Frequently Asked Questions

What airport should I fly into?

Students flying should arrive at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). Charlotte, NC is located approximately one and a half hours away from Blair, SC. So that you may plan your flight accordingly, our workshops begin Thursday morning and end Sunday around noon. You should plan for a flight that arrives in the evening the day before a workshop, and departs after 5:00 pm on Sunday.

Do you have an airport shuttle?

You may arrange transportation with our shuttle service. Our shuttle service runs after 3:30 pm the day before each workshop for airport pickups, and returns to Charlotte for airport drop-offs at 4:00 pm on the Sunday after classes. For those wishing to depart on Monday, the shuttle arrives at Charlotte airport after 1pm. Please call (803) 635-8060 for more details.

Is it true that your new school has on-site lodging and catered meals?

Yes. We offer private lodging and 3 meals per day for $140. For our four-day workshops, the lodging and meals are covered in our all-inclusive package. Please note: The nearest hotels and restaurants are 25 miles away, so we strongly recommend our lodging and meal package.

We have two 5,000 square-foot buildings designed to house up to 9 students each. The buildings are situated approximately a half mile apart and feature cozy private bedrooms with full baths.

We also offer three meals per day. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served family-style so that students and staff may dine together. All meals are included in the residence fee. Home cooked meals are prepared by an on-site chef. Snacks and a coffeemaker will also be provided in the conference room which adjoins the studio classroom. Individual meal alterations canl be made for students with special dietary needs.

What do your meals include? What if I have special concerns or dietary needs?

We will make our menu available to you before the workshop. If you have any specific concerns or dietary needs, please contact us at (803) 635-8060 so that alternative meal options can be arranged.

Will I have to bunk with someone or will I have a private room?

You will have your own private bedroom and bathroom.

May I bring someone with me although they will not be attending the workshop?

Due to the intense nature and remote setting of our workshops, we will be unable to provide accommodations for persons not attending. For non-participants wishing to stay in the area, the town of Newberry or Winnsboro (both approximately 24 miles from Blair) have several options. Please call (803) 635-8060 for a list of local hotels.

What are your policies on smoking, drugs, and alcohol?

For the comfort and safety of all participants, smoking is not allowed inside any buildings owned or operated by the Blair School of Art. Covered outdoor areas with ashtrays will be provided for your convenience. We have a zero tolerance policy on drug use on or around the campus. Anyone using drugs will be asked to leave immediately without a transfer or refund. Alcohol consumption is strongly discouraged but on occasion may be tolerated, in moderation, at the discretion of our staff.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class will to be eligible for transfer or refund. Workshop credit and exchanges can also be arranged. Please review our cancellation policy page for full details.

What happens if I forget to enter my coupon code at checkout?

We cannot offer a refund on missed discounts.
If you have a valid coupon code be sure to enter it on the payment page and press the redeem button you will see a notice at the top of the page indicating the status of the code you entered. If it is applicable to your purchase you will see the updates to the pricing in real time before you continue to the next page.

Discounts on workshops can be refunded as store credit:
If you missed entering your coupon code for a workshop you purchased, the discount amount may issued as a store credit towards products or future classes provided the following conditions are met:

  •     Customer service is contacted within 24 hours of the purchase
  •     The coupon code was available and valid at the time of purchase

If you experience any problems entering a coupon code you were given, please call customer service at (803) 635-8060.


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