An Art School Education
When many think of an education in the visual arts, it is easy for them to buy into the “Van Gogh myth” of the starving young artist living at the fringe of society with little hope of survival. But a consideration of the values which form the basis of an education in the visual arts clearly contests this stereotype.
These are some of the values that come as a part of an education in the visual arts:
Self-discipline through mastery of a range of skills and techniques.
Self-expression in written, spoken and visual form.
Creativity in the process of problem solving and personal expression.
Comfort with risk-taking.
Self-awareness through constant self-evaluation.
Independence of thought.
An appreciation for lifelong learning.
All of these support a rich and rewarding life with many possibilities.