I thought I would write this post because on my courses I encourage learners to share their work. On a beginners course this is typically done by the walk around the room at the end of a session, in more advanced classes there is a ‘class critique’ where everyone talks and shares their artwork from each completed project.
On a few occasions some learners have refused to do this, one learner commented that he didn’t see the point of looking at others work or showing his own work to other people in the class. I had assumed that every teacher or tutor would encourage sharing of artwork by the class but according to this learner his old tutor didn’t do this. This made me think of the issue of sharing artwork in an art class, is it necessary and if so what are the benefits?