To become a better artist South Laurel Middle School Arts and Humanities Dept. London, KY What is Peer Review? Peer review is a way each of you can get objective (NOT mean spirited!) feedback from your peers! It is a way to help and be helped by other students! It is a way to grow as an artist, AND Help others grow as artists! Traits of Good Peer Reviewers Good Peer Reviewers are THOROUGH in following format of reviewing. No rushing through. Truly THINK about each item ARE SERIOUS! No “cute” or flippant remarks. KNOW that a fellow student put a great deal of time and effort into the project. KNOW that he or she deserves respect! Good Peer Reviewers… Offer suggestions, NOT commands. Never argue with the artist. Simply offer suggestions and move on. Good Peer Reviewers… Use “I feel” Statements NEVER use “finger pointing” language such as “You did” this or “you didn’t do” that. Example: “I feel the focal point in this piece needs to be emphasized more”. Good Peer Reviewers… Are careful to phrase all comments CLEARLY and CAREFULLY so the artist easily understands what needs improvement. Are careful to ALSO include comments about what is done very well! Good Peer Reviewers… Makes sure all comments are CONSTRUCTIVE and SPECIFIC. Never says something as vague as: “I think you need to work on it some more”. An example of good direction would be: “I don’t feel there is a pathway for the viewer’s eye to follow. Perhaps if you repeated this element of color it would create one.” Good Peer Reviewers Avoid turning the artist’s artwork into YOUR artwork! Not only must you be a good REVIEWER But you must also be a good REVIEWEE A Good Reviewee Accepts CONSTRUCTIVE criticism well Does not argue. Simply listens to suggestions and considers them. Knows he or she may not accept every suggestion, but does not become defensive. Understands that the viewer may have a different point of view…and that is ok. Does not become angry. A Good Reviewee Does not give “excuses” Simply listens And thinks whether he/she feels the suggestion is something he/she needs to do Thanks the reviewer!