School’s out!

My latest article for FashionUnited describes some changes afoot…From one day to the next, the ground shifts. It can be exciting or anxiety-ridden. I aim to choose the first but as a lot of people confront the reality of the situation, I’m faced with both reactions daily.

You can’t trumpet “Change is good!” and then shrink when change happens, right? Read on:


17402474-mmmainIt was announced last week that fifteen Art Institutes scattered across the country would close, the largest of which would be the Art Institute of New York City. This is one of the schools in which I teach. It is also where I began my teaching career and it is the school in which I have taught the longest…

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  1. Reblogged this on Finding Myself Through Writing and commented:
    More sad news for the arts Jackie. Change is not alway good as you well know. ~Elle

    • Thanks Elle. You’re right. More fuel for the argument that we must keep involving ourselves in our own personal art and shutting the rest of the world out while we work. No one can shut it down but us!
      Have a happy Sunday!

  2. Wow, Jackie — how sad. The death of a “good thing” is so hard to watch. Good Faith and enjoy the students who had the excellent luck to join you in this endeavor. XO

    • Thanks, Dievca. It will be an interesting period up ahead. It gives us time to get used to it on one hand but could become like a slow dragged out end on the other. We’ll see what happens.
      Happy Sunday! xo

  3. Oh no, sorry to hear that one more door will be closed to people who might not have prior/required exposure and experience in this industry. Hope that an alternative solution would appear in good time…

  4. How interesting. I must check out if the Los Angeles branch is one of those that’s closing. I had many students come work in the kitchen from there, including my sous-chef. Pretty sad, although because it was always more affordable than other (maybe snootier) choices.

  5. WOW! No!! That’s really sad to hear!! I hope there will be good solutions in a timely fashion!

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