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