Despite being in 1961 when the art teachers in Cuba arised, it is not until the twentieth century when it came to be known more for its existence. The popularization of art is the main objective of which is meritorious and how they have been able to cross borders and become a detachment of men and women of art.
The first quality is the vocation. Vocation to be artists, to teach and love art in all its manifestations: whether dance, music, painting and theater. Art teachers in Cuba began to be about 4,000 in 1961 and now they exceed 98,000.
The five key objectives that art teachers have in Cuba are:
1. The development of appreciation and creation workshops with all the students of the school.
2. The focus groups and art student units.
3. Technical and methodological training of teachers.
4. The promotional work of artistic culture in school.
5. Improved visual soundscape school.
The main activities performed by art teachers in Cuba are:
1- Provide appreciation and creation workshops in different art forms.
2- Forming artistic units where students with artistic vocation have the opportunity to develop their talent.
3- Insertion of art instructor in every community and in this way to bring culture to the people.
4- Inserting art instructors and amateur artists across the cultural movement in the province.
5- Care prisons.
6- Children’s shows with artistic units.
7- Child Care Circles and Circles grandparents.
8- Vanguard presentations by different primary schools with children’s activities.
9. Workshops for exchanging experiences at the district, municipal, provincial and national levels.
10- Scientific Conference at district, municipality and province.
11- Festival of art teahers and amateur artists.
12. Meetings with different cultural projects.
However, there is a very close relationship that allows art teachers in Cuba is shown as the highest representative of art and culture in an educational institution, and it is the fact weaving the three most important determinants of their profession: the educator, the creator and promoter.
In 2004, the need persists to group in an organization. Therefore the Art Instructors Brigade “José Martí” was created. As Fidel Castro said:
“This force will be organized youth as the Art Teachers Brigade “Jose Marti”. It will work to some extent as a youth movement and as an army of culture whose theater of operations essential but not unique, is the school”.
With the advent of art instructors in Cuba, the school has established itself as the most important cultural institution in the community, as the results of their work are reflected within the family and in society and the work of these professionals projects beyond the school, depending on the relationship with the other cultural and social institutions.
In their website, you can see samples of their work, inside and outside Cuba.