Art Critique Seminar

What can I expect from the Art Critique Seminar?

The Art Critique Seminar provides a high-level review of your work, pointing out reasons your work may not be getting the recognition you desire.

This critique covers:
An overall evaluation of your artwork's strengths and weaknesses
Specific comments on 3 images submitted for the critique
Clear guidelines on how to move forward with your art
Extensive and personal one-on-one feedback on your work from Betsy Dillard Stroud

Instructor Biography: Betsy Dillard Stroud
Betsy Dillard Stroud began painting at the age of eight when an insightful uncle gave her a set of oils and suggested a tutor. Stroud is a signature member and Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society in New York and a signature member of the National Watercolor Society in California, the Rocky Mountain Watermedia Honor Society in Colorado, and a Royal Scorpion and life Member of the Arizona Watercolor Society. She is a former President of the Southwestern Watercolor Society.

A nationally acclaimed and award-winning artist, Stroud is also a former art historian who received her M.A. from the University of Virginia.

Stroud is the author of Painting from the Inside Out (North Light Books, 2002) and The Artist’s Muse: Unlock the Door for Your Creativity, also published by North Light Books. Stroud has adjudicated over sixty international, national, state and regional exhibitions. She has written articles for many major art magazines, including The Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Artist, and has taught workshops and lectured throughout the United States for the last twenty-five years. Although known for her watercolor and acrylic paintings, she has also had much experience in many media including oil, printmaking, and pastel.

What type of work can I submit?

The Art Critique Seminar is designed to evaluate paintings and drawings in traditional media. Betsy Dillard Stroud will review two-dimensional works made in acrylic, collage, oil, pastel, watercolor, and dry media (drawing materials). Sorry, no sculpture, ceramics, digital art, or photography.

Who should take this course?

Beginning, intermediate, and advanced artists who wish to have their work critiqued by an award-winning artist and North Light Books author

How to submit your work?

Please note: For Session One, you will ZIP and submit all 3 of the pieces you'd like critiqued. Seeing all your artwork at the same time allows the instructor to get an overall feel for your work and spot trends and patterns. For Sessions Two, Three, and Four, you will upload your artwork one at a time. The instructor will provide feedback on each of your pieces every week.

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