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 areasorder and maintain art resources and materials within the budget allowancedemonstrate the use of art materials and tools such as oils, watercolours, palettes and palette knives, brushes, pens, pencils, dyes, clay, fabric, canvas and paperinspire students and assist them to develop their creativity and self-expression through various art forms and mediaarrange for exhibitions of student work in and out of school.
- 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.