• 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

    If you are interested in studying abroad at the University of York in spring 2018, there is still time. The Hamline at the University of York Program is an immersive and affordable program that keeps you on track to graduate. The spring 2018 application deadline has been extended until March 15, 2017.


    The Student Protest Print Exhibition in on display in the Drew Fine Arts lobby gallery. The exhibition includes students' Protest Prints projects.

    Join West Egg for readings from Megan Atwood, John Brandon, Laura Flynn, Deborah Keenan, Brian Malloy, Sheila O’Connor, David Oppegaard, Mary Rockcastle, and Katrina Vandenberg.

    We Are Okay- the newest book by Nina LaCour, faculty in the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults- is out today from Dutton Books with advance praise from Kirkus, Booklist, and more.