Students receive feedback from classmates but not from instructors. In order to provide a high level of instruction at an affordable price, instructors focus on creating comprehensive lessons. We discussed offering a weekly personal feedback from instructors to students, but that proved to be time-inhibitive at the price point we sell our courses at.
Now, having said that, here’s what we recommend:
- Engage with other students and provide feedback to other’s works. If you provide solid, constructive, encouraging feedback to other students, you’ll receive the same for your assignments.
- Get family and friends to provide input. Ask them these questions:
- What is the strongest part of my work?
- What part jumps out at you as distracting, or out of place?
- What are the assignment goals? I.e., what did you set out to accomplish in this particular assignment? Remember, you’re not aiming for perfection, but growth in one or two specific areas in each assignment.
- What do you think I am most excited about as you look at my piece?
- You can also share your work to trusted friends via email or by posting your work on Facebook.
- Remember, it’s wise to use discretion in who you share with. Too many opinions can lead to confusion.
Though you may not get personal feedback from your instructor, you’ll get one of the best online art courses you can find online or onsite. And from the assignment guidelines and lesson tips, you should be able to self-critique fairly well to ensure continued growth, not to mention “fresh-eye” feedback from friends and family. :)