Cover letter for art teacher (5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for an art teacher.”

Samples of cover letters for an art teacher

When writing an art teacher cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Cover letter for an art teacher”

“[Full Name]

[Physical Address]

[Telephone Number]

[Email Address]


Application for the position of Art Teacher.

Dear [Recipient’s Name],

I am writing to apply for the art teacher position as advertised on [where you saw the advertisement]. My experience, training, and approach to teaching make me a perfect fit for the position and I look forward to becoming a valued member of the [school] faculty.

I have a [qualification] from [institution], [location of institution], and [number of years] years of experience working as an art teacher. I have taught art from [lowest level] to [highest level]. As per the requirements for the position at [school], you will notice in my resume that I [mention skills, competencies, or experiences that answer directly to the requirements pinpointed in the job advertisement].

When it comes to teaching, [discuss your approach to teaching children in general]. To teach art [talk about what you’ve learned works best for teaching art specifically]. My strengths as an art teacher are [name two or three strengths].

I am thrilled to be applying to [school] because I admire your [name two or three things you know about the school in general that you like]. As the art teacher, my commitment to the highest standards of art and education will be of the greatest benefit to [school]. I am confident in my ability to inspire learners and make a significant contribution to the school.

Please find my resume attached. Feel free to contact me via email or phone call if I can be of any further service.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my application. I look forward to hearing from you.


[Your Name]”

Sample 2: “Cover letter for an art teacher”

“Andrew Slagle

57 Coburn Hollow Road

Peoria, IL 61602


Mr. Noel Eggers

Human Resources Manager

Mosaica Education

683 Aspen Court

Brookline, MA 2146

Subject: Application for the position of Art Teacher

Dear Mr. Eggers,

I wish to apply for the position of Art Teacher as advertised. I have the necessary skills and qualifications for this post, as well as the necessary experience. I, therefore, believe that what I have to offer to Mosaica Education will be of great benefit to the company.

I have a B.A degree in Fine Arts from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. I also have 6 years of experience gained from working at several schools. I have taught the arts from the elementary level to the stage of final year.

As you will see from my resume, my experience in teaching pupils artistic expression covers the entire spectrum, from drawing in charcoal to painting in watercolors, to an introduction to pottery, to textile patterning, and many other kinds of artwork as well.

I am a strong believer in meeting the needs of each pupil I teach. That is why I believe I have excellent communication skills and I can tease out of each pupil what it is they need most.

I find it easier to concentrate on what individual pupils need, rather than blanket teaching them all the same thing. In this way, each pupil’s latent artistic expression is brought to the fore and exposed in the best possible way.

I feel sure that my proven ability to manage and maintain the highest standards as an Art Teacher will be of the greatest benefit to Mosaica Education and I have confidence that I can make a significant contribution to the institution.

I may be contacted at (444)-807-1611, or by email at I look forward to the opportunity of meeting you at the interview level, and I thank you for the opportunity to be considered for the post of Art Teacher.

Yours Sincerely,

(Signature handwritten in blue pen ink)

Andrew Slagle

Encl: Resume”

Sample 3: “Cover letter for an art teacher”

“Dear Mrs. Etting,

My love for teaching art lies in the incredibly varied nature of the role and how I can draw from my own practical experience as an artist. Teaching a curriculum of photography, drawing, graphic design, painting, printmaking and sculpture is deeply enjoyable. Watching each student exploring their creativity is a joy – I try to guide rather than shape. Each student has their journey.

The record of my students in regional and national art competitions was one of the best in the state. I understand that creating art to win competitions is not an aim in itself, but the confidence that this recognition gave them took their creativity to the next level and we saw a direct correlation between competition results and final academic grades. More than half of my students took part in various competitions over the past six years.

Fine arts graduate me, I believe in the value of studying art (including the academic aspects of Art History) and 60% of my students have gone on to study art in some capacity in higher education, with others going into related subjects such as architecture.

I enclose a portfolio of some of my students’ art competition successes and also share a link to a demonstration art lesson that I led last year. I hope that my style will be a good fit for your classroom and look forward to the opportunity of an interview to further discuss your student’s needs.


Hope Polman”

Sample 4: “Cover letter for an art teacher”

“Dear Mr. Eldridge:

I read of your need for a new Art teacher at Zeppelin Elementary School with great excitement. Please accept my cover letter and resume as an expression of my sincere interest in the position. I believe I have the skills and experience to meet and surpass your expectations for this role.

I am knowledgeable in many areas of visual expression, from painting and sculpture to photography and printmaking. I have inspired students how to complete watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, create ceramic sculptures and sketch with charcoal pencils.

My teaching experience has been mostly at the middle school level, though I did teach art for several years at Dyson Elementary School. While there, I taught many young students to appreciate art and helped them to gain confidence in creating their works. Two of my fifth-grade students took home top prizes in a school art competition during my second year at Dyson.

Below, I have listed the professional highlights that I feel best demonstrate my abilities and qualifications to assume the role of Art Teacher at your school:

Assisted with the creation of an art program for disabled students at WestTech Academy

Created and led summer camp art program for Appleton School for Visual Art, 2010-2014

Improved student participation in a school-wide art exhibition at Edgartown School District, which saw a 28 per cent increase in submitted work during my tenure there

  • Received Bachelor of Arts in Art Education from Colorado State University
  • Maintain a Colorado Art Teacher Certification

I am passionate about teaching art to young students and introducing them to art forms they might not be familiar with. I bring strong organizational and motivational skills to my classroom and keep students engaged and help them build self-confidence in creating art. Several of my past students have gone on to study art history or art education at the college level.

My interest in this position is strengthened by your school’s level of commitment to its art program. I look forward to discussing my qualifications in person and am available for an interview at your convenience.

Thank you for your consideration.


Stacy J. Owens”

Sample 5: “Cover letter for an art teacher”

“To Whom It May Concern,

I have two passions in life. The first is creating and nurturing art. The second is working with children to help them create as well. I cannot help but think the opportunity to become an Art Teacher at River Tech is the perfect place for me. My love of art started at a very young age. I was constantly drawing, painting, sewing, and frankly, ruining. Not all art generated by a child is going to be beneficial! But from staining a few too many surfaces at my parent’s house, I grew passionate about my skills.

I took the next step by attending Longford Tech. Teaching wasn’t immediately on my radar, but it soon followed. I honed my craft while simultaneously expanding my horizons. A love of art grew into a love of helping others with their art, and eventually, teaching others.

After graduation, I worked at Retail Ocean, a studio in town. Not all students were children, which worked to my benefit. I learned the different patterns necessary to teach students of all ages and skill levels. And just because someone is older does not mean they are more advanced in a specific technique or craft. The balance aided me greatly as I moved to work exclusively with children.

Even children have vastly different learning curves. And finding each student’s learning technique is part of the fun. Seeing a young child create a piece of art after hardly knowing the first step to doing so is a joy that cannot be matched. Becoming an Art Teacher at River Tech would stoke this joy, and I would love to be considered for the position.


Sofia Flores”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of cover letters for an art teacher

What are the roles of an art teacher?

An Art Teacher is responsible for:

  • Developing interest and the ability for creative expression in visual terms. 
  • Using skills and techniques of artistic expression to develop aesthetic understandings and appreciation.

How do I write a cover letter for a school job?

What to Include in a Cover Letter for a Teaching Job

  • Emphasize your achievements. 
  • Describe your experience. 
  • Mention any training or certifications. 
  • Include related work outside the classroom.

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