2651-Visual Artists

Job Title: 

Visual Artists

Job Description: 

Visual artists create and execute works of art by sculpting, painting, drawing, creating cartoons, engraving or using other techniques.


Tasks include:

  • conceiving and developing ideas, designs and styles for paintings, drawings and sculptures
  • arranging objects, positioning models, and selecting landscapes and other visual forms according to chosen subject matter
  • selecting artistic media, method and materials
  • creating representational or abstract three-dimensional or relief forms by shaping, carving and working and combining materials such as, wood, stone, clay, metal, ice or paper
  • creating representational or abstract drawings and paintings using pencils, ink, chalk, oil paints, water colours or through the application of other techniques
  • creating drawings and engraving or etching them on metal, wood, or other materials
  • creating cartoons to depict persons and events, often in caricature
  • restoring damaged, soiled and faded paintings and other art objects
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Ceramics artist
Motion picture cartoonist
Painting restorer
Picture restorer
Portrait painter

This unit group excludes

Industrial product designer (2163)
Graphic and multimedia designers (2166)
Art and craft instructor (3620)

Specific Occupations: 




Other visual artists

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore