Average 2.75 based on 53 professor ratings
Vivian Gottheim is a Fine Arts professor at Marianopolis College located in Westmount, Quebec. When comparing Vivian Gottheim's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Vivian Gottheim's ratings are below the average of 4.16 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Marianopolis College is 4.1 stars.
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She can be extremely rude and not even realize it. Has very little empathy for people`s difficulties. Very full of herself and of her certainties but not open to different modes of expression or to the fact that not everybody likes what she does.

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Shes a strange grader, a little overly academic for art. Ive had many art classes and she succeeds in being the worst art teacher ive had. She doesnt provide new comers good advice, but keeps the level of the class very low. This gives people very little room from creativity. Most importantly, her classes are repetitive, we dont vary in subjects very often. I did drawing, and we went from drawing boxes in the begining to bottles in the end... Also, a lot of homework !

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She's not as bad as everyone said...As long as you listen to the instructions you''ll be more than okay. I had never taken an art class before in my entire life and i ended up getting high 80's. Just

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She's not as bad as everyone said...As long as you listen to the instructions you''ll be more than okay. I had never taken an art class before in my entire life and i ended up getting high 80's. Just

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Very confusing. You'll show her your work and then says "I like ___" or "I would suggest you do ___". Then you do it and you end up with "lack of originality" or a just a bad grade...

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Very confusing. You'll show her your work and then says "I like ___" or "I would suggest you do ___". Then you do it and you end up with "lack of originality" or a just a bad grade...

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Fair to hard grader. Getting on her good side will help but getting 90% is almost impossible if you are not particularly talented. Asks for a lot of material: intro to studio art can cost up to 150$

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Fair to hard grader. Getting on her good side will help but getting 90% is almost impossible if you are not particularly talented. Asks for a lot of material: intro to studio art can cost up to 150$

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get on her good side and you'll pass with flying colours.

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get on her good side and you'll pass with flying colours.

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Awful old hag. However, I did learn to think outside the box (I'm not sure that it's because of her or Garaway but I'll give her some credit). Absolute witch though. Usually, she berates students' art

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god i got for for intr to studio art for my complementary. always wanted to take this course but now that i read the reviews dont know anymore :S Im going in my first year health sciences

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She's a very easy grader. I had NO experience in drawing when I took her class and managed a pretty good overall grade. Very helpful during office hours too! She can be harsh if you slack off though.

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She's a very easy grader. I had NO experience in drawing when I took her class and managed a pretty good overall grade. Very helpful during office hours too! She can be harsh if you slack off though.

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Very helpful teacher. Like many of you said, she's brutally honest but that's not necessarily a bad thing! Also, don't slack off just because it's an art class, it really makes a difference.

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Very helpful teacher. Like many of you said, she's brutally honest but that's not necessarily a bad thing! Also, don't slack off just because it's an art class, it really makes a difference.

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Not very nice. Can't teach.

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Not very nice. Can't teach.

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She is a wonderful teacher and a great artist. I learned a lot about visual arts in her class. i learn about myself as a human being and how arts can affect life in general. Thank you very much Ms Gottheim.

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She is a wonderful teacher and a great artist. I learned a lot about visual arts in her class. i learn about myself as a human being and how arts can affect life in general. Thank you very much Ms Gottheim.

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AVOID! Tactless. If you don't do what she says and agree with what she thinks, then she gives you lower marks. Discourages originality, shuts you down if it isn't her way. HORRIBLE TEACHER AND PERSON!

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i enjoyed taking drawing 1 with her; she marks on what she teaches, so of course you have to show that you've learned something from the techniques she shows, not just creative drawing

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i enjoyed taking drawing 1 with her; she marks on what she teaches, so of course you have to show that you've learned something from the techniques she shows, not just creative drawing

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if you don't do it her way, its wrong. and if she decides for a random reason that she doesnt like you, she gives you bad marks no matter how hard you work. and she insults your work a lot.

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if you don't do it her way, its wrong. and if she decides for a random reason that she doesnt like you, she gives you bad marks no matter how hard you work. and she insults your work a lot.

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She is ridiculously irresponsible for a teacher and horrible at communicating. She gives good grades but does not know how to use a computer and so for that, she could totally screw you over.

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she gets you to see things that you wouldn't have noticed on your own, overall a good teacher

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she gets you to see things that you wouldn't have noticed on your own, overall a good teacher

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doesnt teach...just comments on what you're doing wrong... good artists will do well and well those who cant draw wont learn with her...

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Had her a couple years ago and going to class always depressed me. She's really critical of others (never of herself), and for an art teacher, she doesn't seem to encourage creativity. It's all about what she thinks.

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Vague in her assighnment objectives, but if you can convince her that your project is good (valid reasons) she'll accept it. She's willing to grade work after the deadline with minimal penalities and disscuss final grade.

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Vague in her assighnment objectives, but if you can convince her that your project is good (valid reasons) she'll accept it. She's willing to grade work after the deadline with minimal penalities and disscuss final grade.

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she seems very kind at the begining...but! she is actually a hypocritical!!! if u want high marks! listen! just do what she wants for ur work(even u dont like it that way)

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she seems very kind at the begining...but! she is actually a hypocritical!!! if u want high marks! listen! just do what she wants for ur work(even u dont like it that way)

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Not direct in her approach to students. Lacks courage. Bites from behind.

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Not direct in her approach to students. Lacks courage. Bites from behind.

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She's OK. The key to success is doing what SHE wants not what YOU think will work. She grades fairly but try hard to meet her rather vague objectives to succeed

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She's OK. The key to success is doing what SHE wants not what YOU think will work. She grades fairly but try hard to meet her rather vague objectives to succeed

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she doesnt care about your inprovement. only likes you if you are good. very hypocritical-1 day your work in wonderful,then she gives you a 60.

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she doesnt care about your inprovement. only likes you if you are good. very hypocritical-1 day your work in wonderful,then she gives you a 60.

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Pretend that you're making an effort and she'll love you... If you show your true feelings about art (ie, WHO CARES!?!) she'll notice and destroy you.

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Pretend that you're making an effort and she'll love you... If you show your true feelings about art (ie, WHO CARES!?!) she'll notice and destroy you.

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Show efforts and you will be fine. She can be harsh on her comments. Not a fair marker, all depends on if she likes your work or no.

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she's really not that great, I wanna see some of her work...and bash it!

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she's really not that great, I wanna see some of her work...and bash it!

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Quality, talent, creativity count for a lot more than effort. She has high expectations. If painting doesn't come naturally, you need to work very hard.

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Quality, talent, creativity count for a lot more than effort. She has high expectations. If painting doesn't come naturally, you need to work very hard.

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high expectation from students, not really interesting exercise, boring,

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high expectation from students, not really interesting exercise, boring,

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EZIEST TEACHER! U put effort into ur DRAWINGS! And u ace it. I have a 97 avg. EZ

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EZIEST TEACHER! U put effort into ur DRAWINGS! And u ace it. I have a 97 avg. EZ

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