Terms & Conditions

By selecting “I agree” during checkout you agree to and understand the following:

PRIVACY We will not share your personal information or email address with anyone. By providing your email address in your profile, you understand that other members in the community may have access to it, and may contact you (which the admins and owners have no control over).

BEHAVIOUR Many of this goes without saying, but this is a safe and friendly space for artistic development. Abuse, Threats, Racism, bigotry, misogyny, anti-LGBTQ2S+, conspiracy theories and hate speech are not tolerated and even paid members will be banned. This is a zero-tolerance policy.  If banned, no refunds will be provided.

  • Be Kind
  • Be polite
  • Be respectful
  • Be positive

COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS  All photo reference images posted by members will remain the property of the original member who posted the image.  If other members wish to use the reference image(s) for a painting, they must first get permission from the posting member unless permission is explicitly provided in the post with the reference image. If posting reference images, only post those that belong to you. If not, please provide credit.

All personal photo references posted by Michael King or artful:minds are copyright free and can be used by anyone in artful:minds as painting references only. No personal or commercial use of the digital reference image(s) is allowed.

All members retain the copyright and ownership of all images posted of their artwork. However, artful:mind staff, invited guests and members wanting to provide feedback are free to use the images of the painting to better illustrate constructive feedback for suggested improvements.

All other content and materials posted in the community by artful:minds, Michael King or site admins are copyrighted. Any member that shares or re-purposes (in concept or verbatim) any posted content, image or text, without prior written permission by artful:minds will have their membership reviewed with the possibility of having it terminated without a refund.

SHARING CONTENT OUTSIDE COMMUNITY IS NOT PERMITTED Since this is a private community, members agree not to share other members’ posts, images or content with anyone outside of the community without prior written permission from the creating member and artful:minds admins. Any member found doing this may have their membership reviewed with the possibility of having it terminated without a refund.

NO POACHING MEMBER CONTACT INFO  Members are not permitted to use member contact info (such as email addresses) found in the community for their own benefit or profit. Using emails found in the community to add to mailing lists or for any selling purposes is strictly forbidden. Any member found doing this may have their membership reviewed with the possibility of having it terminated without a refund.

POLITICAL POSTS In an effort to make our community a safe and peaceful haven for members, we ask that you refrain from any political postings (links to news stories, commentary on politics from you or others, etc).

UNWANTED POSTS  artful:minds reserve the right to delete disrespectful, hurtful, malicious, salacious, libellous or misleading posts at our discretion.

NO AFFILIATE LINKS No product affiliate links are permitted unless provided by artful:minds. These posts will be removed and repeat offenders will have their memberships reviewed with the possibility of having membership terminated without a refund.

RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE artful:minds and the administrators and owners reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at any time and for any reason. We reserve the right to cancel memberships, and/or ban individuals from further usage of our site if any of these terms were disregarded or abused in our opinion.

CANCELLATIONS: Membership cancellation can be done at any time and is done within the community itself. Please visit the Member Cancellation Page for instructions.

For Masterclass or Standard Workshops please contact us directly if you are not satisfied. Reach out to us at [email protected]

Community Owner & Administrator: Michael King ([email protected])