Q-Art ARTiculation Crit Session at The Whitechapel

Today Q-Art ran an ‘Introduction to the Crit and Talking About Art’ workshop for sixth form students who were taking part in Roche Court’s ARTiculation Prize. The students travelled in from a number of schools in the London area and the workshop was hosted by the Whitechapel Gallery in their wonderful Clore Creative Studio, which has fabulous views across the rooftops of London.

After an introductory ice-breaker, we talked about the importance of bringing in personal references and observations when reading and talking about art. The students had the opportunity to conduct mini crits in the gallery before discussing work they had chosen to talk about in the competition. All students were challenged to comment on work and to feed back to the group in quick-fire, timed sessions. Students were often surprised by other’s observations and were pleased to discover new insights  that they had not thought of themselves.

All of the students took part enthusiastically and made it a truly inspiring afternoon – thank you!

Students who attended were really positive about the workshop and all said they would recommend it to their friends. The participants said about the workshop:

“I was interested in the depth of the analysis we went into on the artwork”

“The workshop has highlighted the endless possibilities when talking about a piece of artwork which makes it more interesting”

“Especially useful if you plan on studying art further”

“We discussed art and formed new ideas/ views”

“If I had the opportunity I would do it again”

The ARTiculation Prize is The Roche Court Educational Trust’s public speaking competition, which invites sixth form students from all sectors of education to give a short presentation on a work of art, artefact or architecture of their choice. For more information go to:

http://rochecourteducationaltrust.co.uk/articulation-prize/

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