Art Degree Myth - Busted
There is a myth out in the art world that you need an art degree to be a good art instructor and/or a good painter. The fact is, that is completely false. A master’s degree is required if you want to teach college courses, but for teaching any other types of classes and workshops a degree is not required. I could be a bit biased here given that I have a degree in architecture, not art.
While an art degree is good for providing a solid foundation to build an art making career upon, it may not be the best education for one who wants to be a workshop instructor. I know many professional artists, and only a small handful of them have art degrees, most do not. Some of these folks are workshop instructors, class instructors, college professors or just painters. The best workshop instructors I have ever taken courses from lacked any type of art degree. Having an art degree doesn’t automatically make you a better painter or a better teacher. It all depends on the individual and not the education.
You can be whatever you want to be regardless of what type of degree you have. You just have to be motivated and resourceful enough to make it work for you.
If you'd like to learn about abstract painting, then please join me for a painting workshop: (You can view a list of 2019 workshops HERE)
April 24-26, 2019 David M. Kessler Fine Art Studio, Winston-Salem, NC. For information and registration. FULL-Waiting List
May 10-12, 2019 New Braunfels Art Center, New Braunfels, TX. For information and registration Click Here.
May 16-18, 2019 David M. Kessler Fine Art Studio, Winston-Salem, NC. Mentorship Workshop. For information and registration Click Here.
June 12-14 David M. Kessler Fine Art Workshop, Winston-Salem, NC. For information and registration Click Here.
June 20-22 Floyd Art Center, Floyd, VA. For information and registration Click Here.
July 10-12 David M. Kessler Fine Art Studio, Winston-Salem, NC. Mentorship Workshop. For information and registration Click Here.
As always, thanks for your support!
P.S. If you you'd like to learn more about Abstract Painting in the comfort of your home or studio, I have a great course called Abstract Painting Academy available for you:
Abstract Painting Academy is the next best thing to a live workshop event. You can find out more by Clicking Here.
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