Critical Response Process® - getting POWERFUL feedback on your work!

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Critical Response Process® - getting POWERFUL feedback on your work!

Sick of artistic feedback that wounds and paralyzes? Learn how to give and get feedback that EXCITES and INSPIRES an artist to keep working!

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Stanton's Sheet Music, James E. Strouse Workshop Hall 330 South 4th Street Columbus, OH 43215

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  • 1 hour 50 minutes
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This event is presented by Anahata Music Project LLC. We work for musicians from heartbeat to downbeat!™

Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process® (also known as"CRP" or "the Process") is enthusiastically embraced by artists and arts educators around the world as a much-needed breath of fresh air. Dancer/choreographer, author, and speaker, Liz Lerman developed CRP to meet what she saw as an intense need for a less painful, more productive method of communicating about art work and the creative choices artists must make.

The Process is a four-step method for giving and receiving feedback on creative work, while a facilitator maintains a safe and structured environment that allows the artist to come up with their own solutions to creative dilemmas by way of comments and questions from peers. Now, when performing artists are presenting their work for feedback, they can come away with a bouyant heart, feeling inspired and re-energized with new ideas and motivation for continuing their work.

How the Creative Response Process works

The group of participants all take one of Three Roles; that of the Artist, who shares work; the Peers, who offer comments and questions; and the Facilitator, who keeps everyone on track. (There may be other accompanying artists who participate in sharing the work.)

The Four Steps of the Process are simple. They are: Step 1. Statements of Meaning; Step 2. the Artists as Questioner; Step 3. Neutral Questions; and Step 4. Opinion Time. Though they are simple, the Four Steps tend to reveal some of the deep-seated habits of thinking and communicating that can prevent a healthy exchange of creative ideas and opinions among peers. Participants are often surprised at the challenge they present.

Susan Schwarz - Facilitator of CRP

Susan has been practicing CRP since 2005, when she first witnessed Liz Lerman teaching her method at an Ohio Arts Council artist retreat. Since then, she has facilitated the Process for hundreds of students, educators, and other professionals who make creative work. She has worked with dancers, singers, writers, poets, visual artists, entrepreneurs, and groups of non-artist adults. She has been engaged by the Opera/Columbus Summer Education Program, GetVocal Now!, Greater Columbus Arts Council, VSA Arts Ohio, Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, Columbus Academy of Arts & College Prep, and more.

For more information about Liz Lerman and the Critical Response Process®, visit:

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