Art Teacher Job Information

By: Kayla Brehmer


Art teachers have many duties. They teach people techniques on drawing, painting, sculpting, collaging, and many other creative crafts. They also have to make sure that their students are learning, but also making sure they have fun. It is the art teacher's responsibility to teach the student how to be patient, make a masterpiece out of a mistake, and to express how they feel through a brush.


To become an art teacher working for a school or manager, you usually need to have a bachelor's degree in art education. After that, their knowledge is based on the experience they gain. If you are a self employed art teacher, it would be a good idea to have some sort of background knowledge, but it is not required.


In Wisconsin, the typical art teacher's salary ranges from $33,890 to $76,580 a year.

Job Outlook

An art teacher's outlook will depend on the population's interest in expression through art. Currently, Wisconsin has great employment opportunities for potential art teachers.

Working Conditions

Art teachers working in a classroom usually spend 36 to 40 hours working, and 10 to 15 hours planning and preparing lessons.

Work Places

Art teachers have many possible workplaces. Most art teachers work in public/private schools, and community centers/institutes. On the other hand, personal art teachers may work form their own home or the home of their student.

Why I Picked This Job

I have loved art since I was little. It is simply amazing to me what one painting can say. It is a visual representation of raw emotion, and I love it. I could see myself doing this job, because it fits my interests, and I think I am great with people. I think it would be nice to be able to teach people something that I am passionate about. I hope that by doing this I could change a couple lives for the better.