Take your art career to the next level. Apply to our class NYC Crit Club!

Get feedback and professional advice from a new group of artists, instructor, and guest critics.
Broaden your art community. Join NYC Crit Club!

  • Get feedback on your work through group critique
  • Prepare work for applications to residencies, graduate schools, and group shows
  • Receive professional practice advice and feedback on applications, website, and artist statements
  • Be inspired by a new community of artists


Class structure

For a majority of the weekly classes, students bring work (or images of work) for feedback from the teacher, group, and guest critics.  Classes are held at participating artists studios and at our base in Greenpoint. Host artists share their work for a longer crit at the start of class, followed by crits of the rest of the groups work. Guest critics join in for crits periodically. Email us for further details listed in our syllabus.


Critique Style

We crit as a group to help improve each artists work week-by-week. To get the most value out of each critique experience, each crit is tailored to what you would like feedback on. All students in the class should be open to change in their work so that they can really grow.  Students can choose to try out optional “assignments” to complete for the following class, or receive feedback on what’s working and what can be improved upon.  Students should bring post-it notes, a sketchbook, pen or pencil to every class.


When? Enrollment is open for the ten-week session in Summer 2017. Drop in for one class or more at any time!

Weekly Summer classes, Tuesdays 7-9 pm (may be subject to change or an added day) 

June 6th–August 15th (no class July 4th) 



We meet weekly at Crit Club members' studios or our base in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. (email for more info on where we will go next!)


Who can enroll in this course?

This is a course for serious visual artists over 21 years of age. It is recommended that you have completed at least an undergraduate degree in art and are open to the critique process, as that is the main aspect of the course.


Affordable Pricing for Artists*

$25 per individual class, paid via Venmo to username NYC Crit club prior to each class- Classes cap at 10-12 so reserve your slot early to ensure your space in the class!

$20 per class for the whole summer semester when paying for all remaining classes in advance

*Much like college classes, each prepaid class is non-refundable.


NYC Crit Class is coordinated and taught by artist and instructor Hilary Doyle

NYC Crit Club is coordinated and taught by artist, instructor, and curator Hilary Doyle. Doyle received an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Doyle has exhibited with galleries in NY and beyond such as Field Projects, Parlour Bushwick, Trestle Gallery, Parallel Art Space, Airplane, Vox Populi, the Phoenix Art Museum and Erin Cluely gallery in Texas and has had solo shows at the Active Space and Brown University. Her work has received press coverage in Hyperallergic, Bushwick Daily and New American Paintings Blog. Doyle is a recent recipient of a residency at Mass Moca Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams Mass. Doyle has a multidisciplinary practice that includes painting, drawing, sculpture, and digital collage. 

Doyle has taught at Brown University and Purchase College and will also be teaching at RISD in the Fall. Doyle ran a Critique Group of RISD, SVA and Rutgers MFA grads and taught Professional Practices classes at Purchase college for 3 years. She curates with Reid Hitt as HR Curating and was co-director of Projekt722 gallery for three years. Doyle lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


Apply now!*

To apply, email 

with a link to your website OR (if you do not have a website): 5 jpgs of your work (under 1mb each), CV and Artist Statement

*Classes may cap depending on enrollment, per week.

Credit: Top Image: Paintings by Kimo Nelson (part of past crit club iteration of artists with MFA's from Purchase, RISD, SVA, Rutgers and more!)