I would have to say that an art educator does not have to be an artist
at all... but then I question that persons motivation for teaching. If
I'm not interested in Math whatsoever, I am most likely not going to
teach it. If a teacher is not interested in what they are teaching, then
the quality and effectiveness of the teaching will suffer, and so will
the students. SO.....I sure hope that aret educators will be artists as
well, in some form or fashion......