How do artists learn from the works of others? By learning to critically evaluate our own art, can we better understand how to grow creatively and promote our ideas clearly? This course focuses on learning approaches to criticizing art with the goal of helping students better understand how to look at art, give feedback to others and reflect on their own development.
Using student-supplied artworks as our subject, we move step-by-step through the four steps of critique: description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation. Our activities will also touch on four key aesthetic theories – imitationalism, emotionalism, formalism, and instrumentalism – with the goal of helping students better understand the focus of their work. Students will be asked to submit works to the discussion, join in commentary and formulate opinions and reflections. Written handouts with guidelines for exercises will be provided.
Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and include daily lunch/snacks, relevant materials fees and any applicable taxes
John Luna’s work in painting, sculpture, performance, and installation has been exhibited in group and solo shows in Canada, the United States and Spain. His written work in art criticism and poetry has appeared across Canada as well as in the United States, Australia, and Indonesia. His first poetry collection, Listing, was released through Decoupage Publishing in 2015.Click here to read more about JOHN LUNA