Personally, some art courses you really don't need school. I've learned alot of new art forms through reading and youtube. You can get cheaper books. I would go to college if you persueing a teaching career, or a specific job. I'm still learning new art forms. There are many inexpensive online schools, or courses you can try. Note me if you want to talk.
I was thinking of that too... I'm thinking of going to university for creative writing so I can expand more on that subject because I love writing fiction while doing photography on the side. I just want to go out and experience another perspective of school and expand my interests It's still a stressful decision though, considering expense, living - and everything else. I'll note you on questions for sure when I think of something Thank you
AI's are really just in it for the money. :/ If you're interested in going to art school, try looking into some other ones! I don't live in Canada, but I was in a similar situation to you. I decided to go to school out of state and attend an art school. I couldn't be happier. (:
I'd love to know as much as you feel like telling me! I'd love a note, or you could post your reply here so others with same interests can see it too. Thank you for your time, even a short respond would be awesome too.
When first joined did you feel like there was a lot of "competition" or did you ever doubt yourself? Did you ever just want to throw your hands up? If so - how did you over come it? Did you get develop a close connection with your classmates because of similar interests? Or just 'cause? How are you exposing your artwork to people seeking to buy art?
I won't overload you with questions but these are the ones I can only think of
Absolutely! Looking at my peers, I'm doubting myself a lot. There were times when I wonder if I was good enough. That's normal of any artist at some point to doubt themself. What you need to due is use that insecurity to motivated yourself to draw more and push yourself with your artistic ideas. When you get to that point, just remember that's why you're going to school, to grow as an artist. Oh my gosh, yes. The very first day of art school I developed my friend group, which in already a year and a half have turned into some of the best friends I've ever had. I was able to find a connection with almost everyone just because It's just easier to carry a conversation with someone who holds your same interests. And I find art school is a more open minded environment. My schools holds numerous art shows that expose your art to others as well as the opportunity to meet other artists and form networks. (: