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Painters, sculptors and other visual artists create original paintings, drawings, sculptures, engravings and other artistic works. They are usually self-employed. This group also includes art instructors and teachers, who are usually employed by art schools.
art teacher (except primary, secondary and post-secondary education), artist, artistic painter, portrait painter, sculptor, silkscreen artist, watercolourist.
- Painters create drawings, paintings and other artwork using oils, pastels, watercolours, charcoal, ink and other media.
- Sculptors create sculptures, statues and other three-dimensional artwork by shaping, carving and working with materials such as clay, ice, paper, stone, wood or metal.
- Art instructors and teachers teach students the techniques and methods of drawing, painting, sculpting and other forms of artistic expression.
Outlook & Prospects for Painters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists in Annapolis Valley Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||2011-10-13|
Currently the chances of qualified Painters and Sculptors finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area.
There are very few potential employers noted for this occupational group in our local and surrounding areas. Those who are employed in this occupation are mostly self-employed, working on commissioned pieces or subsidizing their artistic profession with other employment. Income potential varies, depending on factors such as talent, demand for the product, and economic conditions. The market for art can also be competitive and art purchases tend to decline during tough economic times. A provincially funded arts program in schools (PAINTS) can provide up to 24 hours paid work for visiting artists per school year at an individual school, but otherwise demand for this occupation from organizations is limited, with few employment opportunities outside of self-employment.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Painters and Sculptors in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Painters and Sculptors (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
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