So I was too distressed last night to actually look up the class description for the alternate class the person mentioned on the phone. It turns out it's another portrait class, although the description isn't as interesting to me as the other one. Still, it's hard to tell what a class will be like from a description, and it will mean weekly assignments, so I decided to transfer into it. So I now have the next 8 Thursdays booked from 7-9.
On the one hand, Thursdays generally have more going on than Tuesdays. On the other hand, gaming is on Monday, so having two nights in a row booked every week was probably going to be a bit much. So we'll see how this goes.