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23 Undeniable Struggles Only Art Students Will Understand

We do more than just finger paint.

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3. There's never enough storage room for your materials so your workspace looks like it's been hit by a tornado.

4. Projects can be HUGE so transporting them involves intensive manual labor, blood, sweat, and tears.

5. Every cent of your tiny income is spent on supplies because even the smallest purchases cost a fortune.

6. Sometimes you need WEIRD STUFF for projects, so weekends are spent diving through dumpsters, searching for treasures that could possibly contaminate you.


7. Even the tiniest projects can take forever and are extremely tedious so lol BYE SLEEP, NICE KNOWING YOU.

9. Doing homework in bed isn't an option since a lot of the equipment and machines you need only exist at the school's studios.

10. You have to work with CRAZY DANGEROUS tools that could probably chop off your fingers or kill you.

11. If you do find time to actually sleep, it’s in an art studio on a bed made from random objects or chairs. COMFY.

13. Your outfits are so destroyed from chemicals and paint it looks like you participated in a color run. NOPE, JUST WENT TO CLASS.

15. The disgusting scent of oil pants and turpenoid lives in your nostrils daily.

And it's probably gotten you high.

16. If someone in one of your classes asks to borrow a piece of paper, there's a good chance you don't have anything with lines or smaller than 16" x 24".

21. There's so much software on your computer that it's constantly crashing, overheating and ruining your life with the spinning wheel of death. / Via Flickr: fensterbme

22. It can suck working with mediums you have no experience in, with classmates who mastered the skill in the womb.

23. You constantly debate over whether or not to focus on craftsmanship or concept since IT'S TOO HARD TO DO BOTH.

Thumbnails courtesy of Matthew Weinberger / CC / Flickr