Artwork Critique Cubes
January 10, 2020 -- North Adams Public Schools art specialist Erica Manville teaches at Drury High School, where her students regularly critique artwork created in the classroom. To help facilitate this, her students design Critique Cubes. These cubes help students to prepare to respond to inquiries and critiques about the art they’ve created. The sides of the cube correspond to the ways we look at art — describing, analyzing, interpreting, and judging — and help students to learn that judgement is not always a bad thing. Building and designing these cubes flexibly integrates creating, writing, and critical thinking into the same project: a rigorous task that yields a unique, functional product!