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The art of teaching art

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Art is a skill expressed in the in many forms, understood by the eye of lover and felt by the heart of a child. These are the words that describe art and its beauteous forms. Art is something that is inborn in an individual but this inborn talent can be sharpened by proper education and guidance. It is here where the role of an art teacher comes in. An art teacher's job is an educational job, but is very different from other similar jobs.

The art teacher equips the students with the skills to capture various outlooks of the world, which is, in a very unique manner appealing to our various senses. The art teacher helps the student to think uniquely and express his imagination in different colors, sizes and shapes. The art teacher helps the students by guiding them in expressing their ideas in a creative way. An art teacher can work in museum education jobs, art education jobs, music education jobs, etc.

Job types:

The jobs in education field for an art teacher are plenty and can be easily found under dance education job listings, theatre education job listings, etc. in local newspapers and online. As there is an increase in the use of internet, digital, multi media and other modern technologies, there are increasing job opportunities for art teachers having knowledge of computers, digital cameras, scanners and other new technologies.

The goal is basically to identify highly motivated and responsible mentors who can be proved as role models for the students in learning arts. The requirements are the basic qualities and skills like positive attitude, self-motivated, having responsible nature, possessing strong inter-personal skills, and knowledge. You should be acquiring a wide range of artistic abilities, proficiency in art related subjects like graphic design, arts and its history, digital arts, etc.


For becoming an art teacher a bachelorís degree in arts from a reputed institution is required. As it is one of the high paying jobs in education field, an art teacher is required to possess immense talent and should have a keen eye to identify the same in his/her students.

Prior experience of teaching arts to school students is preferred when applying for an art teacherís job. Art teachers of high caliber are quite rare and due to this in the educational field as well as other art institutions like museums, dance schools etc. art teachers are always in demand. That is why the payments are also quite high.

Career Outlook:

Artist employment is expected to grow faster and faster. Competition for art jobs in education is expected to grow in all specialties as the number of people possessing creative abilities and interest in teaching arts is expected to exceed the number of jobs available in the market. Even though the competition is prevailing in the world of arts, the employers and clients as individuals always look for talented, creative and experienced art teachers.

Income and Future:

Salaries of art teacher may vary by location, the type of institution they are employed in, acquired qualification and experience. The art education jobs New York are regarded as one of the highest paying art jobs in the world and are widely desired after by many art teachers and professionals.

For anyone with a love of arts like music, dancing, sculpture, drawing, etc. an art teacherís job is very well suited to explore the realms of a world with no boundaries and only imagination and creativity.
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