One aspect of artprof.org that I am very excited about is the fact that we have a team of diverse Teaching Assistants on staff! While I have expertise in a number of fields in visual arts, nothing substitutes having a team of artists who bring contrasting voices to the table. I like the fact that as a staff of teaching artists, we don’t always agree in our conversations, especially when we do critiques on the site and have discussions on different topics.
Visual arts is such an open field where the possibilities are infinite. On one hand this is wonderful, but studying visual arts can also be overwhelming when you are trying to find your own path. I know that when I was in art school, one approach that really helped me immensely was to hear different opinions on the same subject. I learned drawing from 8 different professors, each of whom had their own take on the subject. You won’t agree with every point of view or opinion, but that process of exposing yourself to everything that is out there is critical towards forming your own identity as an artist. That’s what artprof.org can provide, that I could never provide before.
Those of you who want professional, trusted advice about being an artist, register for FREE on artprof.org and you can comment and ask your questions anywhere on the site! I often times get the same question over and over again, and now we finally have a public forum where we can all benefit from different answers from the Art Prof staff.
Register here! You get to create your own Artist Profile when you register, marking your interests in visual arts. From there, our site will create a personal track for you, which will provide recommendations to pages on the site according to your personal preferences.