What is an Art Instructor?


Art Instructor Job Description

Art instructors are responsible for helping students understand, interpret and create works of art. Art instructors teach art history, art appreciation and various methods of artistic expression.



Typical Job Duties

• Liaise with other instructors

• Prepare course plans and related reference materials

• Plan art class content in such a way that it is appropriate for the level of ability of the students

• Make supply and equipment recommendations to those who oversee the program budget

• Explain and demonstrate artistic techniques

• Encourage students to develop artistic ideas



Relevant Scholarships 

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as an Art Instructor. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!


Becoming an Art Historian: Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for getting your start in this line of work. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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