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Art teachers instruct students how to produce, appreciate, and understand the fine arts. Like teachers in other fields, they develop teaching outlines and lesson plans, give lectures, facilitate discussions and activities, keep class attendance records, assign homework, and evaluate student progress. Elementary school art teachers instruct younger students in the basics of art, such as colors and basic drawing, while secondary school art teachers and college art professors generally specialize in one area of art, such as studio art, photography, ceramics, or computer imaging. This article will focus on art teachers at the elementary and secondary levels, as well as those who teach self-enrichment classes at private educational institutions and other settings.