December 15, 2006

Armacost, Patrick
Basic Drawing

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

I don't know what class with Armacost was like a year ago, but I think the other reviews are too hard on him. Patrick is very laid-back, yes, but he's also talented, energetic, and hilariously funny. He inspired a great rapport in our class, leading us all in discussions of what the term "synesthesia" meant and picking out esoteric nicknames for everyone (e.g. "Speech Unit"). His assignments were open-ended, but if you asked him for help, he was always ready to offer it. If you take an especially competitive, intense, or academic approach to drawing, you might not like Armacost. But then again, if you do all that, why are you taking Basic Drawing? He's lots of fun. The class was a great break for me.