For those who (have had) attend a school dedicated solely to art or feature an art program there, this question is for you.
What are your general thoughts on the way your art instructors teach the class, more importantly, how they review your work? Do you favor those who you can see yourself meeting up with after class for a drink or a social gathering? What about the one's who support you relentless of what your capabilities are and give you credit for attempting new mediums relentless if they were successful or not? What do you consider to be correct for a teacher to behave and act in a class, and what guidelines should be inforced if you had the ability?
Personally, I consider the teachers who will flat out tell you what they think of your work and where it stands as far as you competing with the outside world for getting a job. If I come in a class and the teacher clearly states he is here to help you, in ways in whcih you will hate him for, and bust your ass on what you turn in to him, I would thank him for what he was doing.
I HATE it when a instructor will admit to me that I don't need to worry about the art piece itself but rather the layout and way I present it will give me my grade. In addition, it's a insult when someone will purposely create some half-ass assignment 30 min prior to class and explain he was aiming for children with his art and thus they would understand it better. What pisses me off about that is that the teacher will not only accept this work, but give the person an "A" which I have seen before!!!! Why the hell should soemone, who knows they did not put any effort in to his/her work get the same grade compared to the person who stayed up 3 days straight working on a single piece?
This is pretty much what I want from a teacher. To grade me not as a friend, or just a teacher, but a client as well. To tell me every single thing that is wrong with my work, to ask me questions on why I had made the decesions I had made, and to suggest any suggestions in which may help me out. I want a teacher to pretty much be brutally honest no matter if it's kind or rude as hell. If I am helping you (the teacher) pay money for you to get your salery, I better as hell expect the best from them.
"You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else." - Tyler Durden