Hello all, I'm currently a high school senior applying for art colleges and I'm applying for the honors program for one of them. I've never been a great writer, which is why I'm posting my essay here for feedback and advice. (Maybe some editing too)! Now, I didn't finish it. I'm going to send in my application tomorrow, but I just need some suggestions on how I could make this a better essay. So, here it is:
Honors Program Essay: Why Art?
The real question is: Why not art? Art is all around us, just like all of those other subjects like, math and English. I've been involved with art ever since I was a little boy. In preschool, I was always into finger painting. I loved to stroke my fingers and watch the colors come from the edges of my fingers. Unfortunately, it also made me develop my OCD. Now, I hate when things are stuck to my fingers, but it didn't stop me from loving art. I also love performing arts, but visual art is my main passion.
I started showing my love for art when I started drawing in the corner or side of my schoolwork. They weren't very good sketches, but it didn't matter to me; I just loved to doodle. In the seventh grade, I was introduced to graphic art. When I first tried it, I fell in love with the program that is used to make graphic art; Adobe Photoshop. All of the supplies you need were all there in the toolbox. It was also easy to make designs. It was so much neater and faster. Unfortunately, my middle school didn't offer any computer-based art classes. Only studio art classes, such as pottery and painting.
When I first got into high school, I looked through their course catalogue and I was so happy to see that they offered computer art as one of their art classes. Sadly, my schedule didn't have any room to fit computer art, so I didn't get to take computer art until the second semester of my junior year. When I first walked in to the computer lab, I was blinded by the amount of computer in the room. They were all Mac computers and there were about thirty of them. The first couple of classes were okay. We just went over the basics of Photoshop, which I already knew.
Sometimes I feel like I go off topic with essays, such as this one. Feedback and criticism is welcome!