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

Personal studio visits with NYC Crit Club faculty and curators:

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. Curator with HR curating.

ISP LEVEL I - $160 - Independent Study includes:

One studio visit via video/facetime/skype only for 40 minutes. This can be a studio visit or a discussion about your work and goals.

ISP LEVEL II - $200 - Independent Study includes:

  • 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.

  • Follow up email exchanges 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 Independent Study Plans Available:

  • One Online Studio Visit with Catherine or Hilary. One month. ($160 for level 1, $200 for level II, see above)

  • Two Studio Visits- with both Catherine and Hilary- One visit each. Our most popular plan. Two months. ($320 for level I, $400 for level II, see above info)

  • Ongoing Monthly Studio Visits with Catherine, Hilary, and/or Claudia Bitran. ($200 a month for duration, 1 hour studio visits)

Payment Details
We accept one-time payments via venmo or paypal before each visit OR payment in installments per week.

When: Can be scheduled at a time that works for both parties.

How to Apply for an Independent Study

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

Step 2. Fill out Application on our Apply page.

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

Please email us if you have any questions at