in 11th grade art we had to make mythical creatures with clay but i didn’t want to do that so i made a log and added a lil worm friend on top of it but my teacher got mad and said i had to make it mythical so i added a horn to it and made it a uniworm
this is why art classes in schools suck. That is a bloody amazing log. look at the texture, the colour. The worm is incredible and the teacher is unhappy because it was supposed to be mythical? Who the fuck cares? will the teacher have their pay docked if a student makes a logworm instead of a basilisk???
This furthers the argument that school is about following instructions, not learning. That really is a great sculpture, by the way.
Try using that logic when you grow up and get job. Your boss won’t give a shit how good the texture of that log is, if they want a mythical creature you better give them one. Let’s see how long you last if you can’t even follow simple instructions. The school system is shitty in a lot of ways but teaching you to follow basic assignments is not one of them.
Isn’t that exactly the problem though? School teaches you to do factory work. It’s assumed that you’ll /have/ a boss, not /be/ a boss.
It is an EXTREMELY rare occasion when someone will have absolutely no one to answer to in their job. Even self-employed artists have to listen to their clients’ needs. If you don’t give them what they want then they’ll take their business elsewhere. Yes, schools tend to teach you factory work and they could do much better in building leaders, but good luck even getting a leadership position if you can’t follow instructions.
Do you think it’s possible, maybe, that everyone could stop being cunts and just accept a cool, high school project?
IT’S A COOL LOG, A COOL WORM AND A COOL HORN!
THIS KID IS NOT RUINED FOR LIFE FROM THIS SCULPTURE.
SHUT THE FUCK UP!
Try using that logic in COLLEGE. I completed my projects to th assignment specifications and my teacher still ripped me apart because SHE didn’t like my use of pop culture. She didn’t like that I made what makes me happy to draw fit the assignments. She called me uncreative and unimpressive all semester and told me I was wasting my potential talent. Sometimes, even following instructions isn’t good enough. If you have a paying client, and you take the job, you have to produce what they ask for. That’s the job of a commissioned artist. That is what school assignments teach you: how to follow basic guidelines given and produce what you were asked for. If an employer asks for a horse sculpture and you give him a cat, he’s not going to think you’re being original and breaking the mold; he’s gonna be pissed you ignored his basic request for which he is paying you money. “Mythical creature” is the single most open-ended assignment ever.