Hi again! I'm popping out of the woodwork once more to ask another question about Teacher Training (I can't believe it's been two years since I first posted here about becoming a handwork teacher!). I am graduating with my BFA in Fibers in three short months, and so the time has come to apply and register for my Waldorf Teacher Training classes. I've pretty much narrowed down my preference list to Arcturus in Chicago (for its proximity to home) or Sunbridge Institute (for its great Fibers facilities). There is just one thing I don't understand, and it seems to apply to most of the training programs out there:
Why do these programs meet for such short, widely-spaced terms? How can abstract concepts and new physical skills be learned in such a short period of time? And finally, what do the students do in the long stretches of time between classes? If I were to attend Sunbridge, it seems I would be floating about rural New York without a homebase or a job for the majority of the year...or spending a lot more money in travel costs to and from NY and Illinois.
I hope some of you can give me some input! I do so value your opinions and experiences.