Critique Group

Open to artists of all backgrounds and media.


We All Need Feedback

Critiques are an indispensable component of every artist’s education, growth, and individual path. Unfortunately, far too many see it as a setting to be feared. Rather, look at it as a rest stop along your studio practice’s ongoing journey; a place to stop, check your direction, clear the trash out of the car, and refresh yourself for the next leg. Filled with practical information from a variety of perspectives, critiques provide you with the means to reflect on the purpose and progress of your journey.

Monthly Critique Group is held online via Zoom. 

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First Friday of the Month, 3-5pm

Upcoming Sessions: Oct 1 • Nov 5 • Dec 3 • Jan 7

Cost: Free

Moderated by PenArt’s Director of Education Elysia Michaelsen, Critique Group invites artists of all levels and backgrounds to come together for conversation. Reserve a 30-minute block to share your in-progress and/or finished work, ask questions of the group, and discuss what might be next (or just come and share your viewpoints and learn from other artists). Feedback is transcribed by Elysia, not only so you can focus on the conversation at hand, but also so you can revisit comments once you return to your home studio and continue working. 

Email to reserve your spot today.

Click here to join our meeting on Zoom on October 1st at 3pm.