Hello, hope you won't think I'm butting in as well, but I would welcome some advice. My daughter is in year 3 and is seven. She is very good at drawing - cartoon-style drawings of her own creation. Last year, her teacher said she was going to be placed on the G&T for art, but this never happened and we didn't pursue it.
Last week, however, a teacher at an afterschool club she attends said she had a real gift for drawing and her advice to us was to get her art lessons. This teacher (who doesn't teach art), said my daughter had a rare talent of capturing expression and it needed to be encouraged.
I think her drawings are excellent for a child of her age, and she is always drawing, but isn't seven a bit young? The teacher came up to me after this week's lesson and asked me if I'd made progress. I hadn't, mainly because I was still mulling it over. I'm quite flattered someone thinks she is talented, but don't know what to do. She is the sort of kid who does lots of after-school stuff because she enjoys it, so I am sure she would get a lot out of it, but would she be better on her own?
Any feedback would really be welcome.