• 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

    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.

    CWP faculty Sheila O'Connor's newest book — Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth — has been sold to Stacey Barney at Putnam. Publication is set for Spring 2018.

    Six CWP alums have been named as finalists for the Minnesota Book Awards! Congratulations to J.J. Austrian, Caren Stelson, Brian Farrey, Stephanie Wilbur Ash, and Gretchen Marquette.

    CWP faculty member Sheila O'Connor will be in conversation with novelist and MFA '09 alum Mindy Mejia about her new book Everything You Want Me to Be.