Understanding of Fundamentals
Familiarity with basic art-making skills is required.
Includes craftsmanship –Take it seriously.
Understanding of Materials/Media
Experimenting with materials is encouraged.
Be open to new materials and processes.
Knowledge of Art History
Being able to articulate
your concept(s) shows
growth and sophistication.
Learn to talk about your work
Talk to others about their work
Talk about works of art, in general.
Write down your thoughts before the critique
“Occasionally someone will say something out of the
blue that’s really interesting, and everyone will fall quiet
for a moment thinking about it.This is the art of
Objective of Assignment
Understanding of Form, Content, Materials, etc.
Expectations of Critique & Professor
There are no official rules or guidelines for art
critiques, but there are a variety of approaches.
Individual critique “time” will likely be uneven.
Be prepared for
Don’t take it personally.
“A student’s purpose in a
critique is to increase her own
understanding of what she
has made, to achieve some
distance from it.”
Means to an End
Typically, a critique is meant to provide
input from your professor and peers on the
development of your assignment/project.
Professors will expect you to take in the
feedback and finalize work post-critique.
Critiques can be Confusing.
Stay on track.
Speak with purpose.
Critiques are an Opportunity.
Build a Network of Support.