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Frequently Asked Questions

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Which classes should I take first?
Who do we teach?
What products do we teach with?
Are the classes hands-on?
Do I get to take anything home?
How many students are in the classes?
Do I need to bring anything?
Do I need to pack a lunch?
What is the daily schedule for classes?
Can I attend the school if I am from another state or country?
How do I sign up for classes?
Can I take classes tomorrow?
When do I pay for classes?
Can I change my mind about which classes I am taking?
What if I decide not to take the class after I already pay?


Which classes should I take first?

Our foundation I class is designed for aspiring professionals this is a great place to start. We have also divided our classes into 4 levels of study. We recommend that students take classes that are appropriate for their level of experience and abilities. Even so, a seasoned professional can still learn something about preparation in the W-1 Prep class, so we recommend that all students take the Student level classes before moving into more advanced study. Either way, anyone can simply pick any class and sign up.

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Who do we teach?

Everyone interested in learning about the exciting field of decorative painting.

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We teach decorative painting classes, Faux finish classes, faux marble & Mural painting classes to hobbyists and professionals alike. Simply pick a class and sign up.

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Are these class's hands on?

Yes! With the exception of a few business courses, our classes are all hands-on. They are designed to explore new ideas using solid teaching platforms, giving you the experience you need to become a successful decorative painter. You will be working on full walls as well as 24" x 24" control samples.

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What products do we teach with?

All of them, including the top secret ones!

Do I get to take anything home?

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Samples of the work done in class are also created for the individual student to take home. On these boards, there will be multiple techniques studied. Any one of these techniques can provide a basis for an entire career.

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How many students are in the classes?

Class sizes are 4-8 students to ensure the students acquire the attention needed.

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Do I need to bring anything?

We recommend that you own the tools you will need to practice your craft. After signing up for class we will provide you with a list of supplies you will need. We do have supplies onsite for you to purchase if you need to. There may be additional materials costs for some classes.

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What is the daily schedule for classes?

Each class day will begin at 9:00 AM unless otherwise stated. Most classes run until 6:00 pm, but please be prepared for class to run late just in case. We allow an hour for lunch from 12:00-1:00pm

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Do students need to pack a lunch?

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We provide coffee and continental breakfast in the mornings; snacks are also available throughout the day. Students can bring their lunch or they can take advantage many restaurants within walking distance of the school.

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Can I attend the school if I am from another state or country?

Yes! In fact a vast majority of our students come from other places. We are accustomed to helping people find accommodations and travel arrangements. At the end of the day, students are free to see the sights of Denver and taste the flavor of Colorado. As often happens, new friendships and business relationships develop while relaxing after class. Plan to make the most of your time here in Denver and at the School of Applied Arts.

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How do I sign up for classes?

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You can sign up and pay onling by clicking on the "buy this class" button on the class description pages or call us and we will get you signed up for classes right away 1-866-838-8858

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Can I take classes tomorrow?

Registration closes on the 15th of the month prior to the class. For example, students must register for September's classes on or before August 15.

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When do I pay for classes?

Students pay a 50% deposit upon confirmation of their enrollment and pay the remaining balance the first day of class.

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Can I change my mind about what classes I'm taking?

Students may change their course selection and apply monies paid to any other course within normal registration deadlines.

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What if I decide not to take the class after I already pay?

A student will be refunded their deposit as per SAA Refund Policy

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