March 31, 2001

Rand, Archie Gold_nugget
Basic Drawing

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

Be warned: this is no easy class. Possibly the most rewarding, though, depending on the amount of time and effort you decide to invest. Archie demystifies the practice of art and makes you believe that you are, indeed, an artist, majors and non-majors alike. That is because once you take this class, you are! The strange thing about it is that, somehow, he teaches without instructing. That is, he won't tell you what to do or how to do it; he simply gives you the basic tools--and the freedom--to develop your own style. Grades are not based on talent or aesthetic, but on "courage and commitment." He has a scary way of knowing if you're blowing things off--so don't do it. He is also a great storyteller. Cheesy as it may sound, you'll learn a lot--not only about art, but about life.