Returning for a Masters Degree
The figure drawing below was done when working on my Masters Degree. It was a year or two after I did this drawing that I taught "Drawing" and "Figure Drawing" at Indiana State University. It was a very satisfying period in my life. The choice to return to school for a graduate degree was one of the great things in my life, and it was prompted by circumstances at the time. Awarded a Teaching Fellowship, I taught a course in "Introductory Crafts" for Recreation Majors while getting this degree. The wonderful thing about returning to school after having several years of work experience was the desire to be there, the desire to excell, and the knowledge of how to make those things happen. The maturity that came from having been out in the working world made me conscious of what was necessary to know that would contribute to building on what I already knew. The knowledge seemed pertinent to advancing and growing in my adult life, and propelling me farther into knowing more and polishing my skills. In my case, being immersed in studio classes was so satisfying, studying ancient art and architecture opened me up to the history on which the rest of art's development was built, and my ability to generate literary assignments developed to the point where my instructor of Modern Art recognized the quality of what I submitted, and thus felt that I had plagiarized my paper . When I assured him it wasn't the case, he then was interested in keeping my paper so that he could include its thoughts and information in his lectures. Boy, did I learn alot....More ways than one!!! See my figure drawing below...
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