Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Art Education: Commercial Art Prep School C.A.P.S. 1984

The C.A.P.S. Class of 1984 Photographed in Downtown Denver August 1984.

Colorado Institute of Art
[ Now the Art Institute of Colorado]

Commercial Art Prep School =C.A.P.S. 1984

Getting a good art and design education cannot be underestimated for someone seeking to go pro. Yes, it can be done without it, and it could be done well if you knew the right people, but for most folks who do not personally know a working artist in the field they wish to go into who will mentor them[ the best method], then this is the way you want to go.

I was blessed to have been a part of a new experiment at Colorado Institute of Art in the summer of 1984 just prior to my Senior year in High School in Littleton Colorado. I was a participant in a Commercial Art Preparatory Program offered to soon to be seniors to put us into the college classrooms for 3 weeks. It was awesome. We had students from all the states around us, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona etc. so I met some great artists.

Cheers, THOM

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