Julie Akeman Art Blog
I wonder if I really need an art degree or should I keep going on in what I am doing. I'm wavering on this issue, I do that alot when I am unsure about something. I'm very impatient with classes nowadays though there are oppertunities online only doing art online is tricky. There is graphic art and illustration. I really like working with oil though and never did like working with trying to 'draw' on the computer. I know people do draw then scan and work using photoshop, I'm just not sure its me. I don't want to start in a college program online and then quit. I have done college, community college, but I can't get past the College Algebra requirement. I don't want to sit in a class for it or take a class just below it when the first half of the math I already know how to do. I've considered working it out on my own then seeing if I can just challenge the course. I do have college algebra books around and a very good book called college algebra demystified which is really good but there are so many steps to remember that I figured out that that's my problem, I can't remember all those steps, though at the CC I was going to notes were used even on the final. But I also H A T E math/algebra. I wind up doodling celtic knotwork in my notebook. I don't know, would a degree help me? would focusing on course make me lose touch with my painting or will the study of graphic designing make my pieces better. I still get great comments on my paintings.