Teacher - Art
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, brushes, palette knives, 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.
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.
- artistic talent
- enjoy teaching and creative work
- enthusiasm, patience and tact
- good communication skills
- a commitment to ongoing professional development
- high-level creative and organisational skills
- enjoy working with young people
- prepared to work outside of school hours.