Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

February 12, 2013

Monthly Art Critique Workshops at PCAC are open to all artists


CROSSVILLE — Tom Stade, a nationally known artist and member of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade, continues to lead monthly Art Critique Workshops at the Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC) for all artists who wish to attend. The next Art Critique Workshop for 2013 is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. There is no charge; the critique is open and free to all.

Tom’s open discussions encourage Art Guild members and other community artists to refine their technique or rethink their artistic approach, often with small, subtle adjustments or possibly larger-scale changes. Everyone benefits from this informal exchange of ideas. Discussions focus on what’s working well and possible areas for improvement.

Art critiques blend objective facts about the artist’s work with subjective opinions of the viewer. A critique does not simply offer an opinion of a piece but gives back something to the artist that they can use including what’s working well and how the work can be improved. This is called constructive criticism and it’s what critiques are all about.

In addition, artists can learn as much from listening to critiques of other artists’ work as they can from feedback about their own pieces. Artists may bring their own work to be critiqued or just come to listen and learn from the critiques of other artists’ work.

For more information about the Art Critique Workshops or any of the PCAC art classes, visit the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Dr., or call 707-7249. 

The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3)organization and an equal opportunity provider. Website: