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Transcript of Art Teacher
What does this career involve?
The mention of an art teacher usually means a teacher of visual arts. An art teacher may work in a school, college, university, or even give private lessons. In any of these positions, an art teacher will, over time, be likely to address the basic areas on how to create visual arts using various media. As well, focuses on the different genres and historical events related to art.
An art teacher helps students to understand the techniques and processes involved in using various media and providing the students opportunities to actually experience using these media.
Education required to obtain this career
Develop a Range of Artistic Skills
Art teachers need to show skills and experience in various styles and subjects. They should be able to demonstrate the basic skills of any types of art mediums, like watercolour or charcoal.
Earn a Bachelor's Degree
Students can become art teachers by either completing a bachelor's degree program in art education or obtain a bachelor's degree in art and then complete a teacher education program. Many students concentrate in a specific art-related field, such as art history, graphic arts, painting, or digital art.
Complete a Teacher Education Program
These include teacher education preparation programs so college students can earn their credentials and begin teaching after graduation. It requires students to complete supplemental courses in lesson planning, classroom management and teaching methods.
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A student could pursue a secondary pathway if they have a very strong interest in art and want to continue into university by taking the visual arts course in all four years of high school. For post-secondary pathways, colleges and universities offer a variety of art courses in which students can explore their interests.
A few examples are:
University of Toronto
for Anthropology (Arts)
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
for Bachelor of Applied Arts
for Material and Design
There are many personal benefits to becoming an art teacher. The teacher is able to communicate with students of any ages. They are able to teach skills of art and enjoy their jobs from the passion of art. Teaching will allow a platform to share their passion and allow them to play an active roll on inspiring others. A teacher is able to share their knowledge and influence their students from the attention they are giving to them. Some students might even be able to have the ability to pursue intellectual interests in that specific art.
by: Vanessa VAjo
I believe that someone would want to pursue this career path, because their influence as a child might have been very beneficial and their passion might have grown even stronger as they grew up from experiences. As well, someone might have always had an interest in becoming a teacher and enjoyed teaching others from inspiration of their very own teachers, especially their art teachers.
The media could include anything from pencil to paint to clay to pastels to dyes, etc. The techniques and processes might include, for example, brush strokes, smudging, sketching, painting, sculpting etc. The career of an art teacher involves the knowledge of art. Especially, helping students develop their artistic skills by cultivating creative expression and fostering an understanding of textures, shapes and colors. Most importantly understanding the principles of art and design. The majority of an art teacher's work entails guiding students through different projects of any form of art.
Art teachers help students develop their artistic skills by cultivating creative expression and encouraging an understanding of textures, shapes and colours. The majority of an art teacher's work involves guiding students through different projects in ceramics, sculpture, painting and other areas. Some also teach art history and introduce students to the works of master artists.
Obtain a Teacher's Certification
Applicants must pass basic skill tests in math and reading, in addition to demonstrating capability in art, media and design. Requirements vary by state and by public and private schools.
Gain Experience Teaching
Completing an internship, volunteering as an art teacher for community children's programs or working as a substitute teacher may provide prospective art teachers with valuable teaching experience and networking opportunities.
Secondary & Post-Secondary Pathway
Example of this career
Education Required in Order to Obtain this career
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Visual Arts program need to select specialized courses in art theory and practices as well as courses in ceramics, printmaking, sculpture and art history studies.
For example, students needs to complete a minor (4 courses) in one of the following areas:
Design and Technology
- Health and Physical Education
- Humanities and Social Sciences
*Students need to contact the School of Art, Architecture and Design to discuss their second learning area within the first year of study
Employed at OCAD University
- A part of the Faculty of Art
- Instructor for printmaking
- Printmaking involves a variety of different processes, for instance: Intaglio, Relief Print, Lithography, Screenprint, and monotype.
- It's a simple process that includes four tools, a sheet of linoleum, a carving tool, ink, and a roller.
Impacts on students:
- They have a greater emotional investment in their work and classes
- students work more diligently and learn from each other
- Teachers collaborate more with the students
Arts are not just expressive and affective, they develop essential thinking tools, such as; pattern recognition and development, mental representations of what is observed or imagined, symbolic, and metaphorical representations. As well, a careful observation of the world, and the abstraction from complexity.