Right, so.. I'm from the Netherlands, and I'm looking for an education in art (eventually I'd like to do something like character design). I've been looking into local art schools, I found a grand total of three.
One is a school that does game design, animation, music and soundeffects, theatre production, fashion, industrial design, writing, acting, etc.. unfortunately the only thing they don't seem to have is a regular "learn to draw" program.
Then there's the "academy of art". Sounded nice, but the descriptions on their website made me raise my eyebrow more than once. It says they try to teach "creativity", and that it's students often turn in poor work to recieve higher marks. They do teach all the good stuff.. anatomy, perspective, color, lighting..
Here's an exposition page of some of their students..: http://www.kunstacademiehaarlem.nl/kh-webexpo.htm
And finally, the "mixacademy". Their website basically says "Do you wanna be a: cartoonist, illustrator, graphical designer, fashion designer, photograpther, etc, etc? Then this is the place for you!"
When things sound too good to be true, they usually are.. I'm not sure what to think of these guys. They're also quite expensive, and the gouvernment won't give you a dime if you study there. 3000 euro per year.. I could get my hands on that type of money, but that's a lot of cash for such a dodgy sounding school.
Here's the websites for all of the above, in case any of you know Dutch, or can tell me something from looking at the presentation:
I'm not completely sure what I want, I'm not sure at all how to get there, and I'm absolutely oblivious when it comes to picking the right school. I hope someone can give me some type of advice, thanks in advance.