If you want a vacation in San Francisco, contact me about one-on-one tutorials in Pt/Pd printing. I'm in Europe now, but will return Aug 1.

I agree with Clay and others that a workshop gets you over a decided hump in the proverbial learning curve and moves you far quickly. And a good workshop will make you a good self learner so you can do the rest on your own, especially with so many online resources and the Arentz and Sullivan/Weese books.