Online Critique Service

Do you ever find yourself looking at your work and wanting a second opinion?

Our online critique service could be just what you’re looking for! This unique video service is the perfect way to develop your skills and improve your paintings with feedback and advice from a professional artist.

Develop your skills with help from the SAA! How much does the critique cost?

If you’re a Silver member, you receive one FREE critique each year as part of your membership, otherwise you can expect to pay £30. To take advantage of this fantastic chance to get feedback on your work you can:

Call our friendly team on 0800 980 1123

or email

How does the process work?

Do you have an email address?

As this is a digital service, the first thing you need to make sure you have is internet access and a working email address.

Send us information about your painting

Once you’ve purchased a critique (or, if you’re a Silver member, you’ve contacted us to redeem your free critique), a member of the team at SAA HQ will be in touch to request more information about the painting you’d like feedback on, along with a high resolution photograph of the painting.

We'll assign an SAA Professional Associate to your critique

When we’ve received your painting by email, your contact at SAA HQ will then allocate the work to one of our SAA Professional Associates.

Your video critique is available!

The Professional Associate will then upload your critique to YouTube – we’ll contact you when your video critique is ready for you to view.

Critique FAQs

  • The video critique will be completed and back to you within 7 days of us receiving the information and photograph of the painting you’d like to be critiqued.

  • Along with the hi-res photograph of your painting, you’ll send us further information of what you are trying to achieve to help our Professional Associate focus your critique.

    The professional associate will:

    • Highlight areas that have worked well
    • Point out aspects that perhaps haven’t worked particularly well
    • Provide you with information and tools to use within your next work.
    • We always aim to inform, encourage and inspire and we’re certain you’ll find a video critique helps with this.

    See an example


  • At the SAA, we’re fortunate enough to have an extensive network of professional artists who are SAA Professional Associates. This group of people:

    Work closely with the SAA, whether that’s running workshops, developing product ranges and more.
    Have extensive teaching experience
    Have experience of carrying out critiques on their student’s work.