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Q:Hello. I think I remember reading that your studio space is at a community college and you pay for a 1 credit independent study. If I'm not crazy and making this up, how does that work out? What do you feel are some pros/cons with your current situation vs, say, renting space at a studio co-op? How did this arrangement come about anyway? GIMME THA DEETS. I recently got my bfa in ceramics and am having some serious studio withdrawal.
You are correct, and remember correctly. I do indeed pay for a one credit class at a community college where I do all my work. I’m not really held to a syllabus and my schedule is self assigned. That’s how the instructor decided to handle it. There are several art classes in the studio space at my local community college and most of them have 2 levels, and after the second level they have an advanced class, which is usually one credit, and can be taken over and over again as an elective.
It’s not a special accommodation that I came to with the faculty, but a preexisting sort of dealio.
The pros are that I work around a lot of other creative people and I get to help the newbies learn, which is gratifying. Also I get to participate in all the neat fundraising sales and the yearly art festival they host. I make a lot of sales that way.
The obvious downside is that I don’t have much control over the firing schedule or the studio itself, but if you’re used to a school setting it shouldn’t be a big problem.
I can’t really give any advice for people looking to find a similar set up. Colleges are all different, and we have a big art program here for a community college, because we’re so close to VCU, but it’s definitely worth looking into places around you and seeing what their situation is.
Does that make sense?
I’m back in the studio for spring.
I won’t really have anything to share for a while, but my ask box is open, if you’ve ever been curious about my work or things I’ve posted in the past.
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