From a Painter’s Perspective
30, May 2011 § 1 Comment
Some important things I have learned since being at the Aegean Center, in no particular order.
by Jacklyn Massari
- Jun-Pierre is capable of making up songs about anything.
- Don’t ever underestimate the Aegean Center staff even for a SECOND. You will feel stupid for doing so.
- Talk to Jeffrey. He’s a bundle of wise information and advice of the best kind.
- Jane Pack uses teaching techniques that will BLOW.YOUR.MIND.
- Go on the “John Pack Friday Hikes” no matter how tired or sick you may feel. They are rejuvenating.
- Don’t ever think you are too advanced to take a basic drawing class. Because you’re not.
- If you don’t go to Delos, you are a fool.
- If you don’t sit in on one of Liz’s Photo History classes, you are also a fool.
- If you don’t go to John Pack’s color lecture, you are definitely a fool.
- Don’t ever draw from photographs unless you are using them as a reference.
- Walk slow on the marble when it’s wet, especially if you are wearing flip flops.
- Be openminded. You will discover so much about yourself.
- Ask Jun-Pierre to critique your paintings as much as possible. He has extremely valuable things to say, so be sure to milk him for all he’s worth.
- Always do your work study chores. OR ELSE.
- The Aegean Center is the only place where you can find one professor successfully illustrating the Illiad, and another figuring out a way to make The Matrix into a musical.
- Most importantly, don’t be afraid to ask questions. About anything.
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