Old in Art School

Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over is a memoir about a history professor, Dr. Nell Painter, who decides at age 64 to go to art school. She gets a bachelor’s, then a Master’s in art. She’s a professional artist and continues to write, and wrote her memoir in 2018. She spoke at the Northwest African American Museum, and I was happy to go.

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I wish I had gone to art school – in my 20’s.   But it probably works out much better for me to be old in art classes. I’m not scared to experiment and I’m far less concerned about other people’s opinions. And my time is my own, too.

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And since I can’t go anywhere, and I have internet and a laptop, I’m taking art courses: abstract watercolor, abstract oil&wax, intuitive drawing, and courses from MoMA: Contemporary Art, and Sexing the Canvas (gender & art). Whew!

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