Homework Help

Art: How to decide if it is hard or easy?Anyone care to tell me how easy art is? How...

user profile pic

highlandtechg... | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 21, 2012 at 5:01 AM via web

dislike 0 like
Art: How to decide if it is hard or easy?

Anyone care to tell me how easy art is? How to decide if it is hard or easy? How? What? When? Where? Why? Who? Thanks in advance.

5 Answers | Add Yours

user profile pic

pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 21, 2012 at 5:16 AM (Answer #2)

dislike 0 like

I would say that it is impossible to generalize.  You can't just say art is easy or hard because it depends on what you have the talent for.  I can't draw worth anything so art was always a hard class for me.  But for people who have the vision and the talent, it's a lot easier.

user profile pic

Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 21, 2012 at 9:13 AM (Answer #3)

dislike 0 like

I would say it really depends on the situation.  In terms of a class, I took an art class in High School and it was really easy and fun.  I had a friend that took an art class in college and it about killed her.  It was one of the most miserable experiences of her life with all the work and portfolios they had to complete.

In terms of just doing it for yourself, I think the ease of doing it would depend somewhat on your own natural skill.  Some people find artistic endeavors very easy, while others struggle mightily.  I guess the only way to really find out it to jump in.

Kristen Lentz

user profile pic

catd1115 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted April 21, 2012 at 2:33 PM (Answer #4)

dislike 0 like

As the above posters mentioned this is a question that is very specific to each person and situation. There are so many types of artistic expression, you may find some very difficult and others very easy and everything in between. In additon, in what situation are you asking about? Taking a class is very different than creating art for yourself or creating something as a job versus a hobby. Also studying art as an artist is very different than studying art as a student. I love art of all forms and find art history and the study of others art easy and fun, but I  have little to no talent in basic drawing or painting. However I'm very creative and have found that other forms of art and expression suit me better. 

My best advice is to know what you want to do/study in art (specifically), Why you want to do it, and that will give you in to the where and when. Good luck in your endeavors!

user profile pic

e-martin | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 21, 2012 at 4:18 PM (Answer #5)

dislike 0 like

This is going to depend on a variety of factors, as the posts above have pointed out. 

If we are only talking about art class then the teacher, curriculum, classroom standards and the types of art created in class will be the determining factors of difficulty. 

However, we can all find a mode of art that suits us if we look around for a while. You don't need drawing skills or painting skills to make sculpture and the same is true in the opposite direction. Collage, craft, and fabric art all call for different skills which you may have in you, waiting to be developed.

user profile pic

mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 8, 2012 at 6:18 AM (Answer #6)

dislike 0 like

Anything involving artistic endeavors demands a certain amount of talent; however, even then skills must also be learned.  So, there is a degree of difficulty for even the most talented. For those who are truly gifted, however, art, music, drama, and dance can be more like play than work, even when practice is involved. Therefore, for each person the response to the question of the difficulty of art will differ.  

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes