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Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006, 04:20 pm
kyorei: Any Advice?

So, I'm a transferring Double Major in Fine Arts/Illustration also applying for the BFA program to start now *ugh!* and have just received my schedule from my advisor...

Anyone know any of the professors or what books/supplies, etc? My last school never had any classes like this at all ^^;
I'll put behind a cut for those who don't want to read!

Digital Trio-Barrett
Techniques 1-color and comp : kaufman
painting techniques 1-Apesos
Principles of illustration-S LeVan
Into to Art and thought of Asia-Koetsch

Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)

I know with Tom Barrett you wont need anything (books or supplies). Just something to write stuff down in.

Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC)

Phewh that'd be nice...Going broke as it is =)

Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)

i'm an anonymous person that just graduated, and i don't really follow this community BUT i feel compelled to reply!

tom barrett is excellent, he really knows what he's teaching inside and out--expect to learn a lot about photoshop and illustrator in that class
he's awesome, encouraging but he isn't shy to tell you that what you're doing is shit either. take a lot of classes with him, especially if you're into digital illustration work or fantasy stuff

kaufman can be a bit of a hardass and he's kind of weird with his grading and crits but he'll give you a list of what you need to buy--since i took that class it's been changed but you'll probably need to buy a lot of paints and watercolour paper. i found that you either like his advice or you don't

don't know anything about this painting class!

principles of illustration is just a 'practice thumbnailing/researching/concept creation' class, lots of sketching.

and for geoff koetsch's class bring a pillow because you will go to sleep
he claims to love asian art and culture but he talks about it like one might discuss algebra
he'll have a lot of readings for you to do but he's pretty concious of the price of texts
you need a lot of self motivation to get thru his classes.

hope that helps!!

Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)

Heheh thanks. Barret and Kaufan sound interesting...I'm just wishing Koetsch's would post his list for books already so I can scour ebay =)

I'm glad you felt compelled to reply!

Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)

i took his japanese art and culture class and there were two books we needed, neither of them cost more than, say, 12 bucks? even if the books are costly the library might have them until you can find a cheaper alternative on amazon or something.

and robert is the head of the illustration department so he can be a little touchy but i had no problems with him. he can just give off the wall advice sometimes that won't really correspond with any of your other professors' opinions...

Wed, Aug. 9th, 2006 09:00 pm (UTC)

*laughs* well that's good to know who I'll be getting into trouble with.
Man I feel old..^^; I'll have to ask him to advise me on what Illustration classes to take (for fantasy/medical books) so that I can maybe go into my graduate before I'm 26!
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Thu, Aug. 10th, 2006 12:42 am (UTC)

Heh cool, glad to know someone has had these classes and survived!!
Yep it's giving me the "phewh don't need to fear as much" feeling.
Renting an apartment/house in Malden near the T, a litle further out than we wanted but I get to keep a puppy there ;)

Thu, Aug. 10th, 2006 03:57 am (UTC)

I am in your digital trio class, I am a senior animation major, WAVE AT ME.

Thu, Aug. 10th, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC)

*waves at you*
I'm in the M/W time slot, you?

Thu, Aug. 10th, 2006 02:49 pm (UTC)

Yeah, there is the only one time slot and it is monday wednesday. :D

Thu, Aug. 10th, 2006 03:31 pm (UTC)

Heheh cool, I'll "know" somebody ^^;

Wed, Sep. 13th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)

Ok so I did know you from someplace other then FurFright pics! LOL
I recognized one of your other bunny icons, looks just like you! XD

Wed, Sep. 13th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)

Ok so I did know you from someplace other then FurFright pics! LOL
I recognized one of your other bunny icons, looks just like you! XD

Thu, Aug. 10th, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)

Susan LeVan is my favorite teacher at AIB. Everyone has a different teacher that they feel gets them, and she is it for me. She's very free, fun, and expressive with her art.

Thu, Aug. 17th, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)

geoff koetsch (pronounced: kaysh) gets pretty monotone but he really knows what he's talking about. try not to fall asleep and you'll do fine, just take notes.

kaufman kind of has his head up his butt 24/7 but when he takes it out he's super.

tom barrett says things like "bummer" and "totally"...make your own assessment of that, he's really nice but scatterbrained most of the time.

susan levan rules and i never had tony apesos but i hear he's really great.

aaaand that's about it. good luck.