The corset was originally intended as a support garment. Like a bra.
Some people fetishize brassieres when exposed, some see them as 'sexy', and some see them as 'dirty', and some see them as morally repugnant. The combination of these makes up a culture's view.
Anything can be blamed for making a person horny. A support garment is hardly an exception. Kidney Belts can serve a very similar function to corsets, but you hardly see anyone blushing over them.
If you're concerned, get one with the intent of wearing it under clothes (no huge buckles or anything), and get one that doesn't have a huge waist reduction (which you shouldn't get to start out with anyways). Underbust or Overbust is your choice - just make sure it's an actual corset.
There's nothing saying you're going to tightlace *ever*, but pay attention to people who do so you know what to look for.
Well, I checked the Parks and Recreation website for MY town (San Carlos, California) http://www.ci.san-carlos.ca.us/civica/fi... and didn't find any classes on silk-screening. You might want to check YOUR city's Park and Rec website.
Silk Screening BASICS isn't that hard... I remember doing it in high-school art classes back in 1980.
This site has a instructional DVD for sale: http://www.silkscreeningsupplies.com/
I checked the 2008-2009 catalog for Canada College and found nothing: http://www.canadacollege.net/catalog/080...
I also checked the 2008-2009 catalog for College of San Mateo and found nothing: http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/schedule/docs/CSM_08_09_Catalog.pdf
I hope you can find something !! GOOD LUCK !!