This thread is for sharing pictures of student work, classrooms, organization, really anything related to Art Education
Growing up, I always thought I would be an artist. Just a professional artist, somehow. After 5 years in the work force and attaining my AA degree, I am about to head off to receive a Bachelor's degree.
I always said I'd hate being an art teacher, but now my views have shifted somewhat. I work as a night custodian in a elementary school. The vibrancy of kids' artwork awes and interests me, and has somewhat led to my change in perspective of possibly teaching art.
My current view of being an art teacher is this:
-having the summer off to travel to art festivals and sell work is enticing
-the older I get, the less I think I would hate working with kids
-I love working with people
-teaching art seems practical
-would dealing with rowdy kids really be that bad?
Hey y’all! I’m new to reddit. Well, I’m kind of new to reddit. I used to be on reddit back in 2009/2010. I haven’t been on here in a long time and a lot has changed/I forgot how to navigate a lot. Haha!
Anyway, in those ten years, I graduated with a BFA and got my alt cert to teach art!!
Which brings me to my next thing. My parish doesn’t have a lesson plan for art teachers. I basically had to pull one out of my butt even after googling. I didn’t like any template I found.
So can anyone help me out? If there’s a thread already, I apologize! I’m still getting used to having this on my phone. 😂
If it helps, I teach 1st - 8th grade. 😱
Thanks again everyone!!
Arts-integration success is dependent on teacher collaboration. See what former arts-integration specialist, Barbara Brubaker has to say about art education and collaboration here www.alexisfoutz.com
I have a bachelor's degree in design, and I'm a year out of college looking for a career transition into teaching! I'm going back and forth between getting a masters for multiple subjects or one in Art.
I love everything about art and was inspired to become a graphic designer because of my art classes in high school. I also have a small amount of experience teaching art lessons. As for my interest in multiple subjects, I love working with kids and have already done observations for k-6 multiple subjects and really enjoyed it.
How difficult is it to find a job as an art teacher in CA? When it comes down to it, the main factor in my decision between multiple subjects and Art is how easy it would be to get a full-time job and how well the job pays. I really want to get a master's degree to improve my chances... if I want to go the art route, is this the right thing to do?