An Unforgettable Critique that Can Transform Your Art Room’s Atmosphere

As a teacher, I am always looking for more ways to run critiques with my students. This video shows a great way to run a critique that brings positivity to the art room in an unexpected way. That positivity can do wonders for your classroom culture and the atmosphere amongst your students. This is especially true at this time of year as students (and teachers) are dragging towards the end of the semester. For a cheap, easy, and quick critique that is still meaningful and worthwhile, watch below!



How do you run critiques in your art room?

Do you have any other fun activities to suggest for this time of year?

Timothy Bogatz

Tim is a high school teacher from Omaha, NE. His teaching and writing focus on the development of creativity, problem-solving, and higher-order thinking skills.


  • Elizabeth Oh

    What an excellent idea : ) Kids often comment on other students work from another class and I pass on the good word. Seeing a written comment is by
    far more effective then hearing one. Thanks for the ‘tip’..and love your videos!

  • Patti Wright

    We do something like this when we’re getting near the end of projects. I have students trade papers. They have to find the best part of a work of art and specifically compliment that. The other part is finding something that could be improved and telling that artist, “If this was mine, I would…to make it even better.”