If you join TAD for 2011, it's said you have one workshop included with your tuition. Would it be possible to attend only the last workshop, or does it have to be the first one?
Going to the US, on purpose, for 3 weeks, with all expenses on my end, it's very difficult. What do you lose by not joining a workshop? It's 3 weeks after all... will anyone not attending be at a disadvantage when starting or continuing the regular TAD classes?
And finally, something that has haunted me for some time. As I'm nearing 30, I feel like an old fart with other students I see on the forum. Kids with 20 years old, that did, 2 years ago (with 18), work that I can't even do now with 3 decades really gets me discouraged and makes me ask what am I doing here or if it's even worth pursuing anything art related, especially in these economic times where my country is nearing bankrupt. I don't even have a wacom or anything, I just draw with a H Staedtler mechanical pencil and buy recycled paper for printers to draw on, or use back of used sheets for that.
I've been drawing 1 hour every day since 2006... it's just not enough, but I need to cope with real life as well so I draw the 1 hour line as a compromise. How am I going to catch up with someone who is better than me and 10 to 15 years younger?
I feel I'm not only at a disadvantage of age, practice, and lacking skills, and also not being able to fully go through the TAD experience. Maybe I'll be able to open an exception and go to a workshop on FALL 2011, if I join TAD, as I probably won't be embarrassed by my skills by then and I'll have more to gain in feedback.