When a student makes the effort and places their painting in front of the classroom for a critique, there is nothing more disheartening than to be met by silence.
The following are the Top 13 Questions I suggest my students ask themselves, so as to help them comment on a painting constructively:
For most of my students, silence happens for two main reasons:
A critique is about creating dialogue: We all have opinions and are entitled to express them.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art making process can be a vehicle for empowerment.
I am living proof.