Art prodigy is a rare and special talent. Art is often a very important part of the life of an art prodigy, but it is not the only thing that makes them who they are. Some art prodigies tend to be introverted, while others are sociable and talkative.
Art prodigies are often highly sensitive to their environment and require special attention from their parents to help them feel comfortable and confident in dealing with everyday situations.
Parents need to set limits for their children’s behavior, like any other child. They also need to give their child the time and space he or she needs to develop his or her talent as well as other interests outside of the arts.
Art prodigies are often perfectionists who can drive themselves to exhaustion in order to achieve high goals, so parents must be aware of this tendency and make sure that they don’t overdo things. In the end, it is not just about being an artist or not; it is about being a happy person and finding out what makes you happy! Now, go out there and live your own life!
If you are the parent of an art prodigy and want to encourage their talent, the best thing to do is to develop a strong relationship with your child and keep them close. Artist’s live in a different world from most other people. They view objects in different ways, they have unusual thought patterns, they have unique ways of creating.
Suzanne Skees is an author that has written extensively on art prodigies. In fact, she has written books on being an artist and becoming a professional artist. She has discussed her findings in many interviews with sites such as “The Huffington Post” and “Artists-Portfolio.”
When you begin to look at children as artists you will begin to notice signs of their creativity at a very young age. They may even be labeled as gifted by their kindergarten teacher because they can color in the lines! But a true prodigy pushes the boundaries of what we know about art. They are constantly looking for new ways to express themselves and often find inspiration in unconventional things….
This is the second article in a series of three devoted to the question of whether or not there are signs that can tell you if your child is a prodigy. If you missed the first one, it covered the issue of why children who display early interest and aptitude for art are so often told that they lack talent, when there is little to support such a claim.
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A note on terminology: For the purposes of this blog, I am using “child prodigy” in a broad sense to include anyone who displays an exceptional ability for art (or any other field.) I am also using “prodigy” to include anyone under the age of 18 in this discussion.
In my last blog post, I described how my son was referred to by one local gallery owner as a “wunderkind,” or child prodigy; he was ten at the time. I also mentioned how very few child prodigies go on as adults to become world class artists or
*Studies have shown that there are common personality traits present in art prodigies at a very young age. Being aware of these traits and understanding them can help you and your child.*
There is much controversy about what the term “child prodigy” actually means, but all agree that it includes a strong predisposition to artistic creativity. In some cases, it is also associated with extreme intelligence as well.
Art prodigies are often described as being extremely focused in their work, both when they create and when they perform. They may be resistant to criticism and feedback, even from adults. This can be frustrating for parents and teachers, but it is important to support their work in spite of this. Prodigies often experience the world differently than others do, and may experience frustration when those around them do not understand their perspective or ideas.
Regard for rules or limitations is not common among art prodigies, who are often driven by a need to push the boundaries of what can be done. In fact, many adult art prodigies push so hard against limitations that they may seem to disregard rules entirely. Art prodigies are frequently perfectionists in their work and will spend long hours honing their skills. They may also feel pressure from themselves to improve
The popularity of art-related activities among preschoolers and elementary school students has increased in recent years. Parents are looking for ways to encourage their children’s creative expression, and many schools are offering programs in art for young children.
The idea of prodigy comes from the Greek words “pro” meaning “before” and “dox” meaning “to seem.” A prodigy is an individual who is able to perform at a level that seems beyond that of a normal human being. Prodigies become experts or masters in their field at a very young age.
A child who shows an unusually high level of skill in arts, such as painting, drawing or dancing, could be a child prodigy. While there is no exact age or qualification that can define prodigy status, there are some red flags that parents can watch for.
Prodigy: A child who performs or displays advanced knowledge or skill in some field before the age of ten and whose skills cannot be fully explained by natural development.
Artistic skillfulness is a trait that is not automatically connected to intelligence.**
It is possible for a person to be very intelligent and not have the ability to create a masterpiece.**
A prodigy in art is an individual who has an artistic skill far beyond their years. They are typically able to create pieces at the level of someone who has been practicing their craft for ten years or more.**
Example: A child is taken to an art exhibit and points out how each painting is done wrong, by using logic and explanation about what makes good art and how many popular artists make good money by following the crowd rather than pursuing original ideas.