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In my experience from the mid 60's, only the professor spoke during the
critique. We sat in silence as s/he told us what worked and what didn't work.
A more humane approach to studio critique are the suggestions that members
of this group have posted. While it is true that students want to create,
it is also true that reflection on what they have made is important to
developing lifelong appreciation and understanding of the place and purpose
of art. Art curricula, even at the youngest levels, should allow time for
reflection and discussion.
I am so glad your comments were posted for all of us to read. Thank you.
Jann M Gallagher
Euclid City Schools