I am a n individual that wants to audit a watercolor class at my local community college. I am not looking for a degree. I am not looking to add to my resume. I just want to sit in the back on a watercolor class and learn to paint a new way. I don’t even mind paying the full class fee to do it. I don’t want a grade. I just want to learn to watercolor. Simple, right? Wrong!
It appears that our local community college doesn’t have such a program for people like me. Nope. If I read their webpage correctly, I have to take a math & english test to qualify for a watercolor class. Can someone tell me why I need to take a math test in order to learn to use pigments, brushes, & water? Who came up with this asinine requirement?
My school room is full of art books. I probably have 8 or 9 books on learning watercolors. Sure, I could teach myself. However, it is nice at times to learn from an experienced individual. That is all I want to do.
There are some people in this world that don’t fit the college mold for whatever reason. I was one of those. However, some of us want to go take A SINGLE CLASS to support their hobby or to branch out intellectually. My husband wanted to take a single photography class a few years ago. The local community college said the same thing. “You have to take a slew of tests before you can snap a photo with us.” How moronic is THAT?
Seriously community college….can’t you spare a chair for a wanna-be watercolorist? Do you really need to know if I can calculate Quadratic Equations? Honestly folks, that is plain absurd.