PAP 240 CRITIQUE: ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION

Photo by SPAO graduate Alison Lacasse

Photo by SPAO graduate Alison Lacasse

Fine art critical analysis and evaluation are at once stimulating and frequently challenging, both as a study subject and as a process. Serving as a critic or as the subject of a critique can be equally demanding. Nevertheless, critiques offer important opportunities for personal and community artistic growth.

A major aspect of the SPAO program is preparing students to critically and constructively engage with their work and that of their peers. Students will take part in one-on-one or small-group critiques with SPAO instructors and with visiting professionals as preparation for presenting their projects during four major group critique sessions. Group critiques are also challenging. Students are expected to have their work ready and be prepared to participate in all sessions.