draft for new principles painting, “portrait of a hero” brandon boyd from incubus

draft for new principles painting, “portrait of a hero” brandon boyd from incubus

Charcoal drawings of paper bags on newsprint

Charcoal drawings of paper bags on newsprint

Aquatint etching from class

Aquatint etching from class

Oil Paintings from class

final is done, but it’s not spaced right. Working on a new painting, check it out at my blogspot!

final is done, but it’s not spaced right. Working on a new painting, check it out at my blogspot!

Sketchbook animation I did for sculpture class. 

Liquid Summer by Diamond Messages is the song

Another skull sketch in the sketchbook 

Another skull sketch in the sketchbook 

-obviated said: About SVA, i'd like to know if you like your classes and if the social life is good(do you like the people you live/go to class with) and if you feel that it's worth the money to go there! thank you :)

Just like any other school you  will like certain classes depending on the subject, your teacher and more importantly you. I like all my classes, some teachers in your humanities classes might give you more homework than you though “art school” would allow, but if you space your time out you will do fine. I love my painting class with Nancy Chunn the most. Freshmen year you will have foundation classes that pertain to your major, but you still won’t have like an “principles of illustration or history of illustration” yet until second year. Your classes, if you are in graphic design, fine art, cartooning or illustration will be filled with those majors. So you will be learning with other majors. Photo, film, computer art, animation and adverting are completely different, you would have classes with your own majors. There isn’t a lot of freedom the first year, you have to choose from block schedules as seen in Reg Book. 

Social life can be great depending on what friends you acquire from your dorm and classes. It is better to stay in a multiple person dorm the first year, so that you are exposed to many creative individual like yourself, it gives you a great chance at a set of “solid friends.” You have to be proactive in finding new people, it’s really not hard at all. Plus there is a ton of stuff to do in any of the five Burroughs! 

Last but not least is it worth it?

Besides the fact that your in NYC, it is a great school. To tell you the truth I love it here and I hope that I can stay for all four years. The opportunities are just amazing here. You will be taking classes from artist that are currently working in the fields you want to peruse. It is very expensive, so your should take that in to account. I can’t tell you weither or not you should go. I would suggest you take a tour of the school with your parents, and make sure you see the student art. We don’t really have a campus, we are peppered around the Chelsea and Gramercy districts, think near the Flatiron building in spider-man (Daily Bugle). Dorms are around 9-13k and tuition is around 30k a year. You might want to check out at some scholarships and work-study programs. You might have to write an appeal letter, but you could get what I won, 15k a year scholarship!

http://www.schoolofvisualarts.edu/adm/index.jsp?sid0=4&sid1=288 

I hope this helps and feel free to ask me anything!

M