Intro to Painting Teaching Artist

Brentwood Art Center

Los Angeles, CA

The Brentwood Art Center (BAC) is a beloved, bustling, nonprofit community-based art school that has provided fine arts instruction to children and adults of all ages and abilities since 1970.

Position: BAC is hiring the following part-time teaching artist for our adult art classes:

Intro to Painting (students may choose to use oil or acrylic), adult students.
Maximum of 12 students per class.

Hours: Thursday 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., two 6-week courses, 9/19-10/24 and 10/31-12/12.

Our ideal candidate is an experienced and inspiring art teacher well versed in teaching the elements of art and the principles of design through creative projects and an expert in the medium used for the class. Here are the Brentwood Art Center we expect artistic excellence and pride ourselves on offering fine art lessons that are fun, creative and innovative and projects that build specific skills and develop artistic techniques.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a thorough range of technical artistic skills as well as the ability to teach these skills to adults. Applicants should be dynamic, creative and smart with a positive, can-do attitude. Applicants must be able to provide an outstanding fine arts education experience in a nurturing environment and must be comfortable teaching students of different abilities in each class. Candidates must have a BFA or MFA, a minimum of two years teaching experience, a strong foundation in art history, and a passion for teaching.

Teachers will be responsible for designing their own curriculum. The focus of the class curriculum should be on progressive skill development while nurturing personal growth to help students develop their own ideas and individual style. It is essential that teachers can work collaboratively as part of a team, have a positive attitude, and the ability to communicate effectively with students, staff and faculty.

Required skills:
● BFA or MFA.
● Minimum two years teaching experience.
● Great teacher and communicator.
● Reliable team player with an easy going, cooperative personality.
● A sense of humor and a love of art and creativity.

Perks:
● Free art classes and workshops for you and your dependents.
● A supportive team and a kind supervisor.
● The opportunity to work in a creative environment with low turnover and positive staff
morale.
● Busy and professional environment with a laid-back atmosphere.

About the Brentwood Art Center: The Brentwood Art Center cultivates creativity and
encourages self-expression. The tradition of the BAC is to uphold high aesthetic standards in an
environment that is sensitive to the needs of the individual and to the dynamics of the group.
The optimum artistic development of each person is our ultimate goal. Our students thrive in a
supportive atmosphere. Within a curriculum of drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and
mixed media, our experienced staff focuses on the duality and the integration of process and
product, concept and skill, creativity and structure. The school is anchored in the belief that
learning about and creating art is a joyful experience. This philosophy, in turn, creates an
opportunity for students to explore and investigate and it enables each student to acquire
fundamental skills and advanced concepts. The teachers and administrators at the school strive
to always be positive and encouraging with critiques that are constructive and appropriate to
the level or age of the student artist. Concentration skills, eye-hand coordination, and problem
solving techniques are all developed as each student is provided the opportunity to enjoy a rich
and meaningful art education experience.

Location: The Brentwood Art Center, 13031 Montana Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90049.
Website: http://www.brentwoodart.com
Salary: Salary is $40 per hr.
When: Fall classes start the week of Sept. 16.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, link to your portfolio (or Instagram account) as
well as samples of student work via e-mail to info@brentwoodart.com with the subject line
“Intro to Painting Teaching Artist.” We will only respond to candidates who are invited for an
interview. No phone calls please.

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