NYC Crit Club offers weekly critique courses and
one-on-one independent studies for artists.

Weekly Membership: NEW Summer 2019 Classes!

Deadlines for Summer Applications: For the $25 application fee applications are due by May 1st midnight. The application cost increases to $35 for later applicants applications submitted from May 2nd to the final deadline on May 5th.

This summer we are offering TWO NEW Summer Classes!:

Art Career Intensive (10 weeks -May 27th- August 14th)

Theory and Writing Workshop (5 weeks- May 20th- June 17th)

Art Career Intensive

Lead by Hilary Doyle (Founder of NYC Crit Club). Select classes taught by Claudia Bitran and Guest Critics

Beginning May 27th - through August 15th

Classes run Weekly for 10 weeks - Classes either Mondays or Wednesdays 7-9pm

Art Career Intensive is the perfect course for anyone wanting to realize new goals for their practice this summer.  Using each participants artwork and goals as the starting point, artists receive feedback on application materials, speaking, writing, images of work and more in order to improve how each artist presents their ideas and work to others. Guest critics will join at the middle and end of the summer to look at work or application materials of each artists choosing. Each artist get’s feedback through group critiques every two weeks and joins for crits of other artists work. Classes will be held at various studios and spaces across New York City. Critiques will focus on different aspects of each artists practice including websites, slideshow images, text, speaking about work and more. Each artist chooses their own larger goals to focus on in critiques such as Residencies, MFA Programs, open calls, grants, show or curatorial proposals, and/or improving artwork.

Artists in Art Career intensive work on applying to new programs and open calls, learn how to create their own opportunities, get into more group shows and build community this summer!

To apply to Art Career Intensive (or for members to join) fill out this Application Form and Pay $25 application fee via venmo to @hilaryldoyle: Application for Art Career Intensive.

Apply here to just join Field Trips and one day classes, or multiple classes held through out the summer.

Theory & Writing Workshop

Lead by Catherine Haggarty

Beginning May 20th - through June 19th

Classes run Weekly for 5 weeks - Classes either Mondays or Wednesdays 7-9pm

Time: 7-9pm

Location: Catherine’s Studio, 232 Third Street, Gowanus

Theory & Writing Workshop with Catherine Haggarty runs 5 weeks in length beginning May 20th and ending on June 19th. This seminar meets once a week and focuses on strengthening artist's dialogue and writing abilities through weekly readings, short videos, group conversations and writing prompts. Artists can choose to participate either monday or wednesday day based on their schedule.

Participating artists will dive into select modern and contemporary artist's work, personal history and their influence on art making today. In addition, weekly art theory and essays readings contextualize conversations and writing prompts given. Class members are asked to review two shows in New York City and share with the class for critique and feedback. Weekly writing prompts and group work will steer the conversation for artists to improve and strengthen their writing and understanding about Art today.

To apply to Theory and Writing Workshop (or for members to join) Fill out this Theory and Writing Application Form and Pay $25 application fee via venmo.

To apply for multiple classes, just field trips, Independent studies apply here: General Application

Details About Membership:

Affordable Pricing for Artists

  • Weekly Membership: $25* per class via our online calendar to reserve your slot each week ($25 application fee.)

  • Drop-ins: (local or out of state) $25 per class (plus application fee)

  • Independent Studies: $150 (plus application fee) per visit and two email exchanges

  • Artist talks $25

  • Guest critic classes (1- 2 classes per semester) $35

  • For lower $25 application fee applications are due by Sunday April 30th midnight. Application cost increases to $35 for later applicants applying before final deadline Sunday May 6th. Apply today!

Post Bac’s and MFA’s and residencies can cost thousands of dollars— $9,678 for one year of a Post Bac— To join for one class with us is just $250 total for one 10 weeks of class. We allow artists to pay weekly and just for classes attended to keep prices low for artists. We want our classes to be available to everyone accepted!*

*For anyone who absolutely cannot afford to attend weekly classes, we also consider reduced pricing work study for accepted artists based on need. If needed, please explain in the feedback section of your application and email us:  

All classes are non-refundable and non-transferable. 


  • Drop-in’s are added to a weekly schedule they can drop in to anytime to join the discussion whenever they can make it. Drop in’s can not present work for guest critics or in the final shows but may attend any classes in their rotations and field trips as well. Attending more than just your own critiques when drop in’s can is still strongly encouraged. Drop in’s should apply for the class they plan to drop in to.

*To apply and/or register to drop in please use our application on the website for the class you choose to drop in to and pay to register so we can have you formally reviewed and registered for the class. 


Critiques are held at different artists studios, galleries and art spaces on a rotating basis.

What to Bring

Each week will have new assignment options to consider. Also, bring a sketchbook and pen for notes.

More questions? See our FAQ Page!

Photo Credit above: Anita Trombetta Studio and paintings. Splash page photos are in Joan Reutershan’s studio.

“ NYC Crit Club is an incredible resource for artists in NYC. Everyone involved, from group leaders to members, are dedicated and intelligent artists. NYCC provides a range of opportunities for artists, from crit sessions to artists talks and studio visits and much more, where you can engage with other artists and your work on a deeper level. Hilary and Catherine are dynamic and generous and are continuously growing the program to suit the needs of members, you can draw from many aspects available to find what works for you.”
— NYC Crit Club Member, Summer 2018