Full course title: "Art/Life Tactics: A (Practical) Practice and Critique Seminar". Art is provocative, hilarious, disturbing, and amazing. It is the reason we are all here. But what happens after you leave school? How do you get your art out into the world? This class takes as its premise that being an artist involves hard work, relationship building, and nuanced learning in finding a balance between art and life. Students in this critique seminar will present their work to each other as well as to art world professionals in the context of developing a practice that responds not only to one's internal aesthetic but to outside realities as well. The semester will include meetings with collectors and visiting critics/artists and brief readings. Students will be required to make a final presentation of their work to a panel of arts professionals, gallerists and/or curators.