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    Art TEACHER

    I just thought this would be something interesting to talk about. what do you guys think about combining work and art all in one? what are your ideas and opnions on being an art teacher. the idea seems both appealing and annoying at the moment to me. teachers are alwasy in need...but art is generally an "elective" type course...unless of course your lucky enough to land a job at a college that is art based.

    Would the idea of inspireing a new generation of artists appeal to you? i think it would be interesting to have the chance to inspire people. i wish i had more open minded art teachers when i was in highschool...maybe i would have done better and paid better attention.

    so yeah. what do you think about art teachers? (and if you want throw in some other careers that involve art but arnt revolved around getting commisions or anything like that.)


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    I have to admit that the idea of telling other people their work is meaningless garbage does appeal to me on a certain level.

    I've never had an art class (not since high school, when I was far, far to smart and advanced to listen to anything an experienced artist had to say), but I hear a lot of horror stories. I think people's reaction to the words "art teacher" is gonna be a pretty mixed bag.

    But no, I wouldn't want to.

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    its fine if i get a mixed reaction. i just want to get a general idea to how its perceived.

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    I had clueless art teachers and I had awesome ninja art teachers, all making roughly the same wages in different colleges/schools, but I still know nothing, so make of that what you will.

    Best "art teacher" I ever met was a complete loon, so I'm not sure where I stand on this really...

    I'm just a student/noob though so take whatever I say with a bit of "noob filter" at least.

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    That's an odd question. I don't think I'd personally ever consider being an art teacher. It just seems like you'd be spending so much time going over the same thing so often that you would'nt have much time to explore things yourself.

    I do admire teachers in the highest degree, though. Not just full time teachers, but even people on CA are teachers to me. The tidbits I've been told from people on here has been more useful than any professional art instruction I've had.
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    I'm unclear..are you considering a path in art education? I don't think any career in education is wrong, if of course you are doing because you really want to enrich people's lives. Yeah, security and $$$ is nice too
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    My father is an art teacher and can't afford anything... *sigh*

    Teachers dont make enough money here in the US.
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    Teaching art is just about the best gig in the world as far as I'm concerned. Just be prepared to have to deal with attitudes. Those are about all that can ruin your day. One thing to consider is what age level of student you want to work with. I work at the middle school level so the hormones permeate the very air, but for the most part the kids are tolerable and I've met some few kids with suprisingly mature drawing skills.
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    i used to give my art teacher hell in highschool. ohh boy. He couldnt turn his back for 5 min without some clay flying.

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    Its very likely I become a full time art teacher almost immediatley after I graduate...teaching lower levels of course. Few reasons, one of two most important ones are that in Singapore, the standards of teaching art (skills on a commercial sense) are almost non existent. Precisely because there's no "standard" a lot of art teachers bring in experience from the industry and its more flexible both for the teacher and student.

    2nd reason I'll keep to myself Its a contract thing with the government.
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    I could see myself doing it if I wanted a steady job

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    I would really like to teach art art to kids. The good part would be the kids that are really interested in art would be fun to teach. The downside would be that the ones that don't like art would annoy the hell out of me.

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    I have never had an art teacher in highschool who taught me anything drawingwise. They would tell us: 'next project is gouache, format is this, theme is that' and we were on our own from there. We had some very very basic 2 point perspective at one point (out of the 4 years of art I took in highschool). I've pretty much been self taught till college where I took fashion design so we had quite intensive figure drawing and drape drawing the first year and after that, we were on our own again. But then we were told any figure below 9 heads high was crap.

    I my experience, most art classes are about forcing students to do projects and then rate them, not about guiding them in the process and give them tips and critiques.

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    Art instructors are either good or bad. If you happen to be better than your instructor then something might be wrong. I really think the higher-ups at colleges/universities should look beyond the credentials and focus on the quality of the work these artists produce. But those higher-ups should know what they're looking at in the first place.

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