Frequently Asked Questions


General

 

Why does GPS take me to the wrong place?
I honestly do not know.  I have contacted: Places, google, maps & input my info.  Many businesses in Liberty Station have the same problem.  So we have to go old school and look for landmarks & cross streets.

Lovejoy Creations Studio
2690 Historic Decatur #201
cross streets: Historic Decatur /Dewy

Across from Ace hardware, Slater 50/50 & Con Pane

What is your class size?
At my studio Max 12, average 6-10
At your location up to 60

Can I bring food, wine?
Yes, please be responsible
bring  glasses, cups, plates & utensils
I have a wine opener @ studio

Can my friend come & watch?
Unfortunately my studio is not able to accommodate extra guests, most of my classes are at capacity with paying students.

I want to fix or paint over something in my painting, what can I do?
Please check out one of the monthly open studio sessions. You bring the canvas,  the rest of the materials are supplied ($10/hr)

If I come to your studio will you still donate to the San Diego Humane Society or another organization?
Yes!, For any of my regular classes @ Liberty Station. Put the San Diego Humane Society as the referral, and I will make the donation on your behalf.

I want to frame my canvas, what do you recommend?
Go for it!. When purchasing your frame let one of the store employees know, so they can show you the extra hardware you need ($2) to accommodate the width of the canvas

Do you teach kids?
Yes, email to arrange a private painting party for your kid.
Kids 12 & older are more than welcome to sign up for a class by themselves. Kids 8-14 can attend with an adult

Do you offer private instruction?
Yes, more info here or email lovejoycreations@gmal.com


Registration

I want to purchase multiple seats for your class, how do I do that?
You will need to add each seat to your cart individually. With the way squarespace is set up, I can not adjust the “Quantity” on a “non taxed “ item

Can I switch my date?
Yes, You can switch 1 times before the 48 hr deadline.
Your 2nd & 3rd switch is an additional $10

My coupon is not working?
Please double check that you have entered the code correctly & if it has expired
You may only use 1 code @ a time

What is your refund policy?
 You must email lovejoycreationd@gmail.com before the the 48 hour mark to receive a refund

How do I schedule a private event?
Email lovejoycreations@gmail.com
Please check my calendar for availability, I can schedule before or after another event. A non-refundable deposit of $100 holds your date

Where are the San Diego Humane Society classes?
Please check your SDHS class, classes are offered at multiple locations. Classes are held in San Diego, Escondido, Oceanside & Liberty Station


Pet/Animal Classes

Can I paint more than one animal/pet on my canvas?
Given the time frame of the class, I recommend 1 pet per canvas. You are more than welcome to paint 2 pets.
-If both pets are in the same photo - NO extra charge
-If I have to combine 2 photos it is an ADDITIONAL $10 (bring cash to class)
* I don’t want you to feel rushed, please keep in mind that I also run monthly open studios, you are more than welcome to bring your painting to one of those to finish

What kind of photo should I send?

Photos need to be clear, in-focus & good lighting. The best photo will be chosen. If you have a preference please let me know when you send the photos

Can I bring my dog, it’s a service animal?
Given that my studio is so small, and with my lease requirements, I’m not allowed to have animals in my studio.

Can I bring my child to the class?
You are more than welcome to purchase a seat for your child to paint their pet.  I recommend kids 12 & older for attending a regular class..  I do not have room for extra people in my studio other than paying students. Please make arrangements for your childcare during the class, so you can concentrate on painting.

How long does it take you to pre-sketch our canvases?
With all the reference materials & sketches I prep for each person; I spend about 1.5 hrs for every 10 people in class

Can I bring my own brushes?
Yes, please do

Can you sketch a canvas for me that I can work on at home?
Yes, for the full set
11x14 canvas + sketch + 2 reference materials = $15

Why do the San Diego humane society class say sold out.
the San Diego Humane Society class registration opens 30 days prior to the class.  Please mark your calendar to reserve your spot in time.

Will you work with an organization or animal shelter I am affiliated with?
Yes, Please email lovejoycreations@gmail.com


Materials


What type of paint do you use?
Acrylic paint - water-based

What type of paint do you recommend that I purchase for myself
Liquitex basics are a good student brand to start with. The consistency is similar to what we use in class. You can purchase @Micheal's, Blicks & online