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Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators - What They Do


Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators generally receive Long-term on-the-job training before they are capable of performing their job at an acceptable level. Once employed, Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators can expect to earn an average of $48,000 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the coming 10 years Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators will see fairly rapid growth within their industry. They should experience a 9.9% rate of growth during this time period. In respect to starting your own business, Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators are more likely to be operating their own business than working for someone else. Currently, 62.6% of the employment base enjoys the self-employed lifestyle.

Given the job environment today, Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 4.1% are currently unemployed.

Academic Programs of Interest

Ceramics
Ceramics and ceramic art in the art world means artwork made out of clay bodies and fired into the hardened ceramic form. Some ceramic pieces are classified as fine art, while many others can be classified as one of the decorative, industrial or applied arts. ...more
Painter and Decorator
The Painter and Decorator Program is designed to teach a student how to apply paint, wallpaper, fabric and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and other structures. A Painter and Decorator student will also learn how to repair cracks and holes in walls and prepare work surfaces ...more
Sculpture
Sculpture is a three dimensional artwork created by shaping any hard or plastic material such as - but not limited to - stone, metal, or wood. Some sculptures are created directly by carving and others are assembled, built up and fired, welded, molded, or cast. A person who creates sculptures is called ...more