What are your thoughts on going to art school or getting a degree in art?
I was under the impression, as an undergrad, that I didn’t need an art degree to be an artist, which I still believe is true. So I decided to learn something else I was interested in.
My major in school was art and printmaking.
Nowadays I don’t know if I would actually recommend that to people who want to go into art because if you’re an artist, you’re always going to be an artist, you don’t necessarily have to pay for art school— you just do your thing. Especially nowadays when everything is online and you can just put yourself out there.
I wish I had gotten a business degree or something that would help me push it to the next level.
I came out of school with no debt, so in my mind it was fine. But I have friends who still have a lot of debt. I’m fortunate I don’t have debt. That was a big deal. If I had debts still, it would really stress me out.
But school, all of it was awesome, I was into it. I got really sick of drawing the figure, though. The school was really traditional when I was there. And that’s kind of why I started doing figure again, trying to make it cool, because it was so boring. I was really into screen printing a lot too and cartoon drawing.