Hillary Barsky at Portland Community College

Hillary Barsky

  • 4.6Overall Quality
  • 4.7Helpfulness
  • 4.6Clarity
  • 3.9Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
8/7/14

131A

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA

Hilary is a great teacher. When she wants to push you to the next level, she gives a lot of encouragement instead of criticism. She is very observant and tries to draw out the unique abilities of each student. Highly recommended. (No textbook was used for this class).

7/30/14

Drawing 121

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedA

This teacher was incredible. She was extraordinary at building people up and pushing your artwork into the next level. I left this class with a decent portfolio and the best portrait I have ever drawn (as an experienced artist). TAKE this TEACHER!

6/11/14

ART-131A-0--2727

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Put genuine effort into your drawings, and you will do well. Hilary always gives helpful advice in a kind manner. Really cares about her students. I learned a lot from her and hope to take another drawing class of hers again soon. No textbook, and homework is minimal.

12/10/13

ART 117

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I love this woman to pieces! I had her twice (basic design and drawing) and she loves art and her students. She's very nice, outgoing and helpful. I learned a lot from her and I don't think I could ever thank her enough.

10/28/12

ART131

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hillary was such a great teacher, she showed exactly how to what was expected for our work and she helped A LOT and has really good comments on how to perfect something that you miss by being so close physically looking at your work. She super nice and changes the way your art form is for the best! I'm taking her again soon

8/6/12

Art131

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hillary is a very encouraging and inspiring teacher! There were some classes that weren't as fun as others, but they were part of the technical side of art. I had a chance to be creative on a few occasions and learned so much about the basics that I needed. I looked forward to every class!

6/12/12

ART117

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hillary is very nice and helpful. Almost weekly projects with a lot of flexibility for personal expression. Group critiques given for every project completed and a group project for the final. One will grow in understanding if you push yourself to really go beyond the obvious.

5/5/12

ART117

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Teacher assigns projects almost weekly. Only cursory presentation of adademic ideas underpinning assignmnets. Been in departmnet a long time and has a bored stale attitude. Easy grader if you complete assignmnets in some fashion on time. Ceramics is specialty, not qualified to instruct other diciplines. Doesn't have own art projects underway.

3/12/12

ART131

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hillary is WONDERFUL! She is so helpful (to artist and "non-artist" alike) always has a kind and encouraging thing to say. GREAT for practical suggestions on where to go when you are stuck with a drawing. very accommodating when my drawings/supplies were stolen. LOVED this class, LOVED this professor, HIGHLY recommend!!!

11/17/11

ART117

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I adore Hillary! She is one of the best art teachers I've had at PCC. Helpful, understanding, friendly and fun! I can not stress enough how great of a teacher she is. You won't regret taking any of her classes.

7/26/11

ART231

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hillary is the best! She's encouraging, helpful, and has a great attitude about teaching. She understands everyone is there for a different reason and tries to keep the course relevant regardless of your major. She grades based on effort and personal progress: "I will only ever compare you to yourself" she says- and it's true. Highly recommended!

6/17/11

ART131

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hillary is so, so nice, and really cares about her students. I never saw her angry or irritated, even with difficult students. Always supportive. I would have like a little more "pushing" and instruction in techniques, but it was intro to drawing. Nearly everyone likes her, and she even remembered me (and my name) after the class! Highly recommend!

10/8/10

ART116

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She's the most supportive instructor I've ever had, and knows her material. Soft-spoken and encouraging, she conveys concepts without criticizing. She ignited a spark and completely inspired me.

6/20/10

Art115

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I took Hillary for art 115, 116, and drawing 131. I like her a lot. she is always there to help you if you need it and explains the assignments very clearly. She grades on progress and effort mostly. I enjoy her classes.

3/10/10

Art131

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hilary is a nice lady and a good teacher. She is very helpful if you ask her. She has a relaxing voice too.

8/7/09

ART116

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Very amiable and helpful when you need it. Plenty of time to get projects done, just don't fall behind because there are quite a few. I thought Color Theory would be a drag but it is a great outlet for your creativity!

6/29/09

art115

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

A very nice lady! Good at instructing as well. Not boring. Helpful. I got an A even though I turned half the things in late, and didnt come as often as i should have.

5/27/09

art116

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

She is really nice and shows you examples of all the assignments that are due. Got kind of boring sometimes, we just sit there and work on homework that should have finished before class. She want's to help you out as much as she can, pretty easy to talk to. Gives you great advice, and doesn't judge your work.

4/26/09

Art115

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Hillary is very good teacher to both advanced and beginner students. I was nervous about my artistic ability but if you follow instructions and listen to her lectures you'll do fine. Very helpful, kind, patient, and cheery.

4/24/07

Art115

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Teaches 115, 131 and 231 at PCC. Hillary is an easy-going teacher who I can imagine teaching any grade, young or old. Very smily and helpful. Likes to have classes do critiques of each others work. Every other week or so she pairs students into groups to critique each others work. Easy to get an A it seems. Keeps a website so its easy to follow.

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