Fine Arts Model Interview Preparation Guide
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Fine Arts Model related Frequently Asked Questions by expert members with professional career as Fine Arts Model. These list of interview questions and answers will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the new job interview and quickly revise your concepts

42 Fine Arts Model Questions and Answers:

1 :: Tell me is painting a very important part of your life?

It's what I do for a living; it's not my life. I'm not in love with it; I simply don't mind doing it.

2 :: Tell me don't your clients want to see what the work is going to look like before they approve it?

In my experience, most clients want to see a finished painting of the finished painting before they say yes to a commission. The only way I will do so is if they pay me for all the time and effort that will take. They rarely agree to do this.

What I do instead is "describe" what the painting is going to look like. I show a sample of my work so they can judge the quality of the draughtsmanship and painting style, and I ask them to trust my judgement. So far, I have had no complaints.

3 :: Tell me is there a big difference between mural painting and "easel" painting?

Absolutely. An easel painter paints for himself; a muralist paints for others. It takes more ingenuity and creativity to work around the clients demands and still get your way. But also, a painting is a self-contained environment; a mural is contained in an environment.

Understanding this principle is what separates muralist from easel painters. You would be surprised to discover how many artists have tried to become muralist and failed. They simply could not adjust their thinking.

5 :: Tell me why don't you make more paintings?

Because I only paint when someone hires me to paint. Except for a few panels that I keep for myself, I have nothing else to show.

6 :: Tell me is this what keeps you successful in the business?

If by that you mean success as judge in dollars, then I have failed miserably. I have discovered that being a good artist sometimes has nothing to do with financial success in this business. The business side of art has to do with marketing, showmanship and the bullshit factor.

7 :: Many artist are particular about their beliefs. Are you superstitious?

I am neither religious or superstitious; I am agnostic and academic. But I will protect people's right to have their own convictions even if I do not agree with them. I also try to be aware of the beliefs of others because this is going to influence how they perceive me.

8 :: General Fine Arts Job Interview Questions:

☛ What inspired you to become an artist?
☛ How did you get where you are today?
☛ What is the main challenge you face when beginning a painting?
☛ At what point in the process of the painting do you begin to feel like the painting is almost completed?
☛ How has painting influenced your life?
☛ What qualities do you look for in people you work with or other artists?
☛ How do you manage balancing work/life?
☛ What do you like most about your career?

9 :: Basic Fine Arts Job Interview Questions:

☛ Tell us about yourself.
☛ What do you enjoy outside of your job?
☛ Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
☛ What is a goal you would like to accomplish?
☛ Where did you earn your degree?
☛ Why did you choose this institution?
☛ How will your educational background help you be successful in this position?
☛ How would you describe your communication skills?
☛ What drives you to work in the field of fine arts?
☛ Do you prefer to work with a team or as an individual?
☛ What personal experiences and skills do you have within the art community?

10 :: How to make the most of a small budget for art supplies?

Many school districts can't offer you huge amounts of money for art projects. Explain that you're a natural bargain shopper. You'll always seek out the best deals on art supplies.

You should remind the interviewer of your no-waste philosophy. You don't let kids throw away big scraps of paper that can be used again. You'll try to unclog those stuffed up glue bottles, rather than throw them away.

Also, let them know that you can make artwork from simple, everyday household objects. Maybe you know how to make Christmas ornaments from light bulbs or you can turn empty soup cans into lanterns.