|Art Room Still Life by Alexa Clark. Image via Flickr, courtesy of Alexa Clark.|
What inspired you to become an art teacher? The New York Times will soon publish a piece by Holland Cotter on his his path to becoming an esteemed art critic for the Grey Lady. The paper has put out a call for stories from visual arts professionals of all stripes on how you came to your career. They want to hear from you whether you are an art teacher, a museum security guard, a photographer, a painter.
Though my family was more than supportive of my choice to pursue a career in the arts, others have faced seemingly insurmountable odds to pursue their passion in this field. That is one reason that the arts are a great place to work. You may become a banker just for the money, but if you're in the arts, it's more than likely that you are in the field for the love of it.
I can't wait to see what The Times publishes for this feature, and maybe even one story will demonstrate to a budding artist or curator (or art teacher) that their dream is not so crazy after all, and a dream worth pursuing.