The Academia Antinoi term is about to start on Monday–I’ve got three students fully registered and ready-to-go, and another two who will hopefully have their info and such to me in the next few days.
BUT, that doesn’t mean there’s not room for more!
In the meantime, there’s a few things to note in relation to that program:
1) Independent Study options are available for those who are interested in doing it on a longer-than-eight-week-term basis. If this applies to you, get in touch with me, and we’ll negotiate a workable solution–I’m very reasonable!
2) Classes offered in the current term, plus a small number of others, will be offered again in the November-December term; but, all others won’t be offered again until sometime in 2013. I’ll have so much going in November and December of this year that having to prepare a 10-30 page packet a week for each class will be impossible, except in a few cases where I know the material so well that I can do it off the top of my head. I’ll be preparing (at this stage) up to three new classes this term that have not been taken previously, and in doing so, thus, I’ll be creating 30-100 pages of material per week for the next eight weeks, in addition to all the other work that I have planned. (Yeah…crazy, innit?) Thus, the classes that get hashed out this term can be offered again next term, but new stuff likely can’t be in most cases. As a result, if you’re dying to take a certain class and are debating on whether to do it now or in November-December, now is the time, most likely…
3) Some classes will have prerequisites in the future. As I’ve been evaluating the curriculum, there’s so much necessary knowledge that would have to go into some of the more “advanced” classes that this seems the best way to handle it and to make sure that those who tackle those courses have the requisite experience in a context I can vouch for in order to do well with what follows.
4) “Financing” options are also available. If you don’t have the $200 for a class right now, but can manage to get it to me in installments over the duration of the course, that can be arranged. Or, if you’re an artist or an author or a person with skills or products to trade, barter is also a possibility, so long as I’m interested in what it is you’re offering! (Trading a course for a specifically commissioned piece of art–awesome! Trading a course for knitting lessons–probably not going to work…Trading a course for some knitted items to size/order–maybe…?) It’s also possible to mix-and-match bartering and financing. The point is, I’d like to make this accessible to people who have something to offer, especially if what is on offer is desired and valued by me, and many things are!
So, this will be my last impassioned plea for a while asking my readers to look into and consider taking a course with Academia Antinoi in this coming term. I hope you’ll seriously consider doing so!