Even though I am not applying to any art colleges, this was an informative lecture. Despite the fact that the inner workings of art college to not specifically apply to my path, I was still curious to hear how the process worked. Fro someone who is truly passionate about art, I can see the appeal of focusing very specifically on the field. I wish to continue my study of art into college, but it will likely be much more informal or supplemental. I know this question does not apply directly to the panel, but while listening, I wondered about how open liberal arts schools are to students in other majors getting involved in the art community. I want art to be something that adds to my career driven studies and hope that I will be able to some classes in whichever college I attend so that I can access their resources both in the material and mentor sense. The access to an abundant source of opportunities was highlighted by the panel and is something I also look forward to, and I believe that working with teachers who excess in their field is an advantage which will apply to all areas of my study.
I feel that my interests most closely align with Bailey’s path. Architecture is something which has bounced around in my mind at some times as I like that it combines creativity, geometry, finance, and an overall attention to detail. In similarity with him, I also like being given guidelines to expand upon. The alumni also made good points on the college experience in general. I appreciated how they emphasized that you should seize the opportunities you can and be grateful for the experiences that you get. I hope college will be the place where I find a clearer direction for myself and I will work hard to get to that point.
I am a Maggie Walker art student in Richmond, Virginia. This blog section is a little window into my art process, research, and experiences. You can follow along with my journey as you scroll.