The 2015 Guild School catalogs are in our eager little hands and around the world, decisions are being debated before pen is put to paper and those final choices are written on the forms. For those that have pre-registered, those choices have to be submitted to Barbara Davis, Guild School Director, by November 10 to be eligible for the annual lottery. This year the lottery takes place in mid-November and class assignments will be in our hands mid-January.
Now, there is nothing truly mysterious about the lottery, but for some reason, Carol Hardy has to bring her own chair to the event! Enormous charts get posted on the wall, and each name that is drawn gets entered on the charts with their first choices of classes and so it goes until the classes start to fill up. When your name gets drawn, if your first choice class has already reached its limit, they move onto your second choice and then to third choices, if necessary. It is rarely necessary, but if by some strange quirk of fate, all of your choices have filled before your name was drawn, you get a PHONE CALL. You don’t really want to be on the receiving end of one of those calls, but, remember back to the first paragraph, how hard it was to decide which options to make first, second and third? Most likely you had fourth and fifth choices that didn’t make it onto the list…who knew? Bottom line is that there are so many great options, you will be happy wherever you land.
And hey, keep coming and after 20 years, you get a certificate entitling you to an automatic ‘in’ to your first choice class. One time use, only! That’s one of the great things about the lottery….everyone goes through it, and way more often than not, you do end up in your first choice class.
See all the class photos (in color!) on the IGMA website (click on Guild School) and don’t forget to visit the Guild School Facebook page for updates throughout the year. Only 240 days until Guild School 2015 begins. Keep your fingers crossed!