The Greatness of Art: Education, Expression and Joy

Creating art can be such a wonderful outlet for anyone. It is easy to see why people want to be painters or sculptors or designers, as it can be a very fulfilling line of work. Because it is not just work, work, work – but a way of life. It is a way of really expressing yourself, which you do not get in every line of work. With art, you have the opportunity to really express how you feel, whether it is angry or sad or happy or just hoping to entertain or inform. You can let your imagination run wild and take you to new places and ideas that will only improve on your work. And you can use high fire glazes and low ones and everything in between to make what you need. Or you can just use watercolors on your canvas. You can be as expressive as you want to be, and in the way in which you feel it most accurately depicts your inner passion and thoughts.

And you have so many different options as an artist. You can choose to paint, whether it is with oil or watercolors. You can use bright and darker colors and tones to create an image that is arresting. If you are more into pottery, then you can look into lead-free glazes that make your final product that much better. Art is an intricate form, one that challenges everyone to push themselves to learn more and how to express it through different channels.

But for many, teaching art itself is one of the most rewarding aspects. You can use so many different tools to help children use their minds and think on their own. Whether it is determining what is interesting or good, or how to use different colors together, it is a great, rewarding experience to pass on the art form to others. You can have fun with it, such as using hump molds, and teach all at the same time.

So being an artist has many perks. You have the chance to be your own person, and explore your own dreams and desires. Or you may have the teaching mindset, where you can pass down all of the important aspects of art to the next generation. Whichever way you lean, it is a truly wonderful profession for those who have a strong passion for it all.