I live in Latvia,Tho I'm russian.
I draw since I born.At 4th grade my parents said that I should go to the art school,so I did.
And in 2009 I graduated it.I went to this school for about six years - six courses.
It was very nice experience.We did alot stuff there,from photografy to ceramics(pottery).
btw important notice:alot of people belive that in artschools teachers teach you how to draw.Not exactly.Maybe in some,but this one excludes.It was a free artschool,we paid only for materials.Teachers gaved us tasks and we performed.Yes,they could make comments,say to us where we have distortions,but we were on our own.Just imegine,what kind of training and expirience you'll get in 6 years,everyday drawing and doing art staff in a day for 4 hours a day.At the end of each semester, we receive the appropriate marks for every subject,which allowed (and for some not) to move to the next course.