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post #21 of Old 06-14-2015, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Bushcraftonfire View Post
Terry.. I think I am non brained dominant.. ROTFLOL!

Never knew you were a Park Ranger Chanda.. I know many in our area, being a Bushcraft Instructor.. Small World..

Awesome post on the concept of learning.. I would agree 110% with your sentiments!

Yup for almost 9 years. I quit about the time I had my kid. My hours were such that it would have left little time for a family so I got a much less fun job that is not using my degree but at least still has retirement and weekends off and leave accrual.

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post #22 of Old 06-15-2015, 09:32 AM
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First I like to say. That piece is beyond incredible. He has a shot at doing art professionally. I haven't see you post what part of the industry he wishes to get involved with. If he wishes to get into fine art he will have to find some gallery's that he will have to convince to show his art this means he probably will then have to get an agent.
If he gets into graphic or concept art even as good as he is naturally and self taught, they will want him to continue with some higher schooling just to polish his work so that he will be able to create what the clients what. This means he will not be able to draw what he like's to draw. The industry right now is glutted with artist's that can create art work that is as incredible as the the work your son does. It's a very cut throat industry. I say let him pursue his dream, but he should also complete his schooling. It will help him to gain the discipline and knowledge that he will need to attempt a shot at a career in art.

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?-Vincent Van Gogh

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post #23 of Old 07-11-2015, 05:14 PM
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Have you thought about using Khan Academy to help him with math? Khan Academy has very thorough lectures that explain each new concept (many of them are pretty short if his attention span isn't super long), and it has these 5 problem sets for students to complete. Basically what happens is that if he gets 5 right, he can move on. If he doesn't, then he has to keep going until he gets 5 in a row. The site has everything from counting to Calculus, so I know a lot of home school families use it. It's also free.

I think one of the best things about Khan is that the teacher explains *why* things are true, not just "this is how you do it/use the formula." It's helpful when you're thinking "okay...but...what's the point here?"

Your son seems to have an intuitive grasp on angles and such, but I think he should learn math if only because you need it to do well on the ACT/SAT exams, and many good art schools require those.
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