Nope, SCETCH closed their doors August 6th last year, left all of us there out of work and a bunch of students without a place to hang their hat.
Two of the instructors rescued the Animation program, but at the Heinze Institute in Saskatoon. Sadly, my comic book program was a casualty of the closure and I was unable to come to agreement on teaching in the Animation program at Heinze.
It was all a..............shall we say, a fiasco.
There's on-going issues with the former management of SCETCH--as all the instructors were owed ( a LOT) money from the school year. Because of some boneheaded "judgement calls"/actions by a few people, some of the students STILL lack transcripts. Yep, its a mess.
I have my own theories as to what happened and why and its not complimentary towards certain parties.
I pulled up stakes and moved to the BC interior ( the Cariboo) and I'm now fielding work from Vancouver. I will likely be moving back to Vancouver--where I'm from originally, probably within the year as the work seems to be coming in steadily now.
The 5 hour commute from here to there is a killer.
"We all grow older, we do not necessarily have to grow up"--Archie Goodwin