Think about a happy person sitting in a fine quiet place, sunny, peaceful. You are happy.
Think again, same place, some minutes later. This person is feeling miserable.
The only difference is: The person had some painful thoughts.
It is your own thinking, your own thoughts, that made you feel unhappy. (read Albert Ellis about this).
If you want to offer feedback be not too careful, because the student is not predictable.
- The student/artist will have to learn to accept feedback.
- One student will be offended by your careful feedback, the other will thank you kindly for the same feedback.
- Do make a difference between work of art and artist.(student or homework) Feedback should be given on the work.
- Do make clear your feedback is your (valuable) opinion.