Terms and Conditions
Reservations and Payment
Receipt of a deposit of $1000 per person and the signed contract is required to hold your reservation for the “Russian Plein Air”.
The balance must be “paid in full” by March 20, 2020. If final payment is not received by “paid in full” date, Renaissance School of Art (RSA) reserves the right to cancel reservation or to assess a $100 per person late fee for late payment.
The basic fee includes all art instructions, accommodation in Moscow, Suzdal and Plyos; all breakfasts, 7 dinners, 7 lunches (alcohol is not included); transfer from airport, transportation to painting sites and between the cities and nearby towns, transfer to airport hotel, and tickets to five museums. Airfare and tips are NOT INCLUDED. We reserve the right to adjust the daily program if necessary by substituting an equal event or location.
Saint Petersburg tour fee (optional) includes transportation from Moscow to St. Petersburg, lodging - 3 nights, transfer to and from the hotel, 3 breakfasts, admission tickets to Russian museum of art and Hermitage, and guided tours.
$3800 Workshop participant in shared room for registrations before May 28, 2019
$3900 Workshop participant in shared room for registrations between May 28 and November 30, 2019
$4200 Workshop participant in shared room for registrations after November 30, 2019
$700 Single room supplement
$500 Non-participating partner discount in shared room
$840 Saint Patersburg Extension (optional) in shared room
$100 Saint Petersburg Extension single supplement
Deposit of $1000 is required to reserve your spot
50% of total trip cost is due by January 20, 2020
Final payment is due March 20, 2020
Travel Documents required
It is each participant’s responsibility to arrange the appropriate travel documents (passport, visa). We will provide travelers with visa support documentation (invitation).
Please check with your airline to verify their baggage allowances.
Note: This will primarily be a plein air workshop. All paints (watercolor and oil) must be placed in checked baggage. We recommend that you assure that they are in double or triple layers of ziplock bags! Enclose in your ziplock bags a clearly legible note saying: “artists colors made from vegetable oil”. If you want to know more check online. No solvents should be taken on an airplane. We will provide solvents at no charge. You will be provided with a supply list well in advance of the workshop. We cannot take any responsibility for your travel arrangements, including lost, delayed, or damaged luggage.
Any physical disability requiring any special attention must be reported when the reservation is made knowing that the tour is not suitable for people with disabilities. All participants certify not to have health or physical conditions that would create a hazard for him/herself or other participants.
Use of Traveler Images
Photographs and video taken by RSA during the trips are the property of RSA and may be used in promotional materials. Any traveler who does not wish to have his/her photograph used must notify RSA in writing no later than the beginning of the tour.
The workshop is organized as a small group experience. All expenses are carefully allocated. If you cancel your registration, we will be left short, and for that reason your right to a refund is limited. Any request for refund must be made in writing.
You will receive Full Refund (minus administrative fee of $100):
1. At any time up until January 20, 2020.
2. If you must cancel the tour and you find another traveler for your spot.
3. If RSA must cancel the Tour.
4. If your Visa application get rejected (Visa Refusal documents must be submitted together with trip cancellation request).
You will receive refund of 50% of fee paid:
If you cancel in the period between January 20 and March 20, 2020.
No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after “pay in full” date unless your Visa application get rejected or you find another traveler for your spot.
RSA has the right to cancel the tour up to 45 days prior to departure if there are too few participants. RSA's liability would be limited to a full refund of the fee paid but will not be responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled trips, such as airline tickets, trip insurance, visa application.
If a traveler doesn't receive her/his traveling documents (passport and/or visa) in time for the trip, RSA will not reimburse any monies to the traveler. Traveler will receive a full refund of fee paid only if his Visa application get rejected by the authorities.
RSA reserves the right to decline, accept or retain at any time, any person as a participant of a tour or to remove any traveler from a tour should RSA determine that the traveler is disruptive to the tour. In that event or if a traveler voluntarily chooses to leave a tour, RSA will not refund any monies to the traveler. If a traveler causes any damages, she/he is the sole person responsible for payment.
We recommend reliable trip insurance. Your policy may cover your loss if your reason for cancellation falls within their policy coverage. You must be satisfied with what the insurance covers - usually illness, delays or lost baggage.
Responsibility and Release of Liability
Neither the teacher nor the organizer are responsible for any injury, medical issues, loss, death, inconvenience, delay, damage to person or property in connection with the provision of any goods or services related to the “Russian Plein Air: One Trip Two Instructors!” in Moscow and Golden Ring Region, Russia June 20 - 30, 2019 with artists Vladislav Yeliseyev and Hai-Ou Hou. This includes any loss or damage resulting from, but not limited to, acts of war or civil unrest, insurrection of revolt, animals, insects, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind or missing a flight because of above or for any other reason.
If bad weather or other incident causes delays and you are caused to stay additional nights, you will be responsible for hotel and all other expenses. Baggage is entirely at your own risk.
RSA is not liable for changes in program or inconvenience due to strikes, weather, cancellations or any circumstances that could disturb in the carrying of any arrangements.