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2012 Flight School Fellows :
2012 FELLOWS: WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
If art academies teach you how to be creative and nothing more, Flight School picks up the slack. Modern artists must bolster their training with savvy business practices and intelligent goals. You already have wings, an airstrip, an engine and clear skies. Flight School teaches you how to start the engine, and keep the propeller spinning. The altitude and direction, you learn, are up to you."
- Robert Isenberg, freelance writer, playwright, photographer and stage performer.
Flight School helped me see that my goals are attainable as an artist, no matter how big they may be. It comes down to knowing the steps to achieve them, and Flight School gives you these tools and more. It's an important and transformative experience on the journey of being an artist. It gives you a community of other ambitious and talented artists of all stripes, and this becomes your family as you travel through the process of being given a set of tools that will be used for the rest of your life. It's as important as my graduate school experience, because it showed me the "how" instead of just musing on the "why" of the life of the artist.
- Jennifer Nagle Myers, interdisciplinary visual artist.
Since there really aren't many good textbooks when it comes to having a career in the arts, I've always operated intuitively, without much of a plan or thoughts about the future. In real time, while participating in the program, Flight School has helped me identify some sticking points, curb certain bad habits, and generate a precision to my focus which has bolstered my efficiency and creativity.
- Ed Piskor, comic artist.