I'm in high school now, and I'm taking an art class there. My is it amazing. I never want to leave.
The teacher will show us some things every week (Basics of art, contrast, etc.) then a project that's due the next week. Seriously, I'm loving it. And everyone wants to be there (Except one kid) are really nice artists.
I hated art at scool. Okay I wasn´t drawing at that time but my real problem was that I wasn´t free to do the things I wanted. So..that was really boring I wasn´t interestet in any of the projects I was forced to work on. Later I chosed music lessons instead of arts and learned on drawing for myself
My first year of taking art classes in high school lacked structure and the teacher was pretty much absent. He just threw something out and said here draw this. There was really no progress in my work at all. However, when I went into my junior and senior year they got a new art teacher and she provided a good structural foundation for me.
We did all sorts of projects ranging from painting with oils and acrylics to charcoal work, mixed media, artisan crafts and more. All my peers were once bored in that class because we always had something to work on and my teacher really made the atmosphere and open minded setting. Even some of the kids in my class who didn't like art or take it seriously ended up loving it so much they wanted to pursue it more.
I heard though that some of those art classes I loved back then might be taken away due to school budgeting..its quite sad seeing extra curricular activities such as art and music be taken away from students. For many of us it was a stress reliever and a passion.
Anyhow that is what my art classes were like during high school. College is a whole other story. My first term it was very good, the teacher gave honest critiques and helpful tips for figure drawing. My third term at college I got stuck with a teacher who gave critiques but she went out of her way to take it too far in my opinion. Also it didn't help she was kind of a back seat driver when it came to painting, she'd always watch what you were doing and then cut in telling you to put in things she wanted to see. Not that I didn't mind her doing that, but there were times were it interrupted my train of thoughts and my pieces didn't end up looking alright or okay to me because I wasn't allowed to experiment with my work, and I feel that experimentation is the key to building a better art foundation.
So there is my two cents. Art classes in general vary I have to say, and you never know what you are going to get. You may get a wonderful teacher, a so so teacher, or a teacher who doesn't care too much. Just the luck of the draw and depends on your preference
My highschools art class was fun for me because I love art, however the rest of the students really put nothing into it, they all goofed around and just kinda did whatever because they knew the teacher was very passive and didn't really care as long as they had something going with their projects.
Thing that annoyed the hell out of me was the class was near the main office so if you tried to listen to music...you know something that helps artists typically, you were at decent risk for one of the higher ups trying to take your music device. Which nearly happened to me but, come on it's artclass, what the heck is wrong with music in class?
Mind you this was before cellphones were super super common, so I had a minidisc player YEEEEAH.
Im about to graduate and I wasnt taught how to draw, they just gave us a task and we come up with drawings.I wish I was taught to draw, itd be really nice to get a boost from real talented people.
Ok, Im confused. Did you or not take art clasess. Pretty much that is the structure of every art classes. They give a small lecture about doing a color wheel, or teaching the fundementals. Then the rest of the time the teacher gives an assignment where you come up with the drawing, depending on the assignment. The most advance class, they say nothing to help, until its critique time or a teacher comes up and say, hey this could use less yellow something.
Art class is just sooo stress free, I dont have to worry or focus on anything else.
I don't know if art class is totally stress free, especially when you get into a long project that has 12 pieces you have to do in a semester, that was AP art. Never forget art is work too.
And for my high school, I guess it was pretty fun, but it was pretty annoying how many teachers we had to switch out. My first teacher, which I loved, kind of hated anime. Then my second and third was more acceptable to anime. The best was probably when I only had two artist with me, which was AP art. Then my fourth was very strict, and came in the middle of the year of my AP art. I only partially liked her, which made AP very stressful in a way.
For judging classes themselves, I think it depends mostly not the high school but the teacher. If you like the teacher, you more likely to stay in that class. If you hate the teacher, then you just have to try and lead your passion for art, to pursue through the class.
i didn't like high school art classes too much. we did just a bunch of random projects with all kinds of different media, (oth 2D and 3D) and i barely knew how to use them so i didn't always get a good grade! in high school the only thing i actually knew how to use was colored pencils, because i used them in the art i did for free time. i mean how can i create a good quality piece of work when you just introduced me to that medium days ago? that's what i wanted to say to my teachers...
and we did such a wide variety of things, and i didn't do that much anime, but my interest in art is all about anime. that's the only reason i got into drawing in the first place. all those random things we did in high school did almost nothing to help my anime skills. i did anime art in my free time though
so i definitely would say i'm self-taught, even though i took art classes. the art classes didn't help me learn much about the art i'm actually trying to do! it was just jumping to one random project after another. we did learn some things like color charts and values and things like that, so that was good.
i wish the art classes in high school gave more detailed tutorials on HOW to draw things. i felt it was more like, being told to do something and then do it for a grade. but we didn't spend enough time on the "how."
I think my high school class was the only useful art class I'd ever taken. Seriously! she taught us how to really see lines instead of recognizable objects. It sucked, though, because it was such a throw-away class in high school that none of the students wanted to be there. Therefore, every year was the same thing over and over. And no one ever did anything. Which made our teacher frazzled and bitchy. Which made everyone else frazzled and bitchy.
Then fast forward to college and it's all "do whatever you want and we'll critique it". Well... you can put art on walls and ask for critiques without paying tuition for it. I regret not taking art history. Maybe later in life?
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