Kim, a working Artist, shares what she likes most about her career as an artist, its challenges, the key decision she made that put her where she is today and her work-life balance. She does art because it makes her happy, but she doesn't encourage anyone to become an artist.
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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