Sheldon Borenstein at San Jose State University

Sheldon Borenstein

  • 4.0Overall Quality
  • 4.0Helpfulness
  • 4.0Clarity
  • 3.2Easiness

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Rating
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10/28/07

art112b

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

13568217
9/27/07

FigDr112

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

13494666
8/8/07

ART112B

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

13388797
8/3/07

ARTB

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

13376790
6/7/07

Art112B

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I did learn a lot from his demos, boot camp, and his stories. I thought he was an entertaining and unusual professor. I've never seen anyone quite like him. What i didn't like about the class is that there are just so many students crowded in one room. It made me feel claustrophobic.

13247715
5/9/07

ART112B

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

What can I say, he's awesome :)

13134023
3/23/07

art112b

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

good professor, learned a lot

12938907
2/2/07

Art112B

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

1/26/07

art112b

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sheldon's experience and skills are invaluable to any student who really wants to be a professional artist. This class boosted my own skills by huge amounts, and my life drawing improved immensely. The boot camp is also fun.The professor is extremely friendly and approachable. You can sit and eat lunch with him and he will answer all your questions

12821655
11/19/06

Art112b

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sheldon will definitely keep you entertained. You'll learn a lot about him and the industry. He tells it like it is, so listen to what he says. He's kinda flashy and can babble on and on about himself. Suck up to him and he'll adore you. Great figure drawing class overall.

12446666
9/30/06

art112

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

12259044
7/31/06

ART 112B

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I loved having Sheldon as a teacher. If you take his advice, practice on your own, and show that you are passionate about drawing, he will be supportive of you. His class is by no means easy, but it'll definitely make you into a better artist. I'd take his class for a third time if only it worked out in my schedule.

12118339
4/30/06

Art 112 B

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

11793536
4/18/06

ART 112B

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Why somebody would think Sheldon doesn't show us how to better our work is a mystery. Perhaps it is because they failed to practice his teachings on their own time as he frequently insists. Instead they choose to deny the fault in their work and blame Sheldon for their laziness. The rest of us appreciate his methods and undying loyalty to students.

4/13/06

Art 112B

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sheldon is one the most careing instructors in our program. Ya he beats you up at times, but thats only because he wants us to succeed. The ripping up drawings seems extream, but he just wants you to emotionaly detatch from your drawings, and get to work.

4/10/06

ART 112B

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He thinks he is giving the students tough love, and that we learn from his harshness, but it only works if he bothers explaining how we can improve. Sheldon comes down hard on his students but doesn't tell us what we need to fix, instead he just rips up our work and fails us. He breaks down morale and crushes dreams. He hurts us more than he helps

11675711
4/7/06

Art 112B

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sheldon can be harsh and seem hard on students. But it is only a minute example of what the real world will hand you. Sheldon is preparing you for this and I am thankful to him for that. If you don't have tough skin, still breast feeding, and can't hang with his teaching style, then you need to change your major to underwater basket weaving.

4/4/06

112B

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

A wonderful teacher. His heart is in everything that he does. People say he talks too much, but he is only describing his own experience to let others know you can succeed in this business. He is easily approachable, helpful, and willing to provide everything to help a student. Those that are dissatisfied are those that did not apply themselves.

11653786
4/2/06

112b

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

11646031
4/2/06

Art112B, Art118

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Sheldon is a funny, caring, involved teacher that puts a twist on conventional dry teaching methods, and tries to engage students in a unique way. Sheldon, doesn’t have an academic background, but instead brings over 20 years of animation industry experience to bear, shedding a unique light on the reality of working in the studio world. A full time

11644556

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