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Can you train someone to be a good artist, or is a good artist born with his/her

  1. Shil1978 profile image93
    Shil1978posted 7 years ago

    Can you train someone to be a good artist, or is a good artist born with his/her special talent?

  2. A_K profile image83
    A_Kposted 7 years ago

    It's both. A genius is 99 percent perspiration and one percent inspiration. Just the special talents cannot take anyone very far in the absence of adequate qualification from the university of hard knocks.

  3. sofs profile image82
    sofsposted 7 years ago

    Oh yes.You are asking only about being an artist not a birth condition. we can all become what ever we want to, just by determination,persistance and personal Vision.
    You can do It!!!!

  4. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    an artist doesn't just paint..they are a creative person who uses their imagination and common items to put their ideas to work.
    Some people use trash to create their art. The saying that "one man's trash is another mans' treasure" is so apropos
    you can train someone to look at the art with a different eye..
    most artist are not confident so once confidence is better they will improve

  5. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    I'm more with A_K than, sofs.  Anyone can go through the grind of the mechanical, perspiration, side of art, and become competent, even good.  However, the inspirational side, may not come, or may come very slowly as the apprentice improves, or even not completely.  Vision is something that is not, necessarily, learnable.

  6. sriparna profile image81
    sriparnaposted 7 years ago

    In my opinion, everyone is an artist as each one of us can perceive things in a different way and each one of us learn at least one skill in life. Only the canvas, colours we choose and paint brushes we use are different for different people.
    Even a surgeon is a skillful artist, using his tools - surgical knives to shape his patient's life. But the man is not a born surgeon, he needed extensive training and skill building and of course possessed a basic intellectual mind to pursue medicine.

    So, if we have basic understanding and interest in a subject or any kind of art, we can be taught or trained to be creative in that art, we can give our best performance if we are determined in our endeavour.