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Old 03-26-2008, 11:37 AM
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Question Running a Critique Group

I participate in an Art Critique group (fellow artists wanting feedback on current work) and we regularly seem to go off the tracks on process. I've read Nenrik Lindberg's article on HOW to give feedback, but I'm wondering if there are readily accessible articles on how to structure a critique group so it functions well. (Sort like a "Rules of the Road" guide for the group).


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Old 03-26-2008, 12:51 PM
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Re: Running a Critique Group

Cynbar, I don't know the answer to your question, so I've moved it to the Critiques Center, where you are more likely to get the assistance you need.

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Old 03-26-2008, 03:19 PM
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Re: Running a Critique Group

Hi cynbar
A quick google brought up some websites that might be helpful to you in creating a framework for your group:




Doing this I came across a tongue-in-cheek website that will takes an irrevent look at critiques:

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Old 03-26-2008, 03:30 PM
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Re: Running a Critique Group

There is a problem: Everyone reads art differently, so there may be someone who has a wonderful piece, be it strange, and everyone will say that this needs to be fixed and that needs to be fixed, when maybe nothing needed to be fixed..

I think that everyone should say at least 1 positive thing (maybe 3 positives) per piece. Then they can say negatives afterwards. Artists are sensitive souls.
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:53 PM
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Re: Running a Critique Group

Hi Cynbar and welcome to the forum. ........I can see your point on getting off the track, but sometimes that can be fun also. I have found on Wet Canvas that if you want a good idea on how to improve, post it here on open critique. If you just want good job and attaboys, post it in acrylic, watercolor, oil, etc. I would much rather have the guidance of my fellow artist if I truly want to improve. The old adage stands, "If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen." If you really have a lot of self confidence post it in Structured critique. They'll really burst your bubble there. I would suggest you spend time in each of the forums and find a balance that works for you. I'm glad you joined us and I look forward to seeing your work. Keep having fun...........Lenore
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