My son is interested in art, particularly sculpture and modelling - so far outside the normal "crayoning and painting" that passes for art in schools to be seen as if he's from another planet.

Our EP said that the creative arts were the future as more and more of the "usual" work was becoming globalised. I know how hard it is to motivate a creative to cover the 'bread and butter' subjects like maths and english. our son is 9 and he still kicks against any 'formal(ised)' education - but he has to do it, and he has to know that.

We opted for a private school which we hoped would better cater for him, and so far it has worked out well, tho' it is early days. the problem in the UK is that the class sizes are generally so large, creative types can get left behind and seeen as bl**dy nuisances.

The EP suggested local art groups for his art - but I ca't really see him sitting with a group of 30 - 40 somethings and being taken seriously.

just sorry I can't be of any more help - but you're not alone.