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.