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ARTIST: After Ten Years My Studio Practice Has Come Into Its Own

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Kim is a working Artist. She's presently working with her son developing an embroidery series that will be exhibited in Dallas. Her career path as an Artists has been a long, one including taking jobs not a all related to art, but that allowed her the time for her studio practice. Despite have solid artistic training, she didn't realize how long it would take her to develop her work and the confidence to show it off.

School: Coopers Union - Coopers Union
Job Title: Artist
Employer: Self-Employed

Job Summary: Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators

Job Description

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.

On-the-Job Training

Long-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

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.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$20,000 - $60,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Flexible, Irregular, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Remote, Outdoor, Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Creativity, Artistic, Technical skills, People skills, Networking, Hand-eye coordination, Likes working with hands

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m='14230'>six-year-old</span> <span m='15140'>son</span> <span m='15460'>and</span> <span m='15856'>we</span> <span m='16650'>work</span> <span m='17080'>together.</span> <span m='17630'>And</span> <span m='18310'>he'll</span> <span m='18920'>make</span> <span m='19480'>a</span> <span m='19580'>drawing</span> <span m='20160'>on</span> <span m='20340'>a</span> <span m='20510'>piece</span> <span m='20730'>of</span> <span m='20830'>cloth</span> <span m='21370'>and</span> <span m='21510'>then</span> <span m='21710'>I</span> <span m='22070'>will</span> <span m='24610'>embroider</span> <span m='25000'>it.</span> <span m='25340'>And</span> <span m='25600'>then</span> <span m='25730'>I</span> <span m='25840'>dye</span> <span m='26295'>the</span> <span m='26750'>pieces.</span> <span m='29730'>And</span> <span m='30120'>then</span> <span m='30320'>he'll</span> <span m='30590'>maybe</span> <span m='30880'>make</span> <span m='31150'>some</span> <span m='31270'>more</span> <span m='31450'>drawing</span> <span m='32189'>and</span> <span m='32560'>then</span> <span m='32643'>I'll</span> <span m='32726'>make</span> <span m='32810'>some</span> <span m='32970'>more</span> <span m='33120'>drawing.</span> <span m='33495'>And</span> <span m='33870'>we</span> <span m='34270'>sort</span> <span m='34365'>of</span> <span m='34460'>arrive</span> <span m='34620'>at</span> <span m='34825'>a</span> <span m='35030'>piece.</span> </p><p><span m='36406'>And</span> <span m='37720'>I</span> <span m='37830'>make</span> <span m='38010'>lots</span> <span m='38200'>of</span> <span m='38390'>these.</span> <span m='39190'>And</span> <span m='40020'>they're</span> <span m='40400'>sort</span> <span m='40470'>of</span> <span m='40540'>an</span> <span m='40770'>interesting</span> <span m='44160'>combination</span> <span m='44690'>of</span> <span m='44800'>uptight</span> <span m='45270'>parent</span> <span m='45790'>and</span> <span m='46290'>loose</span> <span m='46740'>child.</span> <span m='48130'>And</span> <span m='50480'>yeah,</span> <span m='51000'>I</span> <span m='51350'>had</span> <span m='51415'>a</span> <span m='51530'>show</span> <span m='54490'>in</span> <span m='54880'>I</span> <span m='55020'>guess</span> <span m='55160'>August</span> <span m='55515'>of</span> <span m='55692'>this</span> <span m='55870'>work.</span> <span m='56337'>It</span> <span m='56804'>was</span> <span m='57271'>really</span> <span m='57504'>well</span> <span m='57738'>received.</span> <span m='57971'>So</span> <span m='58205'>I'm</span> <span m='58672'>making</span> <span m='59139'>some</span> <span m='59374'>more.</span> </p><p><span m='59610'>I</span> <span m='59860'>went</span> <span m='60090'>to</span> <span m='60200'>art</span> <span m='60470'>school</span> <span m='62030'>at</span> <span m='62370'>the</span> <span m='62690'>Cooper</span> <span m='63050'>Union</span> <span m='63360'>in</span> <span m='63670'>New</span> <span m='64120'>York,</span> <span m='64459'>which</span> <span m='64650'>is</span> <span m='64787'>a</span> <span m='64925'>free</span> <span m='65200'>art</span> <span m='65600'>school,</span> <span m='66000'>in</span> <span m='68930'>the</span> <span m='69000'>'90s.</span> <span m='71290'>So</span> <span m='71660'>for</span> <span m='71730'>the</span> <span m='71800'>past</span> <span m='72140'>10</span> <span m='72350'>years,</span> <span m='72720'>I've</span> <span m='72830'>been</span> <span m='73110'>sort</span> <span m='73360'>of</span> <span m='73590'>like</span> <span m='75150'>teaching</span> <span m='77750'>art</span> <span m='77920'>to</span> <span m='78090'>kids</span> <span m='78760'>and</span> <span m='79100'>working</span> <span m='79450'>in</span> <span m='79550'>various--</span> <span m='80040'>I</span> <span m='80525'>worked</span> <span m='80767'>for</span> <span m='80888'>the</span> <span m='81010'>Concord</span> <span m='81235'>Press,</span> <span m='81460'>which</span> <span m='81600'>is</span> <span m='82030'>a</span> <span m='82100'>etching</span> <span m='82170'>publisher.</span> <span m='82940'>I</span> <span m='83050'>worked</span> <span m='83520'>for</span> <span m='83860'>a</span> <span m='83960'>while</span> <span m='84410'>as</span> <span m='84890'>a</span> <span m='85015'>art</span> <span m='85140'>fashion</span> <span m='85580'>designer</span> <span m='86180'>in</span> <span m='86270'>New</span> <span m='86370'>York.</span> </p><p><span m='87300'>I've</span> <span m='87670'>done</span> <span m='87770'>all</span> <span m='87890'>sorts</span> <span m='88120'>of</span> <span m='88380'>jobs,</span> <span m='88750'>but</span> <span m='88860'>always</span> <span m='89160'>leaving</span> <span m='89370'>time</span> <span m='89590'>for</span> <span m='89780'>my</span> <span m='90200'>studio</span> <span m='90460'>practice.</span> <span m='91380'>And</span> <span m='92040'>I</span> <span m='92110'>feel</span> <span m='92260'>like</span> <span m='92430'>now</span> <span m='92650'>that</span> <span m='92810'>I'm</span> <span m='93310'>in</span> <span m='93380'>my</span> <span m='93510'>late</span> <span m='93770'>30s</span> <span m='94240'>and</span> <span m='94350'>I</span> <span m='94670'>have</span> <span m='95940'>a</span> <span m='96400'>kid</span> <span m='96460'>and</span> <span m='96800'>I've</span> <span m='96930'>gone</span> <span m='96960'>to</span> <span m='96990'>graduate</span> <span m='97370'>school,</span> <span m='97770'>like</span> <span m='97990'>my</span> <span m='98220'>studio</span> <span m='98530'>practice</span> <span m='99180'>has</span> <span m='99360'>kind</span> <span m='99430'>of</span> <span m='99500'>like</span> <span m='99580'>come</span> <span m='99780'>into</span> <span m='100020'>its</span> <span m='100170'>own.</span> <span m='100370'>But</span> <span m='101310'>for</span> <span m='101660'>anybody</span> <span m='101950'>who</span> <span m='102040'>wants</span> <span m='102260'>to</span> <span m='102370'>be</span> <span m='102500'>an</span> <span m='102590'>artist,</span> <span m='102920'>it</span> <span m='102990'>just</span> <span m='103180'>really</span> <span m='103340'>takes</span> <span m='103610'>a</span> <span m='103731'>long</span> <span m='103852'>time</span> <span m='104095'>to</span> <span m='104337'>sort</span> <span m='104580'>of</span> <span m='105065'>figure</span> <span m='105307'>out</span> <span m='105550'>who</span> <span m='105711'>you</span> <span m='105873'>really</span> <span m='106035'>are.</span> </p><p><span m='107490'>You</span> <span m='107580'>have</span> <span m='107700'>to</span> <span m='107780'>get</span> <span m='107880'>a</span> <span m='107980'>training.</span> <span m='109910'>And</span> <span m='110300'>you</span> <span m='110380'>just</span> <span m='110610'>have</span> <span m='110670'>to</span> <span m='110770'>learn</span> <span m='111080'>a</span> <span m='111110'>lot</span> <span m='111290'>of</span> <span m='111360'>stuff,</span> <span m='111970'>like</span> <span m='112140'>how</span> <span m='112310'>do</span> <span m='112370'>you</span> <span m='112460'>draw</span> <span m='113430'>or</span> <span m='114030'>how</span> <span m='114170'>to</span> <span m='114420'>use</span> <span m='114545'>these</span> <span m='114670'>other</span> <span m='114830'>processes</span> <span m='115470'>that</span> <span m='115570'>are</span> <span m='115660'>important</span> <span m='116200'>to</span> <span m='116540'>what</span> <span m='116770'>you</span> <span m='116920'>want</span> <span m='117050'>to</span> <span m='117150'>express.</span> <span m='117800'>And</span> <span m='117960'>then</span> <span m='118720'>for</span> <span m='118800'>that</span> <span m='118920'>to</span> <span m='119040'>actually</span> <span m='119390'>grow</span> <span m='119940'>into</span> <span m='120330'>something</span> <span m='120660'>that's</span> <span m='120860'>worthwhile,</span> <span m='123015'>it's</span> <span m='123470'>been</span> <span m='123925'>years.</span> </p><p><span m='124380'>So</span> <span m='124500'>you</span> <span m='124590'>do</span> <span m='124720'>all</span> <span m='124870'>kinds</span> <span m='125210'>of</span> <span m='125260'>different</span> <span m='125490'>work.</span> <span m='125740'>I've</span> <span m='125830'>worked</span> <span m='126020'>as</span> <span m='126120'>a</span> <span m='127430'>cook.</span> <span m='127930'>I've</span> <span m='128430'>been</span> <span m='128930'>a</span> <span m='129430'>nanny.</span> <span m='129930'>I've</span> <span m='130430'>been</span> <span m='131930'>a</span> <span m='132430'>teacher,</span> <span m='133430'>all</span> <span m='133680'>that</span> <span m='133930'>stuff.</span> <span m='134615'>But</span> <span m='134970'>I</span> <span m='135670'>was</span> <span m='135920'>always</span> <span m='136250'>reluctant</span> <span m='136670'>to</span> <span m='136740'>get</span> <span m='136930'>into</span> <span m='137210'>some</span> <span m='137470'>kind</span> <span m='137660'>of</span> <span m='137760'>like</span> <span m='137940'>very</span> <span m='138120'>demanding,</span> <span m='138590'>full-time</span> <span m='139190'>career</span> <span m='139600'>because</span> <span m='139900'>that</span> <span m='140090'>would</span> <span m='141690'>ruin</span> <span m='141822'>my</span> <span m='141955'>studio</span> <span m='142220'>practice.</span> </p><p><span m='142800'>I</span> <span m='142940'>guess</span> <span m='143150'>I</span> <span m='143210'>just</span> <span m='143390'>didn't</span> <span m='143590'>realize</span> <span m='143970'>how</span> <span m='144130'>long</span> <span m='144380'>it</span> <span m='144440'>would</span> <span m='144620'>take</span> <span m='144910'>to</span> <span m='145140'>sort</span> <span m='145370'>of</span> <span m='145530'>work</span> <span m='145780'>into</span> <span m='145960'>something</span> <span m='146400'>like</span> <span m='146650'>really</span> <span m='146920'>original.</span> <span m='147470'>It</span> <span m='147620'>just</span> <span m='147810'>takes</span> <span m='148010'>a</span> <span m='148050'>long</span> <span m='148200'>time</span> <span m='148340'>to</span> <span m='148480'>develop</span> <span m='148950'>not</span> <span m='149060'>only</span> <span m='149170'>the</span> <span m='149260'>work,</span> <span m='149396'>but</span> <span m='149533'>the</span> <span m='149670'>confidence</span> <span m='149900'>to</span> <span m='150388'>present</span> <span m='150632'>the</span> <span m='150876'>work</span> <span m='151038'>in</span> <span m='151201'>the</span> <span m='151364'>way</span> <span m='151608'>that</span> <span m='151852'>it</span> <span m='152096'>should</span> <span m='152340'>be.</span> <span m='152828'>But</span> <span m='153320'>that's</span> <span m='153620'>fine</span> <span m='153870'>because</span> <span m='154080'>you</span> <span m='154160'>have</span> <span m='154280'>all</span> <span m='154410'>kinds</span> <span m='154640'>of</span> <span m='154810'>experiences</span> <span m='155630'>along</span> <span m='155820'>the</span> <span m='155870'>way.</span> <span m='156240'>I</span> <span m='156495'>mean</span> <span m='156990'>it's</span> <span m='157180'>best</span> <span m='157510'>if</span> <span m='157600'>you</span> <span m='157720'>get</span> <span m='157870'>the</span> <span m='157930'>best</span> <span m='158200'>training</span> <span m='158410'>you</span> <span m='158540'>can</span> <span m='159010'>and</span> <span m='159330'>be</span> <span m='159680'>the</span> <span m='159940'>most</span> <span m='160190'>confident</span> <span m='160650'>that</span> <span m='160760'>you</span> <span m='160870'>can</span> <span m='161110'>right</span> <span m='161259'>out</span> <span m='161408'>of</span> <span m='161558'>the</span> <span m='161782'>gate.</span> <span m='162006'>But</span> <span m='162454'>that's</span> <span m='163350'>not</span> <span m='163650'>now</span> <span 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