• 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. 

  • Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning outcomes for Studio Arts.

  • 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


    The Creative Writing Programs faculty member Angela Pelster-Wiebe’s new flash nonfiction piece, "Charlottesville, 2017," has been published in Tin House.


    Join Hamline's Creative Writing Programs for the Spring 2018 Graduate Readings! Come listen to graduating MFA students read from their capstone projects on Friday nights in April and May.

    Justina Ireland Dread Nation 250

    Dread Nation, the highly anticipated new novel from CWP alum Justina Ireland (MFAC ‘17), is out now from HarperCollins. Read more about Justina and Dread Nation at link below.


    John-Mark Schlink, professor in the Department of Studio Art and Art History, was selected for the 2018 Print Triennial in Krakow, Poland.