Brian, an Illustrator who also works as a Paint Associate at Home Depot, describes what he likes most about his work, its challenges, his "aha!" moment, and whether it's hard to get a job in his field. He loves creating new characters and worlds, but it can be challenging to match his clients' visions.
Craft and fine artists use a variety of materials and techniques to create art for sale and exhibition. Craft artists create handmade objects, such as pottery, glassware, textiles, or other objects that are designed to be functional. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, create original works of art for their aesthetic value, rather than a functional one.
Long-term on-the-job training
Some craft and fine artists learn on the job from more experienced artists. Others attend non-credit classes or workshops or take private lessons, which may be offered in artists’ studios or at community colleges, art centers, galleries, museums, or other art-related institutions.
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