrive no later than 15 minutes before your class time & register at the MOORE AUDITORIUM.
Classes run from:-
1pm to 5.30pm Friday
9am to 5.30pm Saturday
8.30am to 4.00pm Sunday
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM BOOKING???
We have two full days and 1 half day of classes available. You may book a minimum of half a day as a Day Visitor
WHAT TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION IS OFFERED??
Accommodation is clean, comfortable and hostel style.
Rooms are to be shared with a maximum 2 per room. EXTRA COST FOR A SINGLE ROOM
All rooms have upper & lower bunk beds and ensuites.
Bed Linen is supplied.TOWELS and BATHMATS are supplied.
PLEASE BRING.... soap, shampoo and toiletries.Ear plugs (optional).
I AM 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 BRING LINEN AND TOWELS???
ALL LINEN AND TOWELLS SUPPLIEDBlankets supplied.Locals can bring a doona if you wish.
WILL MY CAR BE SECURE???
The Greenhills Conference Centre is 9 km's out of town and there is a car park behind the Office.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 & Morning tea on Sunday.
Day Visitors:- Friday visitors have an option for dinner. You are welcome to stay for meet, greet and chats...... with wine of course.
Saturday Day Visitors : If 'meals' selected, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea and dinner is included in your class fee. You are welcome to stay for Raffle and Silent Auction until 10pm.
Sunday Day Visitors: If 'meals' selected, Morning tea & lunch is included in your class fee.
DAY VISITORS may choose to bring their own meals.... ( this will reduce DAY Attendance fees).
Tea/Coffee/Biscuits are available
WILL MY MOBILE WORK ???
Possibly ! MESSENGER usually works.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 MESSAGE me, (Lex Sorrentino) ....... 0422596571 ( I get most messages eventually)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 HEATING AND COOLING IN THE BEDROOMS???
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 PROVIDED AND DO THEY COST EXTRA ??
Kits will be provided at an extra charge. You must Register by filling out the form, then arrange kit payments through the class Instructor.
You are not officially Booked into a class until you have Registered then contacted the class Instructor & organised 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 WORKSHOPS???
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.)
Bronny from ( PAVERPOLAUSTRALIA.com.au), will take orders for your Paverpol supplies & bring them to the Retreat.
A Paverpol stall will be operating during the Retreat.
Please order 2 weeks prior to the Retreat if you wish to have it delivered at the Retreat.
Mini Market :
Instructors & students are welcome to display & sell their creations Friday and Saturday 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 CLASSES START AND FINISH ???
Friday 1pm to 5.30pm... earlier if all have arrivedMeet and Greet & sales Saturday sessions begin at 9am & end at 5.30pm.
Saturday night class preparation & sales. Competition results and Raffle draw.Sunday Day session begins at 8.30am & concludes at 4.00pm
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 6.30pm (for those not attending class) Friday and Saturday your time is your own. Finishing projects will be happening if you would like to join in.
Sales tables Friday and Saturday night.
Raffle drawn Saturday night.
IS ALCOHOL PERMITTED ???
Yes, with dinner.
WHAT IS CANBERRA'S WEATHER LIKE IN OCTOBER ???.... and September
Average Low Temperature 7c
Average High Temperature 20°c
Average Precipitation 60mm
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.
HOW DO I ENROL AND MAKE A PAYMENT ???
To Pay using Paypal:-
Please complete the Registration form, specify PayPal payment and press SUBMIT. Please ensure that your Paypal details are correct and we will send a payment request.
To pay Direct Deposit:- NAME of ACCOUNT:
CONTEMPORARY CRAFT RETREATBSB: 062922
ACCOUNT #: 1014 2709
PAYMENT REMINDERS WILL BE SENT TO YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.
Payment must be made in Australian Dollars.
IMPORTANT: After you have paid & registered , please book your classes with the Instructor/s & organise kit payment.
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 MADE ARRANGEMENTS WITH INSTRUCTORS REGARDING KIT FEE.
If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt from Contemporary Craft Retreat within 7 days, please email or
phone 0422596571 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
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 0422596571 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 ORGANISED YOUR KIT.
Please be rest assured that we will not sell or redistribute your email address, mailing address or personal details to anyone!
WHEN ARE FEES DUE ??
Accommodation/Tuition Fees are due by 15th August 2023
Deposits are non-refundable after AUGUST 15th 2023.
If COVID issues have caused cancellation , then a full refund will be issued ( less PayPal Fee).
We will send out a reminder for further & final payments in June and July.
Unfortunately we cannot hold places for attendees who have not paid in full by 15th AUGUST 2023.
KIT PAYMENTS are due by 15th AUGUST, 2023
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.