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

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

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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.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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!

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

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

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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.

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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

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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.  

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arrellbelle | TA , College Sophomore | Valedictorian

Posted July 26, 2014 at 10:24 PM (Answer #7)

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I don't think art is hard, but this is coming from someone who has been drawing for more than 15+ years. I think it just depends on what level of art skills you have, the drive you have to succeed in art, and who or what helps motivate you in art. Just as long as you dedicate yourself to learning diligently, art is not hard.

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taangerine | TA , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted July 27, 2014 at 6:21 AM (Answer #8)

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Art is in the eye of the beholder. Anything can essentially be art. Depending on your point of view on what art is, it can look easy or hard. Complex or simple. In my opinion, art is captivating and although some look hard, it is rather simple. Although pieces of art I've made do not look special to someone else, it just takes a little dedication and confidence make one a great artist. 

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