To all interested, there is an apprentice type of program sponsored by George Eastman House in Rochester NY, with a grant from Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh. They cover all methods of photography. Last week was glass plates using silver gelatin emulsions. I had lunch with the instructor today and saw some of the results. They were superb.
No, I am not part of that, so this isn't an 'ad'. I'm just putting up an additional alternative to you all. At present, there are about 8 student apprentices in the course from all over the world.
OTOH, I could probably use an apprentice. But, every time I think that, I see a minds eye picture of Mickey carrying those buckets followed by the brooms carying buckets and I kind of give up on the idea.