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Ask the Art Professor: Should I Drop Out of Art School?

Clara Lieu | Posted 04.11.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

"If I transfer somewhere else, can I expect that teachers will actually have something to teach? That I won't just be shown YouTube videos? Should I just drop out and educate myself through the Internet?"

Here's What Happened At The Art Show Where Student Claimed He'd Lose His Virginity (NSFW PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.04.2014 | Gay Voices

After months of media hype, an art school student who claimed he would have gay sex and lose his virginity as part of a live performance piece followe...

Ask the Art Professor: To What Extent Do Grades Define an Academic Career in Visual Art?

Clara Lieu | Posted 03.21.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

When viewed as a challenge or barometer for progress, grades can make a positive contribution to your overall experience in art school.

25 Signs You Were An Art Major

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts

For most of the world, college is a place to expand your mind, do some keg stands and begin on your path to a steady career. For a select few, however...

Ask the Art Professor: How Can I Prepare Myself for the Reality of the Future?

Clara Lieu | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Devote the majority of your attention to the present. Your time in art school is incredibly precious. Relish and soak in everything around you. Rarely will you have another opportunity to work on your art, uninterrupted, for such an extended period of time.

Ask the Art Professor: How Do I Choose a Field for Graduate School?

Clara Lieu | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

While a school may ask you to choose a specific field, the truth is that many professional artists work fluidly in a number of fields.

Ask the Art Professor: How Do I Help My Daughter Reach Her Potential in Art?

Clara Lieu | Posted 02.10.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

"My daughter is 14 and has not had any training but we think she has talent. What advice would you give for helping guide us to help her reach her potential in art?"

The Lowdown on Art School Risks and Returns

ARTINFO | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
ARTINFO

For aspiring artists, December is the cruelest month, when thoughts of pursuing an MFA must turn to action or be cast to the winds. It's grad school a...

Ask the Art Professor: 7 Tips for Surviving Art School

Clara Lieu | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

When I was a student at art school, I was so involved with making my work day to day that I wasn't able to see the big picture and figure out how to get the most out of my experience. Now that I've been on both sides of the fence as a student and professor, I'd like to offer seven practical tips to students in art school.

KAWS at PAFA

Craig Carpenter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

KAWS, a native of Jersey City, New Jersey, and now residing in the artist enclave of Brooklyn, is known for using pop culture iconography to cause viewers to consider the world around them differently.

Why You Should Seriously Consider Applying To Art School

| Posted 10.10.2013 | Teen

By Nicole Knoebel Has art class always been the best part of your day? Have you always been the standout of your high school concerts and plays? Th...

Today's New Old Masters Outshine the Avante-Garde

Brandon Kralik | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

When I told my art teacher I wanted to learn to paint like Caravaggio he informed me that all of the secrets of the old masters had been lost.

Influential Magazine, Coagula Art Journal, Celebrates 21 Years

Lili Bernard | Posted 07.20.2013 | Arts
Lili Bernard

That's what people picked it up for. There were many things in Coagula. People picked it up for the dirt. We got a level of notoriety. We were mentioned in the John Waters film, Pecker. There's a whole scene where he goes, "Be careful of that guy over there. He's from Coagula. It's a magazine."

Professional Practice Scans

Ron Jones | Posted 05.06.2013 | College
Ron Jones

We who educate aspiring artists, whether we're public or private, liberal arts or research university, or a professional school tend not to give sufficient attention to what ensures proficiency, what prepares our graduates to act upon an indifferent world.

If You Were Going To Give Away Your Semen As An Art Project... Don't

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.01.2013 | Arts

In strange art news this week, New York Magazine reports School of Visual Arts (SVA) MFA candidate Marc Bradley Johnson was recently prevented from de...

Massive Blaze Rips Through Pratt, Destroys Artwork

| Posted 02.15.2013 | New York

By Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner CLINTON HILL — Pratt Institute students were devastated after a predawn fire tore through the top floor of the ...

Is A Degree In Fashion Right For You?

| Posted 02.04.2013 | Teen

By Hannah Orenstein If the thought of a desk job makes you run tearfully for your sewing machine and your DVRed episodes of "Project Runway," you ...

Chris Kirkham

The Art Of A College Education: Getting Schooled At The Academy Of Art University

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 10.26.2012 | San Francisco

(Photo Illustration by Dan Winters) A half-empty shuttle bus rolls down a crowded street in San Francisco. A tattooed 20-something art student st...

Tim Gunn's Mentors (WATCH)

Posted 08.20.2013 | MarloThomas

Tim Gunn, fashion therapist and author, spoke about where he discovered his favorite mentors when he joined me on Mondays With Marlo. At art school, T...

Art Is a Struggle With the Struggle Erased

Vicky Tiel | Posted 12.03.2012 | Arts
Vicky Tiel

2012-10-03-Vicky44.jpg I tell the fashion students that I lecture, DO NOT DESPAIR! There is always a time to move on in the arts. It takes time and life is a long, long time.

How to Keep Making Art After Grad School

Carrie Yury | Posted 10.27.2012 | Arts
Carrie Yury

If you are lucky you will become an art-star overnight straight out of grad school. But for the rest of us, it takes time. I'm still struggling. But when I remember to think about and apply the following strategies I do a lot better.

Back to School Guide: The 10 MFA Programs That Give You the Most Bang For Your Buck

ARTINFO | Posted 10.23.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Enrolling in a Fine Art MFA program is a tough decision for any would-be artist, and it comes with multiple considerations. ARTINFO has examined the m...

Ars Longa, Vita Brevis

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.10.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Monday brought the sad news of the death of Robert Hughes, one of the most influential art critics and historians of the last few decades. We, art lovers, are indebted to this great man.

When Executives Depart

Michael Kaiser | Posted 10.06.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The departure of a successful executive can wreak havoc on the support base of an organization if it is not handled well (or if the new leader simply does not have the skill to pull it off).

Should Art Schools Ignore the Art Market?

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.02.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

There was not a trace of figurative painting or sculpture among the artworks, which is not a surprise considering that such work is thought of as completely outdated, totally out of fashion, and mostly ignored by art schools.