The story of an Artist misunderstood


I deal with L.D but I believe I am also gifted I have always wanted to go to college. I feel that if I tried to go to college for art which I love I would be made to take tests and work on math and punctuation. I am 61 years old and I want to be a competitive artist which is difficult because learning and reading about art is difficult. I do not know of any textbooks that have been recorded about art. I like to do abstract art but I also want to understand and use perspective. I have always talked about and shown my interest in art for as long as I can remember. Getting support for being creative is difficult when others don’t realize using this talent was imperative for me.
I still want to take college level courses but I feel it is unfair to have to audit a class or be denied the good classes because I am 1. Learning disabled. 2. an senior citizen
I would like instead to get credit for my life experiences which are my best credentials.
I am an Art Activist and Community Artist recently I have been working on my own establishing my own voice with is only the same in that my voice is developing many personalities with no singular speaker.
I have not quite connected with the Germantown Artist Community .
I have a different kind of credential; I have non-profit experience in Art Facilitation. I am what some would say a “natural” — I have taken many classes in art and other non-art related classes. I am dyslexic and I deal with attention deficit disorder I am also a senior — well, almost. I am good with small groups of willing participants of almost any age. I like introducing art as a process while still getting a decent product. I am a mixed media artist. I am cheerful and inventive but also determined and a leader. I have references and I am a valuable resource. I have spent to much time in Germantown not connecting somehow. I think I would like to partner or participate in an organization. I would love to have the opportunity to gain knowledge from the lucky people who are professional artist that have a style I could learn from. thanks
To answer my most powerful personal experience in a learning community is when I facilitated both people dealing with Mental Health issues and people with developmental disabilities. My best teacher was a man by the name of David Hartl who despite his own challenges taught me how to appreciate art in the moment and love the process.