Terms & Conditions


You may cancel your monthly subscription at any time via your account page, but due to the nature of the Art School no refunds will be made for any membership fees already paid.

Once you cancel you will no longer have access to the Art School, including all content and community resources, once your current membership period is completed.

No partial refunds are given should you terminate a monthly subscription before your renewal date, however you will retain access to the Art School until the end of your monthly payment term.

It is entirely your responsibility to ensure that you cancel your account in good time should you no longer require the Art School and do not wish to be billed further.


When you purchase a subscription, I will require some details such as your name and email address. These details I will keep safe on my own secured computer for a reasonable amount of time. I only use your details to deliver the service you requested and for no other purposes. As far as it is within my power I will never share your data with anyone or any other company.See also my Privacy Policy.

Payment transactions take place outside of this website, on the secure server of the payment processor. I do not store credit card details on my server.

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Copyright and Student’s Use of Artwork Images

Sophie holds the copyright to all material on this website, unless stated otherwise. In workshops and courses, students are welcome to use Sophie’s reference photos for their own course work, but cannot use the resulting art works for sale or exhibition. Sophie keeps the copyright on her reference photos and her art works.

Sophie will not share student’s work outside the private art school web pages unless specific permission has been granted from the student. Students are of course welcome to share their artworks, created inside the art school, on their own social media channels and websites. It would be appreciated if it was mentioned that the work was created in Sophie’s Art School.

Mailing List

When you join Sophie’s Art School, you will be added to the school’s mailing list. I will use your name and email address to send you regular updates  of my Art School; such as information about workshops, courses etc.  My mailing list provider helps me monitor the relevance of the content of my emails, so there is tracking in my newsletters. I use Mailchimp as my marketing automation platform. If you join my mailing list you agree that your information (name, email) will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing in accordance with their privacy policy and terms.

You have the opportunity to opt in or out of my email communications. If at any stage you wish no longer to receive any emails from me you can change your preferences via the links at the bottom of the email footer or contact me and ask to be removed.

External Sites

This privacy policy applies to the data collected via this website. It does not apply to any linked sites. I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any data that you provide to linked sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. To learn about the privacy policies of any linked sites, please refer to the privacy statements on those sites.

I use Google Analytics to analyse site usage (e.g. how my users arrive at the site, what they do on the site, what browser they are using and on what operating system etc) in order to improve the user experience. This data is not tied to personally identifiable information. See Google Analytics privacy policy.

I may use external web services on artschool.sophieploeg.com to display content within my web pages, for example YouTube or Vimeo for videos. I cannot prevent these external domains from collecting information on your usage of embedded content.


You agree that under no circumstances shall Sophie Ploeg be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive, examplary, or any other damages arising out of your use of the site or service. Additionally, Sophie Ploeg is not liable for damages in connection with any failure of performace, error, omission, denial of service, attach, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, or line or system failure.

I do not sell or rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third party.

If you have any questions about your data and your privacy, please do not hesitate to contact me.