Tips from the Experts

July 25th, 2017  comments 1

  • “Seek and follow opportunities” – Critz Campbell
  • “Take your non-art classes as seriously as your art ones. Strive to get as much out of them as possible. They may not seem to relate to your major, but will feed your art in ways you can’t yet imagine….” – Ben Harvey
  • “Talent is meaningless without ambition! So…for every class: come on time, come prepared, and commit to always give 110% of your effort! Don’t just be there, strive to be the best one there! As Leonardo da Vinci stated: ‘Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in’.” – Linda Seckinger
  • “Dedication and imagination. Keep these two words at the forefront of your mind as you embark on your college art education.” – Brittany Spencer
  • “Don’t be afraid to fail, you will learn from your mistakes.” – Suzanne Powney
  • “Hard work trumps everything. Attitude is a close second.” – Suzanne Powney
  • “Don’t procrastinate. No Really!!” – Suzanne Powney
  • “Have fun with what you do every day.” – Suzanne Powney
  • “Go to class” – Rowan Haug
  •  “Read the biography of Steve Jobs.” – Jeff Haupt
  • “On your classmates: In your studio class critiques, always put your work between the two worst artworks. But when you hang out, drop your old slacker friends and only hang with the hardest working, most talented peeps.” – Brent Funderburk
  • “On teachers: Don’t presume that the one with the coolest hair and beard and smoothest skin will be best. First of all, she shouldn’t have a beard. The wrinkled ones with bad hair may be carrying the thread of the classical legacy in their withered but graceful hands.” – Brent Funderburk
  • “The best students/artists know what they do not know.” – Neil Callander
  • “Use what you want……… re-word what you want too.” – Marita Gootee
  • “Push it Further.” – Marita Gootee
  • “Walking into class on the 1st day – you have an A – up to you to keep it.” – Marita Gootee
  • “Remember only dead fish go with the flow.” – Marita Gootee
  • “I would rather have you try and fail than not trying at all.” – Marita Gootee
  • “Make a mistake once can make something interesting – Learn how to repeat that same ‘mistake’ – then you have developed a style.” – Marita Gootee
  • “If you’re eating you’re failing; if you’re dating, you’re failing; if you’re sleeping you’re failing. That’s why all art students are thin, sleepy, and alone.” – Alex Bostic
  • “Fake it until you make it! If you are not interested, pretend to be and eventually you will become interested and maybe even excited!” – Anonymous

Inspirational Quotes from the Experts

  • “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all” – Aristotle
  • “Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference.” – Claire Fagin

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