Painters, sculptors and other visual artists create original paintings, drawings, sculptures, engravings and other artistic works. They are usually self-employed. (National Occupational Classification)

Artisans and craftspersons use manual and artistic skills to design and make ornamental objects, pottery, stained glass, jewellery, rugs, blankets, other handicrafts and artistic floral arrangements. Artists, Artisans and Craftspersons are usually self-employed or may be employed by guilds, colleges, private studios and recreational organizations. Art instructors and teachers are usually employed by art schools. Artistic floral arrangers are usually employed in florist shops and floral departments of retail establishments. (National Occupational Classification)

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Becoming a visual artist or artisan required creative ability and talent, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work, and knowledge of the safe use of materials, tools and equipment are required. Art programs are offered at universities, colleges, artisan guilds, and private art schools may be required. A period of apprenticeship with a Master craftsperson may be required. (National Occupational Classification) 

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