Please see the individual course details for specific details about what to expect, what is included, locations and what to bring.

The following information relates to ALL courses and workshops undertaken by Kate Pettitt.


How to book

Please book using the links in the course details, which take you to my online shop. You can pay by PayPal or by card.

Please ensure that you supply your name and address and contact details.

I will get in touch with you to confirm the booking and wil send you a pre-course questionnaire to complete. I will send you further details about hte course prior to your it commencing.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or require any more information.

Waiting list

Spaces are limited, so if the courses are full, please email me and request to be put on a waiting list. I will contact you when a space becomes available.

Age limit and group size

The courses are suitable for ages 18 and over only.

There is a maximum of four adults per group (a number dictated by the space available in my studio). There may be more people attending outdoor sessions, if previous sessions have had to be postponed due to bad weather.

Groups of friends

If you would like to attend as a group of four friends, and there are not enough placed available, please email me, as we can arrange a special course for you.

Cancellations and refunds

Please contact me as soon as possible if you need to cancel your place on a course.

Cancellations up to one month notice: You will be offered a place on one of my other courses or a refund of 50% of the course fee paid. Unfortunately I am unable to offer refunds if the period of notice given is less than one month.

Cancellation by Kate Pettitt: If your course is cancelled by me due to any unforeseen circumstances such as illness, Covid-related restrictions or other events out of my control, I will get in touch as soon as possible to arrange alternative dates that are mutually suitable, or offer you a full refund for the cancelled sessions.

Weather-related changes

A shower and a bit of wind will not stop us from working outside. However, if the weather is poor we will either re-locate to the studio for an indoor session, or the session will be postponed for another day. If you are unable to attend a re-scheduled session, you will be offered a place on one of the next course outdoor sessions, or a session for the equivalent hours arranged at a mutually convenient time.

Studio location and parking

My studio is location at Arnup Studios in Holtby, just outside York.

There is limited free parking on site, so if the car park is full, please park in the village and walk the short distance to the studio. Please do not park on Panman Lane, on verges, or block residents’ access.

You can park your bike at the studio.

The no. 10 bus stops on the main road just a short walk from the studio. There is pedestrian and cycle access to Panman Lane opposite the bus stop.

Click here for a location details.

When working outside, you might be required to park on the roadside, off-road, or in car parks. Parking charges may apply and are not included in the course fees.

Health and safety

Please inform me if you have any specific requirements or allergies that might be relevant or affect your experience.

When working outside or in my studio, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to ensure that the course is right for you. Please ask if you have any specific questions. 

Please consider whether the course is suitable for your specific needs and medical/mobility requirements. Alternative one-to-one sessions, that allow for your needs can be arranged, wherever possible.

Please be aware of your environment and ensure that you wear suitable clothing and shoes (see Clothing, below).

If you use medication ie. asthma inhalers, you must bring them with you and ensure that you know how to use them.

There will not be a first-aider on site.

Please be aware that my workplace is a working studio and as such art materials and mediums on open display, and you may be using sharp implements.

When using art materials, be aware of the dangers – familiarise yourself with them, do not ingest them, wash your hands regularly or wear gloves, be aware of noxious fumes/your own allergies (if applicable) and treat sharp implements with due care.

Sessions that take place outside may not be suitable for wheelchair access or people with mobility issues, and make have uneven/slippery surfaces and may be stony, sandy or muddy under foot.

There may be insects and plants etc that may cause allergic reactions.

Please take care, use common sense and be considerate of others and the environment.

I reserve the right to terminate your participation in a workshop/tuition/studio visit if you do not act in a responsible manner or violate these terms. In the event of this happening, no refund will be applicable.


When working outside it is advised that you dress for the conditions and take notice of the weather forecasts. Wear waterproofs if required, and sensible shoes/boots. If the weather is sunny, please bring your own sunscreen and protective clothing.

In the studio, please bring and wear an apron or overshirt to protect your clothes from paint and other art materials.


There is a gravelled car park at the studio.

There is a step up into my studio. No ramp is available, but you are welcome to use your own, at your own risk, if you have one.

The toilet at the studio is located in an external building and is accessed by a sloped path. There are no handrails and it is small and unheated.

Sessions that take place outside may not be suitable for wheelchair access and make have uneven/slippery surfaces and may be stony, sandy or muddy under foot. Please take care.

It may be that bespoke one-to-one sessions may be more suitable for you – these can be arranged at places that are suitable for your needs, so please get in touch with me.


Workshops and one-to-one sessions will comply with any current Covid-19 guidelines.

In the studio, numbers have been restricted to four to allow adequate space. The studio is light and airy and we can open windows and doors to allow the air to circulate.

We will be working in close proximity in the studio, so I request that anyone who feels unwell before the session does a lateral flow test before arriving (and I will too). If you test positive for Covid, please inform me and do not attend. If I test positive, I will cancel the session and inform you as soon as possible (see Cancellation, above).

Hand sanitiser is supplied in the studio. If you are clinically vulnerable and wish me to wear a face covering, I am happy to do so and will request that the other students do too (though I cannot insist on it). Disposable face coverings are available in the studio for this purpose. You might prefer to arrange a one-to-one session with me for studio-based sessions if you are nervous or vulnerable, instead of attending with the others, and I an happy to discuss this with you.


You are responsible for ensuring that the workshop or tuition and the venue is right for your specific requirements (including physical/medical and mental health requirements) and you agree to take part at your own risk. You must read all documents supplied and ensure that you are familiar with any specific risks noted.