At Othels Art Gallery & School of Art we know that no matter what your child’s career path may end up being, art education, knowlege, understanding and background enable children to seek out long-term career paths that will ultimately prepare them for an abundance of creative and crucial careers. Nintey percent of people who are not fully educated in art think that art is only a visual practice (paintings, sculptures, etc.), not knowing that art is associated with more carrers than any other skill, trade or ability. Art is involved with almost everything that is in our day to day life, from the floors we walk on, the doors we open, the cars we drive, company logos that we recognize on every building we pass as to the buildings the signs hang on themselves. The chairs we sit in, the tubs we bathe in, even to the silverware we eat with. Art is so much more than just a visual, it is a function. At Othels Art Gallery & School of Art we make learning and understanding these skills through art lessons fun knowing that these young artist will be able to thrive in what is called “the real world” with a successful career.
A FEW EXAMPLES OF ART RELATED CAREERS
– Fashion designer
– Graphic designer
– Interior designer
– Visual designer
– Exhibit builder
– Technical designer
– Food stylist
– Web designer
– Motion graphics
– Landscape architect
– Computer graphics artist
A NOVEMBER 2013 ARTICLE CLIP BY THE HUFFINGTON POST
According to a report by the National Endowment for the Arts, using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over the next seven years, job growth in the arts will exceed job growth as a whole, the report states. In fact, according to the report, artistic careers for painters, architects and photographers are expected to increase by 11 percent by 2018, compared to the projected 10 percent total increase in the American labor force.
Due to long-term structural changes, there will be approximately 2,196,100 people working in artist occupations in 2018 compared to 1,977,800 in 2008, the most recent year with data available, according to the report.
Certain arts industries are expected to see especially significant jobs growth. Jobs associated with museums, such as curators, archivists and technicians, are expected to rise 20 percent, or “much faster than average employment growth.” According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the public’s continued interest in arts, sciences, and history, when coupled with growing amounts of content and material to manage, will create demand for such jobs.