If you have a child or know a student with dyslexia who is good at Art – encourage them. Individuals with dyslexia tend to have an inbuilt aptitude for two directional visual representation and three-dimensional constructs.
Individuals with dyslexia generally have very strong visual skills, a vivid imagination, strong practical/manipulative skills, innovation and an above average intelligence. Basically, they think outside the square and outside the box and that’s what a good artist needs to create artwork and design pieces that are original and memorable.
Compared to the average person, dyslexics generally have a heightened sense of light, colour, tone, and texture. Their exceptional grasp of two-dimensional and three-dimensional form can be so developed that they can visualize a finished piece in the mind’s eye before it has even been sketched, planned, constructed or created. Think of some of the most iconic pieces of art you can: The Opera house in Sydney Australia, The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, all created by artists who were thought to be dyslexic.
Dyslexics excel at art…
Read their comments below
“No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.”
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
“I was dyslexic, so I was put in the silly class at school.”
“The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.”
Famous Actor & Photographer
“I didn’t want anyone to know that I didn’t get it.”
(In reference to being a class clown)
“My mother inspired me to treat others as I would want to be treated regardless of age, race or financial status.”
“I have a driver in London because I am slightly dyslexic and cannot drive in the U.K. After all, the traffic runs the opposite way to that in the United States.”
Fashion designer & Film Director
“When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, ‘no, I went to films.'”
“Something stopped me in school a little bit. Anything that I’m not interested in, I can’t even feign interest.”
“Everything you can imagine is real.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
World Renowned Artist and Painter
“An artist needn’t be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.”
“It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.”
Vincent Van Gogh
World Renowned Post-Impressionist Painter