Crit Quickies are Back!

Crit Quickies was on temporary hiatus while we ran our Kickstarter campaign.  Now that the campaign is over, Crit Quickies are back!  Crit Quickies are 1 min. audio critiques on the Art Prof Instagram. Submit! Post your art on Instagram w/ @art.prof, & #critquickie. Watch more Crit Quickies in this playlist on our Youtube channel.

We accept submissions from artists in 8th grade and up. If you’re an art teacher, you’re welcome to submit on behalf of your students!


ART PROF is a free, online educational platform for visual arts for people of all ages to learn visual arts in a vibrant art community. Imagine all of the resources here on our blog, except exponentially bigger, in greater quantity, and in more detail. Our Kickstarter campaign hit its $30k goal on July 19!  Get info on our future launch by subscribing to our email list.

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Free Art Critique Events at Boston Dick Blick Stores this Weekend!

FREE ART CRITIQUE EVENT AT BLICK BOSTON LANDMARK
Saturday, July 16, 2-4pm

Bring up to two pieces of artwork to get an individual review from one of the ART PROF staff:  Casey Roonan, Leyla Faye, and Clara Lieu. Free and open to all skill levels. Pre-registration is highly recommended.

Register here!

Blick Boston Landmark
401 Park Drive, Landmark Center-Fenway
Boston, MA, 02215
(617) 247-3322

Questions?  Contact us.


FREE ART CRITIQUE EVENT AT BLICK CAMBRIDGE
Sunday, July 17, 2-4pm

Bring up to two pieces of artwork to get an individual review from one of the ART PROF staff: Lauryn Welch, Casey Roonan, and Clara Lieu. Free and open to all skill levels. Pre-registration is highly recommended.

Register here!

Blick Cambridge
619 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA, 02139
(617) 441-6360

Questions?  Contact us.

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We recently hosted a Free Art Porfolio Review Event for artists of all ages at the Concord Center for the Visual Arts on Sunday, June 19. See videos, photos and read about this event here.


Don’t live near Boston?
Check out our crit quickies, audio critique packsportfolio video critiques & Ask the Art Prof

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ART PROF is a free, online educational platform for visual arts for people of all ages and means. artprof.org features video courses, art critiques, an encyclopedia of art supplies, and more.

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PORTFOLIO VIDEO CRITIQUES
Prof Lieu offers video critiques on portfolios for students applying to art school and working artists. More info.


ART DARES
Every month, we assign a topic for you to respond to with an artwork. We give out prizes in several categories!  More info.


ASK THE ART PROF was a written column in the Huffington Post from about art related topics. Visit our Pro Development page.

ART PROF Prototype Preview #2

ART PROF Teaching Assistant Casey Roonan reviews a portfolio at our recent free portfolio review event this past June.


Getting professional trusted feedback is really tough to find if you are not currently enrolled in a degree program. Even more rare is the opportunity to have your artwork critiqued by not just one, but several seasoned art professionals.  So many artists have written to me over the past three years, seeking advice and critiques on their artwork.  I saw this gigantic void that I knew I could fill with the ART PROF Teaching Assistants, so that’s why we started offering audio and video critiques here on this blog and Crit Quickies on our Instagram.


Below are recent audio critiques I did with Teaching Assistants Casey Roonan, Lauryn Welch, and Sara Bloem. Listen here:

Jeff Wrench
“Chelsea Rose”, acrylic paint on wallpaper and paint chips, 11″ x 17″

See more audio critiques we have done here!


Here are some thoughts from people who we have done critiques for:

“Thank you so, so much for such a thorough and honest critique. It is really difficult to find that sort of feedback. It is such a help to have a direction to explore.”

“Thank you so much for your encouraging words and constructive feedback. I’ve never had my work critiqued before so I was a bit apprehensive but you were all so well-meaning and gave me such good advice that I not only feel relieved but extremely grateful!”

“Clara, this was great for someone like me — I’m not in school and I haven’t really found a way to get thoughtful input on my art. Many of the critique comments highlight things I hadn’t explicitly thought about, so I am excited that pursuing these ideas may lead me to some interesting development. Thanks to all four of you!”


Below is a tiny slice of a video critique from the ART PROF prototype:

Now imagine if there was a page on our prototype that could consolidate all of the different kinds of critiques ART PROF has to offer.  On the contrary, we don’t have to imagine! This critique page is already built, its just sitting on a server, waiting for the funds we need to bring make it public.  See the page below!

If our Kickstarter campaign is successful, that means that several pages that like this one, and many more sections of our prototype will become free and accessible to the public. Donate before July 19!  (Remember, Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing format.  If we do not reach our goal, we will receive no funding.)

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ART PROF is a free, online educational platform for visual arts for people of all ages and means. artprof.org features video courses, art critiques, an encyclopedia of art supplies, and more.

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PORTFOLIO VIDEO CRITIQUES
Prof Lieu offers video critiques on portfolios for students applying to art school and working artists. More info.


ART DARES
Every month, we assign a topic for you to respond to with an artwork. We give out prizes in several categories!  More info.


ASK THE ART PROF was a written column in the Huffington Post from about art related topics. Visit our Pro Development page.

Crit Quickies: Before & After Crits


Now that I’ve done 10 Crit Quickies on my Instagram, I’m going to add follow up crits called “Before & After.” So, if you get a Crit Quickie from me, you can work further on the artwork I critiqued. Then, post your revised artwork w/@art.prof, ‪#‎artprof‬ & “Before & After.”

Looking forward to seeing what you do!


Subscribe to my email list! There’s a big announcement coming on June 14 about a major art education project that you won’t want to miss.

The Crit Quickies are Pouring In

Crit Quickie #8 by @tea_for_jbass


Over the last 48 hours, Crit Quickie submissions have started pouring into my Instagram!

What I’m most excited about is the extraordinary range of different artists and artworks that people are sending me. Crit Quickie #3 was by a retired art teacher, and #9 (below) was a painting by a 9th grader that was submitted by her art teacher.  #8 (above) is by a freshman in art school. With so many submissions, it is going to take me some time to get to yours, so please be patient. If the volume of submissions gets to the point where I’m not able to critique every piece, I will have to critique only select pieces. Keep those submissions coming! Post your art w/ @art.prof , #artprof & “Crit Quickie.”

We accept submissions from artists in 9th grade and up. If you’re an art teacher, you’re welcome to submit on behalf of your students!


These Crit Quickies are little nibbles compared to the major art education project that is arriving on Tuesday, June 14.  If you like Crit Quickies, our Audio Critiques, Ask the Art Prof Live, my Portfolio Video Critiques, our in person Portfolio Review events, (June 19, not too late to sign up!) then you’re in for an artistic banquet of a lifetime!  Don’t miss the banquet and subscribe to my email list today.


Crit Quickie #9 by @colleenkr


Crit Quickie #9 by @dbgossett


Subscribe to my email list! There’s a big announcement coming up on June 14 that you won’t want to miss. I send announcements only a few times a year.

A Major Art Education Project is Coming June 14!

A thin slice of an interactive video critique and a charcoal drawing demonstration. This video critique and demo are just two tiny parts of a huge art education project that will be landing full force on June 14! ‪

Don’t miss the big announcement by subscribing to my email list.

Crit Quad #2: Heidi Neff

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Heidi Neff
“Untitled (Resistence)”, acrylic paint on canvas, 9″ x 16″

“This painting is a part of a larger body of work which  investigates the relationship between the virtual and the physical and how that relates to profoundly personal experiences such as love, sex, motherhood, loss, illness, physical injury and spiritual connections. In my work, paint acts as metaphor for that which is messy, physical and real in an increasingly detached, virtual world.”


Yves-Olivier Mandereau, Teaching Assistant
Yves-Olivier Mandereau, Designer & Ceramic Artist
“If you’re talking about the physical and virtual world, I want to see in your work what is the relationship between two systems.”


Annie Irwin, Teaching Assistant
Annie Irwin, Weaver, Textile Artist, Painter
“In terms of what’s happening in the background, I think you could achieve more space and depth by trying to further your experimentation with materials.”


Alex Rowe, Teaching Assistant
Alex Rowe, Book Illustrator
“The really nice, subdued blue is really making all the oranges and the yellows, and the reds pop.”


Clara Lieu, Visual Artist & Adjunct Professor at RISD
Clara Lieu, Fine Artist & Adjunct Professor at RISD
“Specificity is really helpful.  When people try to take on too many subjects all at once, they find they just can’t get specific enough and the audience gets lost.”
Mentioned: Frank Auerbach, Lucien Freud, Francis BaconSoutine


ART PROF is a free, online educational platform for visual arts for people of all ages and means. artprof.org features video courses, art critiques, an encyclopedia of art supplies, and more.

FB    Youtube    Pinterest     Instagram    Twitter    email    etsy


PORTFOLIO VIDEO CRITIQUES
Prof Lieu offers video critiques on portfolios for students applying to art school and working artists. More info.


ART DARES
Every month, we assign a topic for you to respond to with an artwork. We give out prizes in several categories!  More info.


ASK THE ART PROF was a written column in the Huffington Post from about art related topics. Visit our Pro Development page.