Professional Practice

I’m an Art Teacher – and Proud of it!

If you had to define our role as art educators in a few short words or images, how would you do it? There are so many misconceptions about teaching art, and also so many wonderful things we are proud to share.

Here is our humble attempt to summarize a few of the different ways the world views art teachers!



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What makes ‘what you do’ in the art room special?

Any funny misconceptions that others have about you? 

Magazine articles and podcasts are opinions of professional education contributors and do not necessarily represent the position of the Art of Education University (AOEU) or its academic offerings. Contributors use terms in the way they are most often talked about in the scope of their educational experiences.


Jessica Balsley

Jessica Balsley is AOEU’s Founder and a former AOEU Writer and elementary art educator. She is passionate about helping art teachers enhance their lives and careers through relevant professional development.

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