visual arts teacher


Visual arts teachers instruct students in various styles of visual arts, such as drawing, painting, and sculpting, in a recreational context. They provide students with an overview of art history, but primarily utilise a practice-based approach in their courses, in which they assist students to experiment with and master different artistic techniques, and encourage them to develop their own style.

Alternative label

  • educator in visual arts

  • specialist teacher in visual arts

  • arts and crafts teacher

  • visual arts educator

  • painting teacher

  • specialist visual arts teacher

  • arts and crafts instructor

  • teacher of visual arts

  • visual arts instructor

  • instructor of arts and crafts

  • sculpture teacher

  • instructor of visual arts

Regulatory aspect

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