Your work MUST be up at the critique on Friday if you want me to grade it Monday, even if you’re sick the day of a critique. Period. Even if it’s an excused absence. If you can’t be there for ANY reason, be sure to have someone bring your Artwork to class and get it back to you that night. I WILL NOT GRADE ANY ARTWORK THAT HAS NOT BEEN UP AT THE CRITIQUE. How this continues to confuse AP students is beyond me…
But let’s say you’re behind because you procrastinated and/or started over three times and now it’s Friday and you’ve got nothing, zip, zilch, nada. So you decide to just cut AP that day so you wont get that look from me when I ask you why your work isn’t on the wall. You know the look…
But remember, being present for and participating in critiques is worth 50 points, your art is worth 100 points. So if you cut class Friday to skip the Critique, then I’m not grading your art on Monday, therefore you’re getting a grade of 0/150, the biggest “F” imaginable. Then, you’ll get this look:
Even if you had an “A” before, blowing off a critique will literally KILL that good grade. Don’t do it. Just man up and be there and participate so I can give you at least 25 points just for tossing out a few comments about the other work in the critique. Or even better, put SOMETHING, ANYTHING up, even if it’s the version you had to dig out of the garbage, so that I can give you some points and possibly grade the thing on Monday and not have to explain why you’re suddenly failing to your parents. OK? Then, I’ll give you this look:
If it’s a total piece of garbage that you’re tacking on the wall and YOU know you could’ve done so much better (if only you hadn’t put it off until Sunday afternoon…) you can REDO it later to improve your grade. But Redo’s are VERY LIMITED. Don’t waste them. I do know how hard it is to stand in front of art that you’re, ahem.. less than proud of, but it’s part of the process. Next time, hopefully, you will not make the same mistake. However, being there and participating and putting up your work (even if you HATE it) really will SAVE YOUR GRADE.
Not doing so? Well… the assignments are like dominoes, my friend, and when you fall behind on one you’ve got two to do by the next critique and well that’s just too much, I mean you’ve still got homework for your other classes, and your parents haven’t let up and then there’s your social life, or lack thereof… Get my point?
Glad we’re all on the same page.
Keep up with critiques so you don’t get this look: