Greetings one and all!
I am a 41 yr old analytical chemist, who has dabbled in art most of my life, and attempted to seriously attack it the last 6 or 7 yrs. Art is where my passion lies, but between work and family, time spent is extremely limited. I have been to a few workshops and some open studio classes at the local community college, but long to have more focused instruction.
The work on this board has really increased my desire to persue not only an art education, but an art career. While there are no real atelier options available nearby, there is a small state university that has traditional art school program. But I need to work out some fiscal details. As the primary wage earner (sad as that sounds) I still need to consider how silly little things like utilities, mortgage, insurance, etc will get paid, if I drop off the workforce and go back to school.
Any input, suggestions , or advice would be graciously appreciated. At the moment I am cruising through the morass of financial aid, scholarship options to see what I can find.
Please feel free to throw your $0.02 in. Any assistance thinking outside the box is welcome.