Should Artists go to Art School?

Should Artists go to Art School?

Art is the reflection of the creativity in a person's mind, and the best way to enhance this talent is to obtain a qualification from a reputed art college. Although some artists have the artistic talent from birth, it is essential that they go to a school to develop this talent by obtaining formal training and education. Moreover, budding artists can also choose from a variety of fields of art and develop their skills to an excellent level. Do you still doubt the essence of an art education? Well, there are many privileges of going to art school like:

1. Getting tutored by experts:
Even though you are pretty good at drawing and painting, without proper guidance, you may sometimes find yourself in hot water without being able to work out solutions. The teachers in art school are professionals in the field, and they can provide support and guidance to you by sharing their experiences by helping you figure out what path you should follow. If you don't go to art school, you have to do all these by yourself, which is not as easy as it seems.

  • Spring In Kiev Painting
    Spring In Kiev
    Oil on Canvas
    Size (WxH): 28" x 20" inch
  • A Lady In A Hat Painting
    A Lady In A Hat
    Oil on Canvas
    Size (WxH): 14" x 18" inch
  • Crying Oak Painting
    Crying Oak
    Oil on Canvas
    Size (WxH): 18" x 24" inch
  • Red Wine Painting
    Red Wine
    Oil on Canvas
    Size (WxH): 24" x 31" inch
  • Roses Painting
    Oil on Canvas
    Size (WxH): 20" x 52" inch

2. Getting the opportunity to learn from professionals:
The best part of going to an art school is that you learn the tips and tricks directly from the professionals. Learning from books and websites don't give you so much information when compared to getting knowledge from a real person. Having an experienced artist teach you is treasured because you can interact with them in person and get your doubts clarified. Moreover, keeping in touch with such people will motivate you to do better, and the experience you gain from socializing with such experts is always invaluable.

3. Building up contacts:
Going to art school paves the path for getting to know some people. As you study there, you will be able to build up a rapport with many people, make a lot of friends who will be potential artists in the future and build a network with art professionals. Also, by visiting exhibitions, art galleries, going overseas on art tours are also some of the many ways in which you can expand your circle. This kind of socializing activities which are necessary for a budding artist cannot be otherwise obtained unless you go to art school.

4. Being able to showcase your work:
While you study at art school, the opportunities are far and wide. You will not only have the opportunity to develop your skills but also you will get to display your work to others. Your professors and colleagues will also get to see your work, and you will benefit from it because, they will advise you and critique your creations, so you can strive and improve your styles in the future. Sometimes, you may hit the jackpot when someone offers to buy your piece or even recommend it to another potential buyer. There will be several of these events throughout your degree and will help you on your way to be a great artist.

5. Allows time to dedicate to art:
Many artists don't go to art school because they are not able to allocate time for it as they have to work extra to cover up their cost of living. But if you go to art school, you can devote adequate time solely for developing your skills. Art requires time and sacrifice because, in order to develop your skills and learn new styles and techniques of painting,( like working with oil paintings or making abstract paintings), l you need lots of practice. Moreover, you will be able to produce more pieces and even sell them if you try.

Art schools present a lot of unique learning experience for the artists who're serious about it. They offer a well-streamlined education in the arts that may not be available at other institutions and provide a conducive environment for producing art.  So, why are you still hesitating? Just go to an art school, and you'll find it helpful in your artistic career.

Posted on 04/07/2017 Art Blog 3199