Studio Art

Careers in Studio ArtsThe best jobs in fine and studio art are with design consultancies and interior decorators. Some entrepreneurs find that they are able to develop a personal portfolio and reputation that allows them to set up a design consultancy or practice. The most popular careers in fine and studio art include: Interior Design, Industrial Design, Teaching and Fine Arts. However, many professionals specialize in certain kinds of art like landscape or still life. Others choose to specialize by medium such as oils, watercolors or pastels. Still others who are interested in a specialty area such as interior design may opt for a specialization in wood, glass or other materials.

Studio Art Requirements

1). Discuss the following with your counselor:

  • What is Studio Art – where do we find this medium in society and what are 3 careers that are possible within it?

2). What does art mean to you explain to your counselor:

  • Elements of art: line, value, shape, form, space, color, and texture. Show examples of each element.
  • Discuss with your counselor the six principles of design: rhythm, balance, proportion, variety, emphasis, and unity.

3). Create or identify art pieces from at least four of these ways:

  • Pen and ink
  • Watercolors
  • Pencil
  • Pastels
  • Oil paints
  • Tempera
  • Acrylics
  • Charcoal
  • Computer drawing or painting

4). Do ONE of the following:

  • Design something useful. Make a sketch or model of your design. With your counselor’s approval, create a promotional piece for the item using a picture
    or pictures.
  • Tell a story with a picture or pictures or using a 3-D rendering.
  • Design a logo. Share your design with your counselor and explain the significance of your logo. Then, with your parent’s permission and your counselor’s approval, put your logo on personal equipment, furniture, ceramics, or fabric.

5). With your parent’s permission and your counselor’s approval, visit a museum, art exhibit, art gallery, artists’ co-op, or artist’s workshop. Find out about the art displayed or created there. Discuss what you learn with your counselor.

6). Find out about three career opportunities in art. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.