Mural Artists, "How to Give (and Receive) Positive Criticism"
Criticism hurts for most, but given right, it can inspire both the critic and the critiqued. Here are five tips to make your critique a positive experience.
There is nothing pleasant about criticism. Even the best intentioned critique still stings. People like to be right, correct, and accomplished, it hurts when some one finds faults in your work, no matter how nice your critic tries to be. Still, those who strive to improve, value direct feedback no matter how painful. And as long as the critic is not being MALICIOUS, he or she can actually build a higher level of trust by providing constructive criticism carefully and empathetically.
So whether you are reviewing a fellow artist or friends art work, here are five tips for giving criticism in a way it will be appreciated and well received.
1. Have Clear Objectives
2. Create a Neutral Environment
3. Use Fewer Words With More Meaning