“Every artist was first an amateur” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Art and craft is an extremely interesting career option, especially if you are passionate about it. A lot of people are born artists and have the inherent talent which they seek to pursue. While others have a keen interest and would like to explore it as a full-time career option.
You will find various institutions that offer a degree in art and craft, both full-time and part-time. You can purse a course to gain more knowledge and improve your creative skills. There are also many online courses also available that you can pursue. You can also hone your skills by working in art galleries or craft emporiums. There are a lot of places which are popular for their art and craft. These places could provide a great opportunity to see craftsmanship. In fact, it can offer better exposure than what a college degree could offer.
Art and craft can be a full-time career option if you feel that you have talent and creativity. However, there is a difference between being creative and being able to generate revenue as these are two different things. One also has to possess the ability to be able to sell their work and establish a network in order to market their work and build a successful career.
So, if you are taking up art and craft to pursue your passion, nothing should stop you. But understand how your passion can help you generate revenue so that you can sustain it in the long run. All the best !
Artsy Craftsy conducts Art and craft workshops for adults and kids to those who have an inclination towards art.