Today’s workshop was all about how to critique creative work. As someone who has never studied art in any particular way or format in the past and I am used to my family just being biased and giving me positive feedback, getting constructive criticism was actually super exciting for me.
We stared off the initial workshop with just discussing and brainstorming in small groups what it means and how a creative critique should be proceeded and carried out, at this point I stayed pretty quite because even though I had ideas because I have experienced other constructive critics in the past especially maybe less constructive and more bullying criticism in the cheffing industry. And I have developed a very tough skin. Things which came up were nothing new to me and I got more confident in how to continue.
We then got given an image and we had to analyse and critique it which was hard when we had no context this made me realise how context is so important because not being there is front of an installation how can you critique it. But also we couldn’t work out what it was about and in a Gallery we would have a description and explanation of the piece.
We then printed off images of our favourite artwork and images and then swapped the around the class and then had to write 5 criticism on the back. This made me really focused on analysing a piece and question what I do and don’t like in a piece of work.
After all of this we sort of redid the first exercise, working in a larger group to come up with 6 points on what is and how to achieve a successful critique our group worked well together very collaborative and we bounced ideas off each other.