How do i pay my deposit and balance?
You can pay your deposit by check or online (click "Book a Trip"). We use Stripe to process all online deposit payments. Due to the high cost of processing online payments, your balance payment must be made by check or bank transfer. Send your check to Cerulean Blue Enterprises, 2637 East Atlantic Blvd. #32597, Pompano Beach, Florida. Please refer to your specific trip for payment due dates.
what is the difference between an instructed workshop and an uninstructed retreat?
An instructed workshop features an instructor, who teaches the group at specified times (mornings in most cases); participants are free to continue painting on their own in the afternoon or pursue other activities. An uninstructed retreat features no instructor and, depending on the trip, painting hours and sites are often determined by the individual. During uninstructed retreats, evenings are often reserved for an optional peer review and feedback session among participants. See the description for each trip for more details.
do we paint all day?
For instructed trips, we paint only in the mornings. Instructors finish at noon. Participants are free to spend afternoons painting, or to relax and enjoy site-seeing or activities. For uninstructed retreats, painting hours are not usually determined, unless we are using bus transportation to reach a particular painting site. See the description of each trip for more details on schedule.
are supplies included?
Participants bring their own supplies for uninstructed retreats. Instructed workshops include a "Goodie Bag" including solvents (for oil painters), paper towels, tape, trash bags, jars, paper plates, freezer paper (to use as palette paper) and other small sundries that are useful for painting in the field. Basic easels are available to rent for a small additional fee; however, if you are picky about your easel, you should bring your own. We also sell paint and canvas packages if you prefer to travel without these items. We highly recommend that participants bring a small rolling bag to transport supplies back and forth to painting sites.
how do i get my paintings home?
We recommend the Raymar wet canvas carrier, which comes in several sizes, up to 16 x 20. Be advised that the carriers only work with painting boards, NOT stretched canvas. If you prefer to use stretched canvas, we can in some cases, ship your paintings home after the workshop for an additional charge.
when should I book my flight?
Trips that do not fill by the registration deadline are cancelled (registration deadlines are about 60 days prior to the trip). Please contact us if you would like to confirm that the trip has filled prior to booking your flight.
what happens if a trip is cancelled by cerulean blue?
If a trip is cancelled by Cerulean Blue, your deposit will be returned within 30 days of the cancellation.
what happens if a participant cancels?
If you cancel your registration, deposits are non-refundable; however, the balance amount will be refunded if you cancel on or before the “Cancel By” date for your workshop. Cancellations received after the “Cancel By” date will result in a loss of all monies paid. There are no refunds for services not utilized while participating in our workshops. Travel insurance is highly recommended.
Are non-painting partners allowed?
Each trip is different but most do allow non-painting partners at a reduced price. Contact us for specific information on the non-painting partner fee for each trip.
Do I need travel insurance?
Travel insurance is highly recommended (for trip cancellation, emergency medical evacuation, baggage, accident, medical, etc.). Please note that by registering for one of our workshops, you acknowledge that Cerulean Blue Enterprises will not assume responsibility for any damage, loss, cost, delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly as a result of participation in our workshops or by any force majeure events or other events which are beyond our control, including but not limited to war, civil disobedience, strike, weather, or acts of God or Government. Please read our Terms and Conditions fully before registering.
what are the accommodations like?
Each trip is different. We tend to stay in quaint, comfortable, charming accommodations that are locally owned and centrally located. See each trip to view photos and details of the selected accommodation. Please note that in the event of an emergency, or if an accommodation becomes unavailable, the accommodation for a selected trip may change.