OOTD: The Art Teacher

I’ve had plenty of art teachers in my life, and it always puzzled me how normal they looked. They were some of the sweetest, most encouraging, most fun, smartest teachers I’ve ever had, but they looked soooooo NORMAL. Kind of like how fashion designers create all of these colorful, wild, avant-garde pieces for the runway, then when they walk on stage to greet the crowd they’re wearing a white tee and skinny jeans or a neutral color while their designs are wild.

Mary Katrantzou designs

Case in point–One of my favorite fashion designers, Mary Katrantzou, wears all black everything, every day. And yet, her designs are full of color and print!

No flashy textures, no loud colors, no funky prints? Clothes have always seemed like the easiest form of artistic expression that a person could do, so I was always a little surprised to see my art teachers looking like, well, normal teachers. (To be fair, all of that creativity was very evident in how they taught and in their art, which is all that matters!).

Black Skirt Mesh Panel

Art Fashion Style

Art Teacher Outfit of the Day

I’m so happy that I get to teach art here in Korea. I first started back home in NC with a program called Young Rembrandts, which is an elementary afterschool program. I never thought I’d get to teach anything but English in Korea, but here I am, the art teacher I always wanted to have myself. Hopefully, I’d make my past teachers proud 🙂  I’m just enjoying teaching English via art and letting the paint run freely…onto my clothes.

OOTD Art Teacher Fashion

Paint Splatter Top from Kohls

Paint Earrings by Endless Couture

Payless Yellow Spring Pumps

Outfit Details:

Top: Kohls (Apt. 29)

Skirt: Gabes

Shoes: Payless

Earrings: Endless Couture

Necklace: Burlington Coat Factory

Glasses: Prescription from Zenni.com

Hair: Zury Sis, Tea


Check out one of my ESL art lessons here.

Read more about where I teach in Korea here.

About Atembe

Atembe is a Cameroonian-American who is exactly 27 years old (because saying "20-something" is SO 2016) and currently teaching kiddos art and English in South Korea. In her free time she's dancing, drinking too much celebrity tea, living vicariously through characters in her favorite TV comedies, or [sometimes] letting her husband Eric beat her at Wii. Catch her on Twitter or Instagram via @sothisisfate, and for a faster response, tweet her a "TAR!..."

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