I'm having a problem with my new art teacher, Ms B.
In August this year I was diagnosed with stress, anxiety and depression and I now see an adolescent psychologist. Since I feel down and feel too stressed out to do a lot of school work I've told quite a few of my teachers.
My mum decided to write a letter to Ms B as I find it hard to tell people straight to their face. Ms B said to me "OK, I'm not going to put any pressure on you. You can do whatever you want to do today" ('cos we have expressive, critical and design work to do).
I felt quite pleased and happy with her response. This lasted for another 6 days...
I wondered whether I should start a new painting 'cos the one I'd done, I had drawn the objects a bit too big to draw the rest of my objects (I had so far drawn a soup bowl with a handle and a scarf tucked in it). I went up to her to ask her what I should do. Her response was "Is this ALL you've done?!" so well, I just said yes. Then she started asking "Why is this line sloping?" (of the soup bowl). I'm not very good at giving direct responses unfortunately
. What I wanted to say was that that's the way it's supposed to be. Then she asked me "Why have you drawn a cup like this?!". Again, I just didn't know what to say, what I wanted to say was that it was a soup bowl, now a cup. But it was too late, she had drawn lines over it, shoved it back in my face and told me to change it. So I was basically wasting my time the entire period.
She has seen my soup bowl before, a few times. She was the one who tucked the scarf into it in the first place. I think she was wasting my time on purpose, well that's what it REALLY felt like. Well, she said she wouldn't put any pressure on me, so much for that.
One of my friends who is 17 and has left school said that they hated Ms B, and that she apparently used to pick on him. My friend likes to dress in a goth type of way.
One of my other friends said that they had Ms B for art one year. There were these two girls in his class, both who dressed "differently". She said they were both RUBBISH at drawing, and apparently one was really really good at drawing.
I again, dress in a slight gothic way. I don't expect to never face any unfair treatment about this as a lot of people are close minded but I didn't expect to get this from my art teacher. I'm a nice person and I've never done anything to her and I can draw well. I've never really felt like she liked me all that much, and now it definately feels like she really doesn't like me, I'm sure it wasn't just her having a "bad day".
I really don't know what to do about this, help