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FAQ

How big are your classes?
We keep our workshops small so that students of varying skill levels can be accomodated in a single class. With a maximum of 6 - 10 students per class, all students get individual attention.

How old do you have to be to take a workshop at Snow Farm?
All Snow Farm workshops are open to students ages 18+.  Weekend workshops are also open to students ages 13+.  During the month of July, Snow Farm Summer is a program for high school students ages 14 - 18. 

How do I register for a workshop? 
Online registration is simple right from our website.  Choose a workshop, add your housing if you are staying at Snow Farm, and pay with a credit card - you're all set. You will need to create an account when you register online which you can access anytime you register in the future.  We will save your contact information and account record but not your credit card.   You can also call our office at 413-268-3101 between 9am - 5pm EST and we can register you by phone with a credit card.   Finally, you can print a registration form and mail it to us with a check.  We will hold your spot once payment is recieved. 

How much in advance should I register for a workshop?
We encourage early registration.  Our classes our small and they do fill up.  If a class if full, put your name on the waiting list, and we'll let you know if an opening becomes available.  Most workshops have a minimum of 4 students, and if the minimum is not met a week before the start of the class, it will be cancellend - another good reason not to wait until the last minute if you want the class to run.  

What are the accommodations like at Snow Farm?
Housing at Snow Farm is simple, clean and comfortable.  We have four dorms with double and single rooms, two deluxe singles, and one cottage.  The cost of housing depends on the option you choose and the length of the workshop.  If you prefer to stay off-campus, there are many nearby inns and hotels.

What is the difference between a supply fee and an instructor kit fee?
Both the supply fee and kit fee assure that you have all the necessary materials for your workshop. The main difference between them is how the materials are sourced and when the fee is paid.  When Snow Farm is providing consumable materials, the supply fee is paid to Snow Farm at the time of registration.  Some instructors prefer to bring a kit for their students which makes the fee payable directly to instructor at the time of the class. 

What is your cancellation policy?
We hope that when you sign up for a workshop, your plans are firm and all goes smoothly for your arrival at Snow Farm.  However, we understand that sometimes plans must change.  If you need to cancel your workshop more than 30 days from the start date, you will receive a refund, less a $75 cancellation fee and the non-refundable $25 registration fee.  No refunds will be giving less than 30 days from the start of the class for cancellations, a missed class, late arrival or early departure for any reason.

I don't like viewing classes online.  Do you have a printed catalog?
Yes!  Send us your address, and we would be happy to send you our free catalog.  You can also browse the catalog here.

Can I buy a gift certificate to Snow Farm? 
Yes!  Gift certificates are available in any amount.  Fill out this form to order a gift certficate or call the office at 413-268-3101.

How can I become an instructor at Snow Farm? 
We welcome proposals for new workshops at any time during the year. Our program year runs from January - October and the schedule for any year is complete by the previous August. The application process is detailed on the Artist Opportunities page.

I am coming to a workshop but I can't find the information  you sent me by email.  Is it somewhere on your website? 
Yes!  See the page for registered students.