Tuesday, June 17, 2014

FATE: Call for Presentations

Beyond Good, Bad and "I like it": A New Take on Critique

Isn't it enough that "I like it"? For many professors, this is a very familiar response to their beginning critiques. For many students, the "Crit" invokes fear and dread. "Is my work good?” "Is it bad?” "What do other people think of me and my work?"

As facilitators of the critique, how can we help students to discover the value in discussing their work and that of their peers? How can the experience of critique help students create an understanding of their process and their artistic practice? How can we get them to internalize serious ideas while still using humor and making it fun? How can we get students to be more engaged and responsible for their own discoveries? How do we help them "find their voice"? What about art history classes? Can we use the concept of critique to engage students to become better writers and thinkers?

This session invites innovative critique strategies for use in both studio and art history classes. What new techniques for critique have worked in your classes? How can we make students excited about critique? How can the foundation year build the groundwork for a lifetime of introspection, reflection and most importantly, artistic growth?

The FATE Conference "Tectonic Shifts" will be held March 25-28, 2015 at the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis.  Proposals should be sent by July 1 to Susan Altman by email: saltman@middlesexcc.edu.

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