CRITS: A Student Manual is a practical guide to help art and design students obtain maximum benefits from the most common method of teaching these subjects in college: the studio critique.
CRITS positions studio critiques as positive, productive, and inspirational means to foster development - not occasions to be feared.
It explains the requisite skills, knowledge, and attitudes for meaningful and motivational participation in critiques.
CRITS teaches students the hows and whys of critiques so that they can gain enriching benefits from their instructors and peers during and after critiques. Renowned author Terry Barrett informs, guides, and reassures students on the potential value of studio critiques.
Filled with real-life examples of what works well, and what doesn't, Barrett provides readers with the tools to see crits as opportunities to participate, observe, reflect, and develop - improving art and design engagement at all levels.