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Don't care enough to take one, either, to be honest.
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Infinitum--Nihil Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It all depends what kind of teacher you get.


If you get one who is passionate about what they do it makes everything easier and more fun.
Get a teacher like mine and you may give up. 

I had the latter.  And BOY, people came into class thinking they would learn how to harness the skills they already had, and left never wanting to do art again.
Nothing was ever good enough for her, and the only person I think ever got near a %100 (or A) for anything might have been related to her.

Everything was a chore. Nothing was creative. 'Redraw this block a few dozen times. Now draw an apple. Black and white! NO COLOR!'
Everyone hated her. There was no real creativity in the class. I learned what I had to to -barely- pass the class and deliberately forgot it all.

She had an assignment do draw something with a cityscape, rope and reptile (don't ask - no one knows why) so I drew a pirate-ish crocodile swinging from a building with a rope looped around a gargoyle. Pretty cool, I thought. (Zootopia like, though this was MANY, many years ago - 2005 I believe.)
Failed.

After that, I moved on to theatre ad had a %99 average the entire year. Much more fun, and the teacher had a lot of fun with it, so we did too. For someone as shy as me, I found out I actually did lie preforming. Something I never thought I'd like to do.

Teachers who have that attitude actually do more harm than good.
(I had a failed violinist teaching me, so nothing was perfect for her either. I wanted to play violin until I had her)
They're tuning students away from what they may be passionate about.
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SnowVault Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
unfortunately, art class is not the place to be "creative".. or so I've understand from all thoses years in art class living the similar experience as you describe. They just learn no skills.. just to obey for what we told to do..
it's all about being perfect and do what we are told to do. That make all art related so boring and unoriginal. Being an artist myself, it's like torture... I can't stand art class anymore because only perfection is allowed, or blind unoriginal copying works... and now I'm afraid to show my real artworks and originality (even on dA, it's 90% of unoriginality).

but who care? as long as we are alone..

art is about sharing, expressing... but it's not even allowed..
I just don't understand anymore..

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zackosletacos Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Took an art class once. Hated it.
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RekaTheAmazingTaco Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
I'm forced to do shit like recreate the Mona Lisa in my school's art class. It's mandatory. I don't even get to do something I want to do.

EX:
Me: "Why do you expect us to make a skull look amazing?"
Teacher: "Because art must be perfect. Art is making what your teacher says."

Paraphrasing a bit, but she said something like that.
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Quibbledink Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your teacher couldn't be more incorrect. Art is about expressing your creativity, perfection is not the most important factor.
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Infinitum--Nihil Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I know it's a little late, but I had a teacher like this in high school.

Her name was Mrs. Wright. And BOY, people came into class thinking they would learn how to harness the skills they already had, and left never wanting to do art again.
Nothing was ever good enough for her, and the only person I think ever got near a %100 (or A) for anything might have been related to her.

Everything was a chore. Nothing was creative. 'Redraw this block a few dozen times. Now draw an apple. Black and white! NO COLOR!'
Everyone hated her. There was no real creativity in the class. I learned what I had to to -barely- pass the class and deliberately forgot it all.

She had an assignment do draw something with a cityscape, rope and reptile (don't ask - no one knows why) so I drew a pirate-ish crocodile swinging from a building with a rope looped around a gargoyle. Pretty cool, I thought. (Zootopia like, though this was MANY, many years ago - 2005 I believe.)
Failed.

After that, I moved on to theatre ad had a %99 average the entire year. Much more fun, and the teacher had a lot of fun with it, so we did too.

Teachers who have that attitude actually do more harm than good.
(I had a failed violinist teaching me, so nothing was perfect for her either. I wanted to play violin until I had her)
They're tuning students away from what they may be passionate about.
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Quibbledink Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, that could totally destroy a young person's creativity. The pursuit of art is not all about perfection, perfection is unobtainable, even by the most revered artists. She probably would've been one of those people who would've looked down on Van Gogh's work in his time, or Picasso's. Out of all of the things we should try to achieve in our artwork, perfection should not even be a huge factor. It only should come into play if your anatomy and such is legitimately bad or whatever else. 
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looking-glass-pear Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
I taught myself~ I'm too scared to take art classes, because I'm afraid it will turn the one hobby I love best into something that I will dread and hate. :(
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Saigeaerys Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's a bit silly, don't you think? You can't be  afraid until you try!
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Gabalot Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm tired of those people who think all animators/artists with some skill HAD to have had Art School. I trained MYSELF how to animate from age 8. Now I'm 13 and I can animate better than a lot of 16-year-olds.
It's called PRACTICE.
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RekaTheAmazingTaco Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
GODDAMMIT
I want to look at your arts ;_;
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SugarBunnyy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
Ama join u in that :D!
nicely done.
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Stampedes Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
OTL

<3
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