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Re: Great art student but oh so slow

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Sidnie Miller (sidmill.us)
Mon, 29 Mar 1999 10:21:30 -0800 (PST)


I know of students who were incredibly talented but couldn't make it in
art schools because they couldn't make the deadlines. Let's face it,
all of the careers in visual arts are so deadline oriented--except just
being a famous artist(yeah right, and how many of our students will
achieve that??) I think teaching students to work to deadlines is really
important. They need to analyze what is causing them to go slow--do they
keep starting over--do they need to learn to work through the ugly parts
and see what happens--ie let the work take over and lead them
occasionally, do they use their time inefficiently--do they spend
ridiculous amounts of time getting ready and little time actually working
toward a finished product--do they have a big perfectionist complex and
working slowly helps them to delay the possibility that the work won't
be really perfect? If they want to become hobby painters and crafters
they're ok. If they want to be graphics designers, fashion designers etc.
they'd better learn to work to deadlines or change their ambitions.

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