I really hate talking about what I would like to do in the future, because talk is cheap. That said…
I’ve been thinking about going back to college. Why?
- to add direction to my life.
- to re-discover things that I’m interested in and excited about and that I’ve forgotten since I was last at college.
- to develop these things into something that I will want to and be able to continue doing after I leave college.
I’ve been looking at Art History/Theory Courses. Why?
- My BA is in Fine Art.
- By the end of that degree I had developed into some kind of conceptual artist (funny story, but not for this post).
- After I left I was unable to continue this – I’d not laid the necessary ground work for a long-term artistic career, I’d not chosen a particularly easy route to take, and I didn’t have the motivation to make it work for me (I’m not judging the activity in itself at this point as I think that would be irrelevant to the discussion in hand).
- As a result I don’t draw/paint sculpt particularly well, I have few technical skills to develop a more traditional artists’ career. Nor would I want to.
- Therefore I would like to strengthen my intellectual/artistic background to help lay some ground-work for whatever I might end up doing.
Before I can start one of these courses there are a number of things I need to do first:
- Improve my writing.
- Write more about what I like.
- Do more research about what I like.
- Improve my objectivity.
- Read up on Art. Pick up the reading lists from the courses I’m looking at.
- Get up to speed with contemporary art. Subscribe to some magazines.