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Would you recommend community College art classes as a means to learn to paint?

  1. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    Would you recommend community College art classes as a means to learn to paint?

  2. edelhaus profile image76
    edelhausposted 6 years ago

    Absolutely.  At the very least it establishes a habit of painting at least once a week.  Art definitley IS one of thoses things that the more you do it the better you get.  Plus you'll be in contact with others who are also interested in painting which will spark conversations about art, galleries, amateur contests, etc.  lastly, you'll have the input of the teacher who will be able to at least tell you the basics about things like perspective, composition and color theory.

  3. MickS profile image72
    MickSposted 6 years ago


    I suppose it depends whether you mean in an actual educational establisment with recognised teachers, or you mean just a local group who get together to self teach.  My  experience of the latter is that more often than not the participants treat the whole thing as a social event, you're  trying to work and some idiot is consantly wittering away to you.

  4. Xenonlit profile image59
    Xenonlitposted 6 years ago


    These are not the times for casual students to use community colleges in California at least. It is heartbreaking that students who are forced to go to junior colleges cannot get the courses they need to complete their move to university.

    One student is in his third year at community college because his mandatory courses have been clogged up with people who just want to qualify for unemployment, welfare or to have some post retirement diversions.

    Frankly, if the local park and recreation agency is worth anything, much better classes are available for a more reasonable fee, and without the hassle of playing junior college admission games!

    Years ago, I took a life drawing class at Oakland Park and Rec. It turned out that the instructor was moonlighting from his work at one of the top art schools in the nation and is one of the top medical illustrators in the world!! He taught me all that I needed to know about rending realistic skin tones in watercolor!

    I say that, for now, go with park and rec and let the kids get their college educations.

  5. WD Curry 111 profile image58
    WD Curry 111posted 6 years ago


    Yes! Everyone starts from the same place. Sometimes a really good professional artist will be teaching. Florida has one of the best community college systems in the country. You will have no trouble sliding right into one of our Universities.

    I am talking Floridians. Yankees stay home, so we have someone easy to beat in football.