In my undergrad we had a session from a psychologist on how to deal with stress as art students. I have to confess that I literally did not take one single thing away from the session that she said, rather the most impactful piece of advice was from one of the professors as he introduced the psychologist. He said, “My best piece of advice for stress is that be where you are. If you’re printmaking, then focus on printmaking, don’t be thinking of painting. When you’re painting, focus on painting and be there in the moment. Don’t get ahead of yourself and be where you aren’t.” The best advice ever. Be present where you are in the moment. Train your brain to be in the moment and focus where you are at, instead of where you aren’t. xoxo
Oh hello, welcome to my blog, hacking a BFA. Is it an academic blog or is it just an art blog? I don't really know. Some of this might be relevant to art students only, some of it relevant to art amateurs......does it really matter? I invite you to treat this blog as an art buffet. If you want something more in depth...its here, something more geared to art newbies....it's here. Enjoy!
Melissa Cayford is an artist, designer and educator bent on making art and art education more accessible.