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

Weekly Membership

  • Receive feedback and professional advice from a group of artists, instructors, and guest critics.

  • Strengthen your work for applications to residencies, graduate schools, and group shows.

  • Broaden your art community and participate in a DIY group show.

NYC Crit Club hosts weekly grad-school style group critiques of serious artists work. Our goal is to support and strengthen the work of every artist in the group collectively. Critiques are held at different artist’s studios as well as at galleries and art spaces around the city.  Participating artists take turns hosting and sharing their work in their studios. Members present on a three-week rotation to the group. At the end of the semester, a guest critic joins the course for critiques!

Courses are led by Hilary Doyle, Catherine Haggarty and Claudia Bitran.

What's New This Spring 2019?!

  • New Field Trips and Artist Talks!

  • New art openings groups and text tuesday partners.

  • New Prompts and Guest Critics.

  • New Guest Facilitator: Claudia Bitran will be facilitating some classes in tandem with Catherine and Hilary.

Hilary, Catherine and Claudia will individually lead classes on Mondays and Wednesdays so 3-4 sessions run every week. Halfway through the semester leaders will swap over, Hilary or Claudia will take over Catherine's Monday and Wednesday groups and vice versa.  This way everyone can work with more than one leader/teacher each semester.

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

  • Guest critic classes $30 and Artist talks $25

All classes are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

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

Weekly Spring Membership*

  • Receive 15-20 minute long critiques from the group every 3 weeks

  • Participation, collaborations, assignments, etc.

  • An invite to Art Text Tuesdays -- a text exchange about weekly goals between members via texts.

  • DIY group show in a studio for the final class

  • A Final Critique with a Guest Critic

*At least 10-11 classes are required for members to participate in all the benefits of the class such as final guest critiques and final show as space is limited.

Drop-In Waitlist*

  • Drop-in’s are added to a weekly schedule they can drop in to anytime to join the discussion. Drop ins may also present work up to 2x for a 5- 10 minute critique at the end of class during weekly classes. Drop in’s can not present work for guest critics or in the final shows but may attend any and all classes.

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

Dates & Times

Spring 2019 Dates & Times for the Weekly Membership


Weekly 7pm - 9:00pm


Monday Classes: Feb 5th to May 7th every week

Wednesday Classes: Feb 7th to May 9th every week


Critiques are held at different artists studios, galleries and art spaces on a rotating basis. Transmitter Gallery or Ortega Y Gasset Gallery will host the first class.

What to Bring

Bring 1-2 pieces of your artwork that  you want a crit on. Each week will have new assignment options to consider. Also, bring a sketchbook and pen for notes.

Applications for Spring 2019 Weekly Memberships has closed.

Though we are no longer accepting applications for Spring 2019 Weekly Memberships, you can apply for Fall 2019 Weekly Memberships and year-round Independent Studies.

“Crit Club is an incredible resource for artists in NYC. Everyone involved, from group leaders to members, are dedicated and intelligent artists. Crit Club 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