2022 Critique Week

Background image by Design faculty Tony Brock

Sophomore + Junior Critique Week
Monday May 9 + Tuesday May 10 2022
Lunder Art Center, face-to-face

Sophomore and Junior Design Critique Week happen the same week as finals (May 9, 10). Sophomore and junior crits are scheduled during times when students have design studio / class es to avoid any conflicts with CLAS finals.

About the Critique…

End of year critiques are scheduled to showcase your work from all studio classes from the full year (or from this semester, if you’ve only been here that long). They are intended to be supportive and help you integrate thoughts and progress across the year. You do not need to redo any work for this critique or worry that it is being “graded” or used as a test of any kind. We will, however, point out successes and challenges for you, in hopes of helping you move your work along. This is a great opportunity to step back and see all your design work from the year.

What to Expect…

  • Juries are scheduled in 4 hour time blocks in groups of 8 – 10 students.
  • Sophomores + juniors will sign up for a day and time block via this Doodle poll. Choose a time that coincides during one of your scheduled design studio courses, and that will not conflict with a CLAS final
  • Each student has 20 minutes scheduled within their time block; 10 minutes to discuss your work, and 10 minutes for feedback from the faculty reviewers.
  • You are required to attend the full time block until all students within the same time block as you have presented.

What to Bring…

  • Have all your art and design work from Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.
  • You can use Mural to have your work prepared ahead of time. Follow the links below to set up your Mural board to your crit room.
  • Large-scale work (such as arcade games) can be shown digitally as photographs. Motion work can be shown separately (outside of Mural) but make sure it’s queued up and ready to show during your crit time.
  • Have work organized. Group similar work together (for example, a singular project with multiple parts should be hung or displayed together). There is also a link to the crit rooms in Mural below. You may use these to catalog your work.
  • Bring any sketches, prototypes, and/or printed examples of your work. Work can be laid out on tables and hung on the walls for faculty and your peers to view.

Mural Workspaces:

If you have not used Mural before, create an account using your Lesley email address. (It’s free! ) Any students struggling with the Mural environment, please email me directly and I can send you some helpful tutorials that will get you up and running in the tool very quickly.

What to do…

  • Relax! This is a conversation between you and the faculty about your work.
  • Reviewers/jurors are comprised of design faculty.
  • You are welcome to have a designated note-taker to capture juror feedback.
  • Jurors will also be filling out an assessment form for each of you that they will send after the critique.

If you are a First Year Student…

First year students are expected to sign up for one 4-hour time block to OBSERVE a crit. This provides an opportunity to see advanced student work, and to get a sense for what to expect next year. Use this link to the Doodle poll to sign up for a day + time to observe.

Critique Week Schedules (Sophomore + Juniors)

Monday, May 9Group 1Group 2
Faculty Reviewers:Jim Hood
Jen Pepper
Kristina Lamour Sansone
Tuyen Bui-Lally
Classrooms:Lunder 320 + 321Lunder 203 + 204
1:00 pmLizzie Bishop (JR)Katia Pimental (JR)
1:20 pmSydnie Drezek (JR, UT)Jillian Lesieur (SO)
1:40 pmKelsey McFarland (SO)Andey Davis (SO)
2:00 pmTina Doan (JR)Marissa Wandry (JR)
2:20 pmDiana Dominguez (JR, UT)Natalia Reyes (SO)
2:40 pmBreakBreak
3:00 pmJailene Guzman (SO)Minh Le (JR, UT)
3:20 pmCatie Woodbury (JR)Kevvaughn English (JR, TR)
3:40 pm
Two concurrent groups running on Monday May 9
Tuesday, May 10Group 1Group 2
Faculty Reviewers:Heather Shaw
Ryan McQuade
Geoff Fried
Bill Fleming
Classrooms:Lunder 320 + 321Lunder 203 + 204
1:00 pmColleen Cooney (JR, UT)Kayla Connor (SO)
1:20 pmNick DiOrio (JR, UT)Melisa Flores Ramos (SO)
1:40 pmAhmed Mayyalou (JR, UT)Jason Rogers (SO)
2:00 pmMichelle Shipka (JR, UT)Tess Vigdor (JR, UT)
2:20 pmJoe Magarolas (SO, UT)Sunny Badrawy (JR)
2:40 pmBreakBreak
3:00 pm
Two concurrent groups running on Tuesday May 10

First-Year student observations

Monday, May 9First Year Student ObserversGroup Assignment
1pm – 5pmIsabella FlynnGroup 1 (320 + 321)
1pm – 5pmAiya ThomsonGroup 1 (320 + 321)
1pm – 5pmKiley MontagueGroup 2 (203 + 204)
These are the first-year students observing juries on Monday May 9.
Tuesday, May 10First Year Student ObserversGroup Assignment
1pm – 5pmRory O’DonnellGroup 1 (320 + 321)
1pm – 5pmHaley SpinaleGroup 1 (320 + 321)
1pm – 5pmAdrianna FowlkesGroup 2 (203 + 204)
1pm – 5pm Maggie RandGroup 2 (203 + 204)
1pm – 5pmZoe ShockGroup 2 (203 + 204)
These are the first-year students observing juries on Tuesday May 10