January 2022

Critiquing the Critique as Studio Art Practice

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-227


Sonya Y. Clark (Section 01J)


What is the purpose of the art critique and how can we get the most out of them?  Students who have taken at least two studio art courses will explore the meaning and application of critique as it applies both to their own work and the work of others. We will critique the artwork of established artists and the writing of established art critics to unearth strategies. Together, we will define the purpose of critique, deconstruct critique methodologies, hone written and verbal skills to become better critics, and apply criticism toward the development of new work. Students will bring previous work to the course and remake that work based on feedback. Ultimately, students will practice analyzing and articulating their art practice in relationship to various social, cultural, and historical lenses.

Limited to 18 students.  January 2022 term.  Online only. Professor Clark.

If Overenrolled: Juniors and seniors will be prioritized if over-enrolled


Artistic Practice, Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Issues of Social Justice, Attention to Research, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Online Only


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in January 2022, Spring 2022