The art teacher is unique in a School. He or she is the creative influence, not only do they serve the school in terms of providing stage sets, posters and a myriad of other creative aspects. But their main function is in the classroom with children. They develop children’s creativity, their means of expression and their manipulative skills. Art teachers also develop the skills of drawing, painting, sculpture etc. in children. With these skills they encourage children to create imaginative responses to problems and scenarios. Above all they get children to think laterally, which is a very important skill indeed.
The art coordinator is the person that sets the standards for teaching art in a school. This person leads the development of the subject and offers advice to other teachers who may be teaching art. The art coordinator also looks after and orders resources for the art department. This person may also show others how to use the materials in an engaging, creative and suitable manner for which ever age group is being taught.