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James Langley
Professor in the Drawing department
at Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
are you James Langley?
Overall Quality
2.4
Average Grade
A
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.6
Clarity
2.2
Easiness
2.4
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
Easiness
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44 Student Ratings
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05/28/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
DRAW200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: A

Langley is a frustrating professor. Not going to lie, you need to be an open minded, relaxed, but also hard working professor to take his class. His sense of humor is definitely an aquired taste. He's not very helpful unless you take the initiation and seek help from him. Frustrating, but my drawing skill has never improved more over 1 quarter

05/07/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
DRAW 101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Worst professor I've ever had. Very unclear about everything, and the workload was literally unbearable. If you enjoy drawing the same master copies over and over and over, as well as blowing all your money on the highest quality materials that you probably won't ever use again, then Langley is definitely for you. Otherwise, TAKE ANYONE ELSE.

03/20/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
Drawing I00 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

learned nothing and he was super unclear about assignments

03/04/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
DRAW-101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Great Guy, very understanding and does not give out many projects. the class is very much work at your own pace, but that doesn't mean wait until the last minute. Ask for clarification, he will give it to you. Medium cost class. He requires Khadi paper which is a bit expensive.

11/19/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
DRAW200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Most unclear teacher i have ever had! Will assign hw without even teaching us what he's looking for. Funny guy but also very rude and contradicting. Supply list is HUGE so be ready for $$$ and even after you get supplies he will throw more materials at you you'll be needing to buy. Rarely ever posts in blackboard and workload is HUGE

11/13/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
DRAW-200-04 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Get ready for a lot of work for very little gain.

10/30/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
DRAW 200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I'm an A student. He is the first class I've ever had to drop. He doesn't follow his own syllabus, assigns homework on a whim, only gives you two grades the whole quarter, forces you to follow his style, picks favorites, is late to class by 20 minutes, and spends most of the class time/extra help sessions drawing his own work. Nice guy, bad teacher

03/18/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
DRAW200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I took Langley's class based on his work I saw which was AMAZING. I went on this site and saw low ratings and thought, "Oh well I'll take him anyways." HOW WRONG I WAS. Langley is the worst professor I've ever had. Unorganized, rude, unclear, not structured. The class was a nightmare. Don't take him. Especially if you want to learn something.

11/23/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
draw100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

This class was very frustrating. I had to totally redo multiple projects because he was not clear about the assignment. If you are a sensitive person do not take him because he can be very rude during critiques. The class in general was very stressful, I would not recommend him.

11/08/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
DRAW100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

Langley is an odd man. Much of what he says does not make sense at all. One time he brought a dead bird to class. It takes forever to get projects finished because he continually makes the entire class redo them. Grades, due dates, and general requirements are unclear. Do not take him if you want to remain sane. That's hard enough at SCAD.

10/21/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
DRAW100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: N/A

He is extremely unclear with directions and never sticks to a due date. He's hard to follow and makes you continually fix things with your drawings. Do not take his class unless you are really good at drawing. He also never puts in grades so you can never judge how you are doing. He is a fun person just not a professor I can learn from.

10/17/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
DRAW100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He is very unorganized and wastes a lot of class time which could be spent on work. He is very unclear about what he is looking for until you are almost done and find out you have done it wrong. The textbook is not used at all and you don't learn too much about drawing. Grades are also not kept up to date at all, left to wonder how you are doing.

09/13/2012
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
DRAW200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prof Langley is extremely talented, and his students do improve in their drawing. You have to be somewhat openminded to learn the way of seeing & drawing he want to teach you, as it is a bit different from others. However, every student comes out drawing A LOT better than when they went in. He is also easygoing and funny. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM!!!

06/03/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
4 Easiness
DRAW100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

He's a good artist, but bizarre guy. I didn't learn much, but I managed to make an A in the class.

03/25/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
DRAW101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

he is good take him!

02/09/2012
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
2 Easiness
Life102 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I loved this man more. I'm going to take him until I can't anymore

01/21/2012
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
DRAW100 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

If you can understand his analogies and you actually care about drawing, you'll do fine. If you don't care about drawing, you're pretty well screwed.

05/24/2011
average
3 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
DRAW200 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Extremely talented artist and great demos but poor time management and vague directions/advice. Don't expect a straight answer to a question. You must have patience to redo sections or all of your work over and over. Nag him for 1 on 1 guidance and he'll be more helpful. But you'll get the best work out of all drawing classes (excpt prof Rise)

12/29/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
DRAW101 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Langley is an extremely talented artist who can't teach at all. In class, he's very critical (which can be tough) but helpful if you get him one-on-one. Very unorganized. You might learn something if you keep your ears up and don't take his critiques personally.

10/26/2010
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
DRAW201 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

If you really want to further your knowledge of the human figure, DON'T TAKE LANGLEY! He is a very intelligent and talented man but has no idea how to teach and share his knowledge with others. We literally spent four weeks on one basic pose that was easily completed in two class periods. What a waste of my money!

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