Art School

September 9, 2010
By OhUmHiThere SILVER, Matawan, New Jersey
OhUmHiThere SILVER, Matawan, New Jersey
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The stupidest thing I ever did was attend a school of the arts. It made the most beautiful, primal emotions that are so essential to art seem like a calculated attempt at making the grade. You're subjected to criticism from people who don't exactly deserve to criticize your work. Because of my bad experience in a film class, it was difficult to watch a movie without wondering if they had a group of headstrong idiots as the people in charge, unyielding to anyone's ideas but their own. My writing is no longer encased in a red pen cage. And I couldn't be any more thankful.

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I'm not saying being taught effective journalism and the proper way to express your way through an instrument, but I had a really bad experience being "taught" poetry and fiction and I really don't know if it can be taught well in a structured, high school type of environment.

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