Art Education is a field that combines visual skills and teaching ability to help students of all ages learn art and design. A large portion of this field works in the K-12 arena, where a solid and relatively broad visual education is required in order to cover a wide range of subjects for all students. There is also considerable teaching taking place in colleges and universities, museums, and community centers across the country. Salaries and working formats will vary accordingly in this field. Most formal teaching jobs will require a graduate degree as well.
I’ve been thinking about this topic of scale my entire career, not just as a studio artist, but as a teacher and arts administrator who constantly has to create opportunities for others in the field while maintaining some sense of respect for my own creative ambitions.