NYC Crit Club Independent Study Program:
One-on-one feedback about your art and professional practices

Personal studio visits with NYC Crit Club faculty:

Catherine Haggarty
Artist, director of Ortega y Gasset, and curator. Faculty at SVA and Hofstra University. Director, NYC Crit Club.

Hilary Doyle
Artist and curator. Faculty at RISD and Purchase College. Founder and Director, NYC Crit Club.

A $150 studio visit includes the following:

  • A consultation email about your artistic goals and aspirations for the month such as improving and developing your work, professional practices, and life plan as an artist. This can be customized for each artist's plan and project and we will work together to develop a curriculum that best fit your needs.

  • One in-person or video chat studio visit for one hour. This can be a studio visit or a discussion about your work or goals.

  • Follow up email exchange answering questions about career goals such as the following: List of residencies appropriate for you to apply to, relevant readings, grad school advice, professional practices advice, artist statement feedback, questions answered or anything else you might want advice or guidance with.

Custom Plans Available

  • One Studio Visit with Catherine or Hilary. $150. One month.

  • Two Studio Visits with both Catherine and Hilary. Our most popular plan. $300. Two months.

  • Ongoing Monthly Studio Visits $150/month with Catherine, Hilary, and/or Claudia Bitran.

Payment Details
We accept one-time payments of $150 before each visit OR payment in installments (example: 5 payments of $30 per week).

How to Apply for an Independent Study

Step 1. 
Please review the details on Independent Studies above.

Step 2. Fill out the new Application form.

Step 3. Pay $25 application fee using Venmo to @HilaryLDoyle.

Please email us if you have any questions at