an artist may work irregular hours. hours can be tight depending if they have to shortly meet a deadline. this can cause a lot of stress. its different if you are an art teacher meaning you work a five day week for seven hours a day, this is on average a typical art teachers hours, that may depend on where you work. even though art teachers may have weekends off they may have to work overtime to grade and evaluate there students work. don't get me wrong it can be tough on deadlines but it comes with many benefits. the benefits include reasonable hours, summers off if you are an art teacher, you are doing what you love if you like art, if a teacher you get the benefit of enlarging and expanding kids imaginations.