What is a CRITIQUE?
- A process used to analyze, describe, and interpret a work of art.
- Used as a tool to interpret a work of art when the meaning is unknown.
- Used as a tool to help improve a work of art, whether in progress or at the end.
- We will use critiques to look at your own ART and the ART of your peers.
What a CRITIQUE is not:
It is NOT an opportunity to offer criticism that is not constructive:
- I don’t like it.
- The subject matter isn’t creative.
- The colors don’t look good.
It is NOT place to be vague whether you or offering criticism or positive feedback:
- I like it.
- It looks nice.
- Good job.
The above examples are not a good use of constructive criticism or feedback because they don’t offer any solution to improve the work.
To properly learn how to critique a work of art, it is essential to learn the ELEMENTS & PRINCIPLES of Art & Design because they will help you describe what you are seeing.
The PRINCIPALS are on the right and the ELEMENTS are on the left
DOWNLOAD THE CRITIQUE SHEET FOUND BELOW - USE THE INFORMATION TO CREATE YOUR WRITTEN CRITIQUE
TURN-IN YOUR CRITIQUE WHEN YOU ARE DONE