What does an Art Teacher do?

Art teachers work in primary and secondary schools providing instruction on drawing, coloring, painting, and art history. They plan lessons on art and art history per learning objectives and prepare the classroom by gathering and setting up equipment, materials, and supplies. They develop students’ drawing, coloring, and painting techniques and provide instruction using media including graphite and charcoal pencils or oil, acrylic, and watercolor paints.

Art teachers demonstrate procedures and techniques to students and teach art history instruction. Art teachers assign and grade projects and examinations and record and report on student progress. They must ensure the classroom is clean after each lesson, and they monitor inventory and source new supplies as needed. Art teachers attend faculty and parent-teacher meetings and strive to improve and enhance the department. Art teachers need a bachelor's degree in fine arts with teaching qualifications or an equivalent.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Art Teacher Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹21,622 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: ₹22T
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Art Teacher Career Path

Learn how to become an Art Teacher, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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The Richardson SchoolThe Richardson School
Art Therapist
1 Aug 2019

“Sometimes the work load was drastic in comparison to other case loads in the art therapy career path.”

Sound ( WA)Sound ( WA)
Art Therapist
16 Dec 2020

“I truly wanted to work there my whole career because I love the population but they make it literally impossible.”

ETS Express
Art Department
10 Feb 2021

“There is no career growth conversations or an explanation of how to grow within the team.”

Sunny Art CentreSunny Art Centre
Art Teaching
23 Oct 2019

“He quickly realised I am capable and 2 lessons in he went to China for a month and left me running his classes solo.”

Art Plus Studio
Art Instructor
22 Jul 2021

“you got to have imput on the days/hours you could work and pay was decent”

Bard CollegeBard College
Dance Teacher/Choreographer
11 Nov 2020

“Great people and a good work”

American United School of Kuwait
Theater Teacher
27 Oct 2020

“Current salary reductions are really difficult.”

Art Teacher
20 Aug 2020

“Proactive at finding work and creating opportunities.”

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