This is a really quick, helpful handout that can be used as part of a critique for any high school art project.
Critiques can be really intimidating for students, so I tend to start with a silent written one / then this interview style / then one in front of the class.
This one is perfect for getting them talking about their art and gathering information.
I use it as a "WIP CRIT" or "Work In Progress Critique" 3 days before their final art is due, so they have time to develop it further based on this feedback.
To start this, pair up students and have them get out their artwork and sketchbooks.
They start by one person being the "viewer" while the artist takes notes on the feedback, then switch.
-The viewer starts by talking about the artists' work
-There's guiding questions for disucssion
-The artist talks last about their intentions
(this way they get to see if their intentions are coming through to the viewer)
It's really simple, but I find this gets them talking.
They sometimes get shy, because art is highly personal, but this helps them get a lot of helpful, specific feedback.