I have only one class that is not a combined class out of 5. This has been
going on for so long now that I think it is normal. Some are better than
others but mostly the upper classes of advanced art seem to handle it best.
My A.P. Group is spread out over three classes and they are also in Art 4.
We talk about their work in between other classes and they have been good at
working independently. I urge you all to carefully screen the candidates for
A.P. as to their work habits, skill level and desire to finish. I have 11
kids in A.P. and they are doing fine except for two who are bit behind.
I know how much a hassle a combined class is when you are used to a single
class. It can be managed, when the one class is involved with a demo or
slides, or critique they just have to be quiet and vise versa. It may be
chaos but it's all I have.