Sunday, August 21, 2005

In the fall of 2004 I was eager to apply to colleges. My future and dreams were ready for me on the horizon......

My name is Aaron Karlson and i am an artist. Ever since i can remember i have been interested in art as a career. I am also an advocate for people who work in a realistic style and i am going to encourage a revival in realistic art everywhere i go. As I began applying to schools i picked these five

San Francisco Art Institute
College For The Creative Studies
Columbus College of Art and Design
Christopher Newport University
Cooper Union School of Art

As i got accepted into the first four of my five choices my excitement grew and fell. The reality of it was that I only got $22,000 for Collumbus, $23,000 for College for the Creative Studies as my financial aid. Sadly that wasnt enough. I pleaded with my parents to co-sign a loan to go to collge but they wanted me to go to Christopher Newport University. I am not going to do as well as i would in a more challenging art curriculum at another art school. This is one way i can get some help. I am putting my pride aside and asking for your assistance. You can have the peace of mind knowing that your donations helped a good artist teach others about art and the kindness of people like you. Please, help me