The Art Life blog has come up with a few frequently asked questions by artists and has tried to answer them. The first one is probably one of the most asked questions by those just starting out; Should I go to art school?
It’s a hard question to answer, with good and bad points for going or not going to an art school. But I would lean towards going to an art school.
It’s not essential and there are many great artists that have never stepped foot in an art school, but I personally think it’s a positive growing experience as an artist.
Some of my fondest memories of art school were discovering new artists in the amazing libraries! The artist to artist contact is also a growing experience that you wont find in your studio by yourself.
Here’s the Art World questions for artists that the Art Life asked and answered..
- I want to become an artist. Should I go to art school?
- I am interested in the latest philosophical theories as they are applied to the visual arts. Would going to art school be a good idea for me?
- Will going to art school guarantee me success as an artist?
- I have recently graduated from art school and I’m looking for representation in a commercial gallery. Which one should I choose?
- I have been waiting for commercial gallery dealers to come knocking at my door but so far no one has come around. Am I doing something wrong?
- I am represented by a commercial gallery and I sell my work once every eighteen months – is that all there is?
- I’m what you’d call a mid-career artist looking for a new gallery. Is it the same deal all over again?
- I fear that my work is mediocre. Will buying the most expensive art supplies give me the edge I’m looking for?
- My work has never been chosen for inclusion in a museum show. Why?