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ERIC Number: EJ810579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
Talented Young Artists: Understanding Their Abilities and Needs
Cukierkorn, Jesse Rachel
Gifted Child Today, v31 n4 p24-33 Fall 2008
Rare gifts and talents often are untapped and untaught, with just a portion of the population who have artistic talent being served. Furthermore, there is still much to be learned in terms of understanding these students' abilities and needs. This article shares current research regarding characteristics of artistically talented students. Usually recognized for outstanding drawing ability, young visual artists also may excel because they demonstrate original ideas or innovations independent of their advanced drawing skills. Other indicators of talent in the arts may be high levels of motivation, passion, perseverance, or problem-solving skills. Those who have had the opportunity to work with talented young artists know that they are drawing upon many other abilities. This article presents the profile of a young artist which will help illustrate the major points of this article. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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