“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~ Pablo Picasso
Bill Hendricks’s studio, upper-right-corner is the traveling studio
I earned my MFA (Master of Fine Arts) from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). It was a wonderful experience; I was lucky to have a teaching position at Minneapolis Community Technical College (MCTC). I taught Graphic Design and Web Design as a 3/4-time permanent faculty member and attended MCAD part-time as I earned my MFA.
After graduation, I was ready to launch a career as a full-time artist. MCAD prepared me well by providing me with great instructors and an environment.
Still, after graduation, I immersed myself in design, typography, the web, HTML, CSS, and associated software for the next 10-12 years for my students and job. I retired from teaching last year, and although the wonderful education MCAD provided. It was apparent; I needed to work where I left off after completing my MFA. So I am sharing and documenting my journey. Mainly for me.
Hey, did you hear the joke, “What do the acronyms BFA and MFA stand for?
Answer: BFA stands for big f—ing attitude and MFA for major f—ing attitude.” I know it is an old joke.
Anyway, I added one new category in the sidebar titled, Inspirational and Technically Instructional–YouTube Channels. These sites, amongst others, re-educated and reminded me of some of the skills I lost.