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In one sense, the most important art profession of all is art teaching. For it's teachers who discover and bring forth the hidden potential of the future artist, designer, or architect. Equally important, Art Teachers train the art public - building an audience for art by training people to understand and enjoy what the artist creates. What subjects you teach depends upon where you teach. In a primary or secondary school you'll probably be expected to teach a wide variety of subjects, particularly if you're the only art teacher in your school. You could teach drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, fabric design, stage design, fashion illustration, and perhaps even more. However, if the school is big enough to support more than one art teacher, then you may be able to specialize in a few favorite subjects.

Contributed by Barbara Labrosse - SUNY Oswego