• 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.

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    Art Professor Andrew Wykes Featured in Documentary 

    The Minnesota-made documentary featuring Andrew Wykes, Hamline art professor, Painting the Place Between, will premier at the Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul on Friday, December 6 starting at 6:45 p.m.

    The evening will begin with a reception at 6:45 p.m. where attendees will have the opportunity to meet the four notable contemporary Minnesota artists Betsy Byers, Jil Evans, Holly Swift, and Andrew Wykes. Screening of the feature-length documentary will begin at 7:30 p.m.

    Through the physicality of the painted surface - the “place between” the artist, the viewer, and the landscape - these artists shape a vision of the natural space as mediated by the artist’s subjective experience and the legacy of painting on canvas. Confronting unpredictable weather, time constraints, and internal doubts, the audience sees in semi-abstract and often emotional works evidence of the role the painter plays in how people view and interpret a subject of commonality, the land.

    For more information, email producer Kristen Lowe.

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    Jun 23 2014

    Inspired By

    Countless students and writers have been influenced by Hamline CWP professor and poet Katrina Vandenberg. Among those inspired by her writing is young adult writer and The Fault in Our Stars author John Green.

    Undergraduate Gino Terrell is already making a name for himself as a student journalist with a scholarship from Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists and multiple bylines on MinnPost.com.

    New on The CWP Youtube channel -- videos from the BFA Senior Reading. May 15, 2014. Congratulations, graduates!

  • 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.