June 01, 2002

Violette, Banks
Basic Drawing

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

"I don't know how to draw." This is what "Banks" said to his students the first day of class. As a result, the semester long class was him experiementing with ways to teach a class he was not really prepared enough for. He's a nice guy, the projects are okay, but don't expect too much. You're unlikely to be enlightened, but you will learn somewhat because you do spend hours in class and at home doing projects. If you're self motivated, then you will get a lot more out of it, but if you are not really an art person then don't take it, beause you will only be bored. Not a great class, but neither is it bad. Just "eh nothing special."

Workload:

2:30 hour blocks of drawing time. Lots of HOURs on projects and need to do outside sketching if you really want to improve. Need to spend time on projects, unlike writing a paper the night before. Not possible. "Art is never finished."