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Art School Quotes

We’ve collected the best Art School Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Jane Campion, Jeff Koons, Amanda Seyfried, Damon Wayans, Jr., Peter Capaldi. Use them as an inspiration.

I did this Super-8 film at art school called ‘Tissues,’ this black comedy about a family whose father has been arrested for child molestation. I was absolutely thrilled by every inch of it, and would throw my projector in the back of my car and show it to anybody who would watch it.
I went to art school… but I worked at the Museum of Modern Art. I worked in fundraising at the information membership desk. I ended up, over a period of time, doubling the amount of membership revenue that came in through people entering the museum, so people would ask me to come and work for them.
I went to art school when I was little. I took ballet lessons. I played a little kick ball. I was sort of into everything because I had too much energy and I didn’t know where to put it. When I was a preteen, I got into singing, and became really obsessed with it.
I wanted to be an animator originally. I went to art school; I went to art college and everything. But that screen was just calling me.
Damon Wayans, Jr.
I got into music, I was in a band, I was at art school. I was quite trendy, although I’d hate to meet myself. The over-preening, the pretentiousness, the arrogance of youth! I think, ‘Oh, that guy was so full of himself.’
I was fortunate enough to go to an art school where we had a lot of different ethnicities represented.
Has the painter not always gone to an art school, or at least to an established master, for instruction? And the composer, the sculptor, the architect? Then why not the writer? Good poets, like good hybrid corn, are both born and made.
I went to a quite macho art school in the 1970s, and while everyone was making hulking big sculptures, I was making things out of bits of paper.
At art school, a teacher said: ‘The best paintings are when you get lost in a piece of work and start painting in a stream of consciousness.’ I wanted to do music, not art, so started writing lyrics that way. The first song I wrote was called ‘Ice Cream and Wafers.’ The next was ‘Holding Back the Years.’
I began painting well before I started doing comedy. In fact, when I came out of the war in 1946, I enrolled in art school in Dayton, Ohio. I painted for three years, and then show business took hold.
My mother was an art school teacher and my father was an interior designer. So we’ve been relatively open minded as opposed to my conservative maternal side.
I fantasized that I went to art school with the Beatles.
You never, ever leave art school. It’s important to keep finding inspiration. I look at YouTube videos and think, ‘How would I do that?’ I like experimenting with things. For instance, drying paintings off too quickly in a microwave can look strangely beautiful.
I was an actor as a kid in Boston. Then I went to art school with Brice Marden, the Massachusetts College of Art. So the hybrid of being an actor and artist is a director.
I graduated. I did History of Art, you know, all those things – American Studies – and then I went to art school, and I did Joseph Alvarez in the art school.
Peter Beard
I went to art school, and I studied drawing and video art, and I’ve always approached music so visually as a result that I found it really difficult in the past to kind of hand off music to another director, ’cause it just ends up being this kind of mid-zone where it’s nobody‘s vision, really.
I went to beauty school, not art school.
I was at the Royal Art School. That was a preparatory school specially for art teachers. You see, it was not so much for the development of artists. But we had there terribly stiff training.
I left school at 16 and my mother got me a job as a trainee wine taster. But one day I followed some girls into St Martin‘s art school and saw a voluptuous woman sitting on a stool being sketched. I decided to get myself fired.
Art school had taught me it was far better to be a flamboyant failure than any kind of benign success.
When I was in art school, there was a stigma attached to coming from comfortable suburbia. If you were from Great Neck, Long Island, you couldn’t be a ‘real artist’, so I found crafty ways of implying that I was from New York.
My friends and I used to take two-hour trips to the record store in Newcastle, and we started buying copies of The Face and i-D. And then I went to art school, and as time progressed, I ended up where I am now.
After that I jumped, especially being in art school, to the illustrators.
I was sort of mute when I went to art school. There were two girls there who thought I was German because I only grunted.
I went to art school, and I wanted to be an artist since I was 5. I basically moved to New York to do art, and I just sort of fell into doing music at an early age.
When I was a young kid at art school, I loved the sensual geometry of Poliakoff, which, of course, is inherent in my own work.
Expression without culture is flat. Many artists come out of art school and start doing things that don’t last. They are audacious because of ignorance. They are irresponsible.
I wouldn’t be here if it were not for the grant system that paid for me to go to art school – because my parents couldn’t have afforded it.
I wanted to study film at an art school – I loved the idea of being surrounded by designers and artists. We were encouraged to be experimental.
I went to art school actually when I was sixteen years old.
I first came across Dada at art school in the early 80s. It was funnier and more anarchic than anything else I discovered. And it didn’t always have to make sense.
Before I was ever a baker, I was a teacher. Or, at least, that is what I thought I was going to be. After O-levels, I went to art school in Wallasey on the Wirral, and my mate Cavan and I did a teacher training course.
Going through the Chagrin Falls school system, I always thought I was going off to art school.
I went to art school in the days when it was what you did if you didn’t want to be like everybody else. You wanted to be strange and different, and art school encouraged that. We hated the drama students – they were guys with pipes and cardigans.
I was at art school that had quite a celebrated film course as well. I tried for that film course when I was 18, but they said I was too young. I tried this audio and visual design course instead. Two years later, I reapplied for that higher course, but they said I was still too young and to try in five years.
Painting is something that requires a lot of time – it’s not just one good idea out of art school.
Caio Fonseca
At school, I was basically a loner, it was hard until I was 15 or so. Then I went to art school and was gifted with freedom to do the things I really wanted to do.
I was 18, at art school, and saw this cute boy playing banjo. I was obsessed. I taught myself how to play. I listened to a lot of country and just messed around. The second song I wrote on the banjo was ‘Good to Be a Man.’ That what’s got me signed.

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