Recently I volunteered for the Great American Teach In. An art teacher at Bay Point wanted an artist. Someone went googling around to find one, and there I was.
My powerpoint was titled ‘Careers In The Arts’. First I talked about what some careers in the arts are – using real examples that would appeal to them like game artist, fashion designer, makeup, sculptor, photographer. Of course they were most interested in game artist.
Then I gave real examples of 5 of my friends who are professional photographers, what genre they work in, and what their life is like. Then I talk about myself as an artist. I told them about the pros and cons of being self-employed. I also explained that yes I have a business but I also do have a job. I talked about my ‘job’ a little bit. Then I let a few students take pictures with my camera.
I want to do Great American Teach In again! It was fun.