• 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

    Kirkus interviewed MFAC '13 alum, Daniel Bernstrom, about his recently released debut picture book, One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree, and other upcoming releases.

    Marsha Wilson Chall, MFAC faculty, is launching her newest picture book, The Secret Life of Figgy Mustardo—published June 7th. Join Marsha for the launch party on the 11th at Red Balloon Bookshop.

    Join the Department of Theatre and Dance on Friday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m. for its first Shakespeare on the Lawn event, featuring student and alumni performances.

    Peter Pearson's MFAC ’12 debut picture book, How to Eat an Airplane, is an absurdist guide to eating an airplane without embarrassing yourself. Launch party is June 4th at Flying Cloud airport.