It would involve some travel (and some money), but the Port Townsend School of Woodworking is absolutely fantastic. ClassAct and I have both taken weekend hand tool courses there. They offer a wide variety of classes.
Like Joseph said, start asking questions. Most everyone here is friendly, and happy to offer advice. One piece of advice you will hear a lot is, what's your project? Find something specific you want to make, then figure out how to make it. Just picking up skills won't help you as much in your journey as solving very specific problems.
It's a bad time of year for planning anything with me, but if you're still around come the new year, send me a PM, I'll be happy to show you around my (small) shop and share my meager knowledge.
I may not have to remove that much material. I went and gave it a look again today. Still letting the situation sit with me a while. I gave the shop a good clean up, organised everything, moved things around and put things away. Getting it into my mind that I just have to do a re-set on the situation, take a big breath and going on. The clean up helps with getting that mind set. I don't like a mess.
U - G - L - Y
You ain't got no alibi.
You ugly. What? What? You ugly.
Make all the "usefulness" arguments you want...no one can disagree. Doesn't change the fact...ugly.
Except that piece krtwood has. But spalting is cheating.