I Am An Art School Drop Out

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 10 People

    Pretty Pointless

    Two years through art college and it slowly dawned on me that I was planning on spending 4-6 years of toil, labor, and money to get a degree to become a freelancer. Really?
    Poseidon666 Poseidon666
    1 Response Aug 12, 2012

    What do I do? I struggle

    as an artist to be an artist I once heard the quote "if you want to be an artist, don't go to art school." This statement becomes more true to me everyday. Not because I think instructors are screwing up my art but because I feel so many contradictions The...
    NeedyArtist NeedyArtist
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 21, 2014

    "i Think You've Been Seduced By The Paint..."

    I spent a year at the supposedly most prestigious art school in New Zealand. It was quite surreal. We had a 50% assignment on splatter paintings. Anything that got too "pretty" or wasn't gestural and random enough, started looking like anything, was criticised. I remember one guy...
    iamabirdnow iamabirdnow
    2 Responses May 29, 2010

    Same Old Story

    I have been a theater geek all my life. I went to an arts middle school where I majored in theater, an arts high school where I majored in theater, several pre college programs where I took classes in...theater and one year at the wonderful University of the Arts. I left...
    nobutseriously nobutseriously
    18-21, F
    Aug 20, 2012
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