Getting the most out of the Art Crit: Q-Art workshop
With Sarah Rowles & Jo Allen
Thursday, October 25th, 2018
Have you been wanting to develop a critical support network for your arts practice?
Perhaps you have been wanting to discuss your work but not known where to start?
This one day workshop with the co-founders of Q-Art could be just the insight you need.
The art crit is a method of learning that is used throughout UK art schools and by an increasing number of graduate groups. A key tool for professional development, it is used by artists as a way to get feedback on their work, both in terms of how it is being interpreted by others, and in how they might take their work forward.
This workshop will look at the crit in more detail. It will take into consideration the purpose of the crit and explore what different formats a crit might take. It will cover practical methods for setting up and facilitating crits and suggest ways that we might get the most out of this method of learning. Through the workshop we will also consider some practical strategies for interpreting and beginning a conversation around art work.
About Q Art
Q-Art is an art education, research, publishing and events organisation that aims to break down the barriers to art education and contemporary art.
10am arrival and introductions
10.15am – 11.15am: introducing the crit, what is its purpose?
11.15 – 11.30 (break)
11.30 – 12.15: exploring the different formats a crit might take, practical methods for setting up and facilitating a crit
12.15 – 12.30 (break)
12.30 – 13.15: practical strategies for interpreting and beginning a conversation around art work.
13.15 – 13.30 break and questions
13.30 – 14.30 light lunch and networking
This course is suitable for those wishing to develop a deeper understanding about the crit and how this could be used with in their practice.
If you have specific work you would like to discuss, this may be useful for you to bring along to the session. contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
See the Q-Art website: http://q-art.org.uk/books-videos/
The publication Art Crit : 20 Questions
And this film, outlining the value of the Crit: