Sunday May 21, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM MST
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Tempe Center Annex, Arizona State University 
951 S. Mill Avenue
Suite 108
Tempe, AZ 85281

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John Borstel 
Liz Lerman, LLC 

Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process: One-Day Intensive 

Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process (CRP) is a facilitated structure for giving and getting feedback on artistic works in progress and other human endeavors. Originally devised in 1990, CRP is in broad use by artists, educators, universities, school systems, arts incubators and professional networks throughout North America, Europe, and beyond. Grounded in principles of meaning, inquiry, and dialogue, it is designed to leave the maker eager and motivated to get back to work on the project under consideration, to truly harvest the “progress” in “work in progress.” This introductory workshop explores the values that support useful critique and offers hands-on experience in the four steps and three roles of CRP. Through skill-building in observation, discerning and managing our own responses, and forming powerful questions, we will explore variations on CRP useful in coaching, teaching, collaboration, and creative process.

In supporting the creation of new work, we have found Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process to be the best tool we’ve ever encountered in assisting individual artists at the most vulnerable stages of creation. The Process empowers artists and invests responders with real responsibility as audience members.

--James C. Nicola, Artistic Director, New York Theater Workshop


Liz Lerman and John Borstel co-authors of Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process: A method for getting useful feedback on anything you make, from dance to dessert.




A limited number of partial scholarships are available to fulltime students and artists. For information, contact John Borstel at john@lizlerman.com.


Through a partnership with the Create/Change: AZ Institute, CRP Intensive attendees that need lodging accommodation can book a room at the Graduate: Tempe at the discounted rate of $89.00 per night. The Graduate: Tempe is located at 225 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281 (approximately 10 minutes walking distance from the workshop location). Book by April 24, 2017.

To reserve a room, call the hotel at (480) 967-9431 and reference the discount code:
Create/Change AZ

Additional Opportunity

This one-day intenstive will take place the day before the Create/Change: AZ Institute. Developed by Anne Basting and the TimeSlips team, and presented in Arizona by the Arizona Commission on the Arts and ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Create/Change is 2.5 day institute which focuses on transforming care for elders through creative engagement. If you are interested in attending both learning opportunities, Create/Change: AZ attendees can register for the CRP Intensive at a discounted rate. To learn more about this opportunity visit http://azarts.gov/programs/create-change/ or contact Carly Bates, AZ Creative Aging Coordinator, at cbates@azarts.gov.

Photos by Alonzo Parra, John Borstel, and Jasmine Wilson