(Closed) Art Major Bees?

posted 8 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not but Darling Husband graduated with a BS in Illustration.  He’s not really doing anything with his artwork.  I’m trying to get him to start selling his artwork on etsy to get him motivated.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I think Miss Scissors is an art major, if that helps!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My parents always wanted me to do something with my art..but lkind of like what you gals are saying..there isn’t much out there.  Esp with the type of art I do…which are just sketches.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i have an undergrad in studio art. i had that exact “oh no, what am i going to do with my life now!?” feeling, i only chose the major because i was undecided for so long and my mom said, well you’re good at art, you like art, so do that. i ended up getting my masters in art therapy. loved it, but also not the easiest to get a job in.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@artbee  What is art therapy? Never heard of that before.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Same here…never heard of “art therapy”

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

art therapy is pretty much a therapist who uses art to help people express themselves. it’s helpful for people who have trouble expressing themselves verbally, they can express themselves through their art instead. you can find a lot of good info about it here-

http://www.arttherapy.org/

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

or feel free to ask me more questions!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

BFA here.. fine & applied art. Grew up taking drawing / painting classes and all through high school i was “the girl” with her huge ass portfolio walking in the halls!! haha.

i graduated high school thinking i would be a painter! got into the University of Illinois Fine & Applied Arts college.. took all the necessary freshman drawing and design courses.During your first year you then apply to your major in art.

I applied to the painting, graphic design (had no idea exactly what that was at the time), and art education. Got rejected from painting (BOO!) and got accepted into Graphic Design and art Ed. i never thought i’d be a good teacher so i went into graphic design. (still not knowing what it was)… Took class and went through all my necessary design labs and loved it.

Its my passion and i think its funny how things work out. I still love painting and drawing and that will always be a hobby, but design has been a “real world ” job for the girl that grew up having paint stains all over my clothes. 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

That’s kinda weird that you say that.  When I was growing up…instead of having a diary I kept a “photo diary” which were just drawings of my emotions for that day.  And it really did help me, but Im also not the most open person either.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I wish I could be a great painter!  Can you guys believe that 7 or 8 year old boy??? He’s better than most famous painters past and present

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I got my Bachelors in Fine Arts as well! I did a little bit of everything, but loved Printmaking!

And yes, I got tons of “oh that’s nice. What do you plan to do with that”.  And I’ve definitely thought “why did I major in this…what am I going to do?”

3 years later, I must say, I haven’t really practiced art much. Mostly because I’ve had to work regular jobs to pay the bills and its gotten in the way of any time for creativity.  I tried and tried to get into art internships/jobs, etc, and did not succeed…the art world is competitive. However, I JUST started a job in a huge art museum – BUT, its kinda an admin job.

It’s really tough. I love art when I’m doing it, but it’s hard to get motivated to do it when you are just doing it to do it (if you know what I mean), and not for any specific reason.  And it doesn’t help that I don’t really have a clear understanding of what I want to do in life.

Ugh!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

@saphirelady. it really depends what population you decide to work with for if it’s a “dark side.” and it’s pretty rewarding no matter what. in grad school we had to do a lot of internships so i have experience with a lot of different populations, and some are a lot darker than others, but if you don’t like working with mentally insane criminals… than stick with working in nursing homes or with kids! of course they’re all going to be sad, but you’re helping people and it’s pretty awesome to be able to do that!

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