Every time I get an art magazine I look at the ads for schools in Italy, France, New Mexico, and other far away places. The closest one to me is in Philadelphia, which is a long drive for me, but doable. But...besides all the things I do have, I don't have a lot of money. And this is not how I envisioned my life. So I am envious of the women who I hear about and sometimes know, who do have the financial ability to go to these places, especially the trips to Europe. But then again, I crave the serious art education, not a vacation. If I scrimp and save for awhile I should be able to afford a program that lasts a month, unfortunately not a year or longer.
So what I'm getting at is.......have any of you gone to one of these programs? Was it worth it? Did you learn a lot, or just have fun? What programs can you recommend?