Teacher - Art

Summary

Art teachers in secondary schools teach students the practical skills, theory and history of art. Students receive tuition in aspects such as painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture and ceramics.

Duties & Tasks

Art teachers in secondary schools may perform the following tasks:

  • undertake general teaching tasks (see the separate entry for Teacher - Secondary)
  • set up and maintain facilities such as photographic darkrooms, kilns for ceramic work, studios and storage areas
  • order and maintain art resources and materials within the budget allowance
  • demonstrate the use of art materials and tools such as oils, watercolours, palettes and palette knives, brushes, pens, pencils, dyes, clay, fabric, canvas and paper
  • inspire students and assist them to develop their creativity and self-expression through various art forms and media
  • arrange for exhibitions of student work in and out of school.

Specialisations

Private Art Teacher

A private art teacher instructs individual students in the practice, theory and history of art. They usually specialise in one aspect of art and teach from their own home or studio.

Personal Requirements

  • artistic talent
  • enjoy creative work
  • enthusiastic, patient and tactful
  • good communication skills
  • a commitment to ongoing professional development
  • creativity
  • good organisational skills
  • enjoy teaching and working with young people
  • prepared to work outside of school hours.

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