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It seems as though when you get a Drama Queen teacher they want to control your questions and belittle you when you make mistakes. Recently I encountered an older instructor in their 70's and I could ask questions freely about art and we would just simply acknowledge an error and go on.....no drama.
Do you prefer the so called discipline of a drama queen instructor or the casual absorption of knowledge by one that is significantly older, been through it, and doesn't care to throw a temper tantrums?
By the way, you guys in your 20's and 30's instructors....you're volatile SOB's. You probably won't know it till you get older.
I read some things about Fred Fixler, he sounds like he was quite a character and his students loved him and learned a lot. I imagine that this really depends on the individual. Are they cranky and persnickety for some reason involving ego and amusing themselves, or are they a teacher that wants to motivate you to be the best and get really good really fast.
Full disclosure, I have never been to art school. I have heard the stories of the kinds of teachers you are referencing. One of those things, I know I would thrive under a teacher like Fred Fixler or his former students that are teaching now. The other kind I would just be dismissive of and probably wouldn't learn much from them. The art of teaching and being a good coach applies I guess.
Listen here mister! I'm a teacher in my 30's and I do not like your attitude one bit! Don't take that tone with me! I bust my ass every day for you and what do I get? Do I get a thank you? Excuse me, who just worked all last weekend correcting your tests? - which you all failed! God, I'm getting another migraine.
In all seriousness, we all have teachers we connect with, and those we don't, those we respect, and those we don't. It's hit or miss, and sometime you can point blame. Sometimes you can't. Sometimes a relationship breaks down because a moose sneezed in Alaska, or a percieved slight popped up inadvertantly. A lot of it has to do with wavelengths. I'm always amazed when I come across someone who's not on mine, that someone's thinking could be so alien to my own. And yet it happens all the time.
Good luck man, education is usually a solitary activity. Don't let schooling interfere with it, or let it screw up your mood.
EDIT: Some old geezers give the best tantrums. It always brings a smile to my face.
EDIT 2: School is mostly where we learn to put up with bullshit and make people happy. I wonder why that's useful? Oh, that's right, that's the only facet of school that reflects reality.
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TASmith I made my 11yo read your post. He did it in dramatic form.
And now he wishes he was called Velocity.
I have no idea what you're talking about. I WISH I had one of those, at least just once.It seems as though when you get a Drama Queen teacher they want to control your questions and belittle you when you make mistakes. Recently I encountered an older instructor in their 70's and I could ask questions freely about art and we would just simply acknowledge an error and go on.....no drama.