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Thread: Am I too late for art college?
May 8th, 2012 #14
HA! Me again!
Okay, the thing I forgot to talk about is your art. It's very good for your age and lightyears ahead of what I was doing when I started. And I'm assuming you already have a computer, a tablet or cintiq, photoshop, and the internet, right? So if I could do it starting with no equipment, money, connections, exposure, or skill, you can do it a million times easier and faster.
But, go to school if that's right for you.
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my oldest fellow student on my painting BA was 75 when we graduated.
May 8th, 2012 #17
Do SVA and RISD have an age limit for application?
May 8th, 2012 #18
No, of course there's no age limit and no, of course it's not too late.
While I agree you shouldn't stress quite so much, I do think it's wise to be taking it seriously and to start chipping away at it soon as possible.
Do not take your entrance portfolio lightly; a decent scholarship will save you tens of thousands of dollars.
Likewise, do not take art school (in general) lightly; it is very easy to squander your time and opportunity there.
So, assuming your instructor is competent, then yes you should be drilling as much as possible to get your skills up.
Push yourself. Put together the best entrance portfolio you can.
May 8th, 2012 #19
I had a number of classmates over the age of 40 and a couple over the age of 65. Some classmates that I thought were my age were actual 30-something year old people. I thought since I started my BFA at the age of 20 I would be older than everyone else when really I was younger than everyone else. Granted...I didn't go to an art school but you get the point.
Give yourself a head start by not worrying and doing the work to the best of your abilities. Push yourself; I am sure you can do it if you really want to.
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May 8th, 2012 #20
To be honest, I think taking your education seriously is the wisest decision. There are many paths in life you can take and art may not be your true finding. However, if you're educated there are other paths you may enjoy.
May 8th, 2012 #21
I'd tell him to go suck a fat one, being respectful of coarse. I didn't start drawing till Junior year of high school and I was pretty terrible at it. Now I have a year left at a private art school, and I am already working in the art and design field. just takes some passion and perseverance. I will say by your gallery you are much farther along then I was.
May 10th, 2012 #22
I started really drawing when I was finishing my junior year, and only got serious when I was a senior. 3 months into my senior year, my art was interrupted by some very serious family issues that went on for half a year, and I literally had ZERO time to draw. And then I had to take a gap year because I didn't get to practice. So...I guess I technically started drawing after I graduated from high school? Your not late at all dude
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May 11th, 2012 #24
21 is not "a lot younger" than 25. It's NOTHING. You guys really aren't doing much to shatter the "youthful narcissism and lack of perspective" stereotype. But, whatever. Do you want to think it's too late? Fine, go ahead. Go do something useful with your life. There are too many wannabe artists out there anyway, anybody who would legitimately be discouraged by something this stupid deserves to be.
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May 11th, 2012 #25
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