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Lesson Plans

Re: Critiques

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Sara Broers (saralb)
Thu, 26 Sep 1996 10:15:17 -0600 (MDT)

I am currently an Art Ed student at CSU. I've been reading all
the messages about critiques and found them very interesting. Someone
asked what critiques were like today. All of my critiques have pretty
much ran the same way in all my studios. Either one student displays her
work or the whole class displays their work in a row at the front of the
studio. Then in turn, we tell alittle about what we did. Then the class
makes comments of like,d dislikes, things they notice, inturpetations,
etc. Finally, the instructor makes comments. This process is very long
but it has a purpose. The students learn to look at work and analyze it,
and also, the receiving student receives a variety of ideas and opions,
both positive and negative. The student being reviewed is also
incouraged to ask questions of his or her peers. I will admit that
everyone gets a little bored after three hours of this but I would like
this aproach much better then other approaches I have read. The main
thing is that the student gets positive and constructive criticism.
Usually, the final reviews are conducted one on one with the student and
instructor were improvements are discussed as related to the class as
well as things to work on. I hope this gives you an idea of how one
university generally runs their critiques.
Sara Broers
Colorado State University