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"Nurture versus Nature"
Questionnaire for Visual Artists


Thank you for participating in this survey. Please feel free to ask other visual artists to participate. This survey page is email friendly and can be sent directly to other artists.
Click here to send the survey to a friend. The more participants, the more accurate the results. Most of the questions can be answered with a "yes" or "no." All answers will remain anonymous and are collected for statistical purposes only. Tabulated results will be published at www.painterskeys.com/clickbacks/survey_results.asp and will be available Friday, May 14, 2004.

This questionnaire assumes that you currently work in some form of visual art.



QUESTION 1
Did either of your parents praise or encourage you in your early art efforts? Yes No

QUESTION 2
Did any grandparents praise or encourage you in your early art efforts? Yes No

QUESTION 3
At what age do you think you first became aware that art of some sort might be of interest to you?

QUESTION 4
Were either of your parents in some form of the visual arts? Yes No

QUESTION 5
Were you ever discouraged in your earlier art activities by any of your parents or grandparents? Yes No

QUESTION 6
Were you ever discouraged in your later art activities by any of your parents or grandparents? Yes No

QUESTION 7
Was there any one person who stands out as an early encourager of your art? Yes No

QUESTION 8
If yes, what was his or her relationship to you?

QUESTION 9
Did you get encouragement for your art while in school? Yes No

QUESTION 10
Was there a significant teacher who played a positive part in your early efforts in art? Yes No

QUESTION 11
If you have younger offspring--are any of them showing signs of entering a creative field? Yes No

QUESTION 12
If you have grown offspring--are any of them in a similar field as yourself? Yes No

QUESTION 13
Do you feel that either of your parents wished they had taken a different and perhaps more creative life-path than they actually did? Yes No

QUESTION 14
Do you wish you had taken a different and more creative life-path than you did? Yes No

QUESTION 15
How many years have you have been active as a visual artist:

QUESTION 16
How would you classify your current art activity:
Beginner
Hobbyist
Amateur
Serious amateur
Student
Part time professional
Full time professional
Teacher

Further remarks: If there is anything you feel you might like to add, please do so. For the purposes of this survey please limit this to fifty words or less.

COMMENTS


We will probably publish a representative cross-section of these remarks. In this survey all gathered and published material will remain anonymous.


Thank you for taking part.

Robert Genn

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