Art Instruction School Shutting Down after 103 Years

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by b4cz28, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. b4cz28

    b4cz28 New Member

  2. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    Maybe the same is being given away in online videos.
  3. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Steve Levicoff's favorite school.....:p
  4. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

  5. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    I always felt that the price for what was classified as a "Certificate of completion" rather than at least a College Diploma couldn't have helped their situation.
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  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Well, they're ceasing enrolment and have no new courses to offer at this time, but they say the school is not closing. Odd.

    From the site:

    Is Art Instruction Schools closing?
    Art Instruction Schools will remain open. We are no longer offering the Fundamentals of Art program for new enrollment.

    Do you have any other programs or courses available?
    At this time we do not. "

    Very cryptic. "Yes, we have no bananas (or new courses) but the school will remain open."
    Also mentioned, the school will still be having the Annual Art Competition and the Charles M. Schultz Cartooning Scholarship competition.

    Oddest teaser I've seen....

  7. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    That's Charles M. Schulz, of course. Apologies for my inept misspelling of the late "Peanuts" creator's name.

  8. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    To their credit (see what I did there?) their program was ACE recommended. At certain points in their history (including up until 2015) their program resulted in something like 14 or 15 credits.

    If you were hoping to flip some credits to TESU or Excelsior and wanted those credits to be in Art then it was a completely reasonable path.
  9. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

  10. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    Can it be a coincidence that the demise of their main program parallels the demise of matchbooks, for years their main source of new students. I cannot recall the last time I saw an actual matchbook.
  11. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I keep mine with the Zig-Zag rolling papers, John. Now there's a company which could have carried their ads for an eternity .... :smile:

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  12. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    In the 1980s, I tried advertising Bear's Guide on matchbooks. At that time, I bought space on every single matchbook in the state of Maryland for one month. Something like $2,000 for tens of thousands of the little devils. We sold about a dozen books, and had a very large number of illegible replies, written with stubby pencil in the tiny available space.
  13. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

  14. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    Maybe they have an especially good football team this year.

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