This study focuses on the identification of gifted individuals in the field of Visual Arts and the differentiated visual arts teaching offered to these individuals. Gifted individuals are different from individuals with normal potential by nature. Even if they have the same intelligence area, gifted individuals may have different learning styles, different learning speeds, different interests and desires from each other. Therefore, they need an education that is differentiated according to their nature. In the study, firstly, the criteria for identifying gifted individuals in the field of visual arts were explained. Standard measurement tools that will detect gifted individuals in visual arts, which have a unique structure, cannot be developed. Therefore, gifted individuals in visual arts are tried to be identified by adhering to the subjective opinions of artists and art educators. When the literature is examined, it is seen that there are more than one variable such as visual perception, creativity levels, pictorial types, interests and motivations, and linear development levels of individuals as indicators of giftedness in visual arts. In this study, these variables that will be used in the identification of gifted individuals in visual arts are explained. In addition, why there should be differentiated teaching practices for gifted individuals in visual arts was discussed and differentiated visual arts designs were explained.
Keywords: Art Education, differentiated art education, gifted