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.

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

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

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

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HOW FUN.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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".

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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.

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

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

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Thumbnails courtesy of Matthew Weinberger / CC / Flickr