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Re: Wayne State University?

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Terry Carolan (tcaro.mi.us)
Thu, 30 Apr 1998 21:53:33 -0400


The artist I've seen coming out of Wayne are excellent: skilled, hard
working. My sister went there as a 40 plus old student and grew
enormously as a craftswoman in breadth and depth. Much technical skill
is demanded in learning to draw volume, shading, etc etc; plus I've seen
excellent paintings from graduates indicating a knowledge of conceptual
art: going after an idea, not just to record what they see.

I'd also recommend Eastern Michigan as an art educator's college. I met
a Professor there 10 years ago who taught in Ann Arbor and thought she
was the best Art teacher I'd ever met. Her first graders drew the most
exquisite trees I'd ever imagine and so Young!
She presented at an Art Conference and the entire presentation was done
in her own poetry. What an experience!

U of M has produced world-reknowned conceptual artists but I'm not
impressed with their lyricism and aestheticism, from my limited vantage.
The famous book illustrator Chris VanAllsburg went there and studied
sculpture; destiny led him to the world of New York and the Rhode Island
School of Design where he reigns supreme among the professors of
illustration.

So, it's all in what you want to do and how deep your pockets and your
ambition are.
Good luck. Let us know how it goes.
Ann Carolan

PS I went to obscure art schools: Univ. of California at Hayward and
numerous workshops, yet I'm quite happy with my education and skill.