• Studio Arts at Hamline University

    The study of studio arts involves learning the fundamental principles of perception, technical skills, and aesthetic concepts corresponding to the individual disciplines of painting, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. Studio courses are taught in a developmental sequence tailored to the needs of the individual student. Discussions of art history and criticism are integral to all studio courses.

  • Department News

    Explore Featured News Stories featuring the Department of Studio Arts and Art History. 
    Discover more about the Current Exhibition in the Soeffker Gallery. 

  • Studio Arts Facilities

    The Department of Studio Arts and Art History maintains a collection of more than 80,000 slides and digital images. The 2,000-square-foot painting studio has almost 1,000 square feet of north light. The printmaking studio is equipped for the intaglio printmaking process. Housed in separate buildings are 2,130 square feet of sculpture and drawing studios. The sculpture studio is equipped for clay modeling and plaster casting. A new 900-square-foot, secure and climate-controlled gallery was opened in 1996 in the Drew Fine Arts Center. The gallery, which houses the permanent collection, has also featured exhibitions that have brought national attention to the university.

  • Additional News

    Miriam Busch, MFAC '14, has just released her newest picture book. Raisin the Littlest Cow, published by Balzer + Bray, with illustrations by Larry Day, is available now.

    Tracy Nelson Maurer, MFAC '09, has two new picture book biographies launching Saturday, April 1: John Deere, That's Who! launches at 11 a.m. at Wild Rumpus Bookstore, and the launch of Noah Webster's Fighting Words is at 2 p.m. at Red Balloon Bookstore.

    Seniors majoring in studio art and art history were in New York City over spring break to visit museums and to conduct research for the senior art exhibition on campus.

    Molly B. Burnham, MFAC '10, has released the third book in the Teddy Mars series: Almost an Outlaw. Teddy goes from record breaker to rule breaker in this conclusion to the hilarious and heartwarming series by the winner of the Fleischman Humor Award.