• 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

    THUMB_ Baker

    Professor Baker's sculpture will be included in the inaugural exhibition at Franconia Commons, a new addition to Franconia Sculpture Park, on Saturday, September 26, 2020.


    The Minnesota State Arts Board announced the winners of its 2020 Artist Initiative Grants and six of the grantees are part of the Hamline Creative Writing Programs.

    Emily Remmey

    Senior Emily "Remi" Remmey's summer research project uses theater to help young people by spotlighting the signs of anxiety and depression in a way that creates empathy and understanding.

    soeffker faculty exhibition

    The Soeffker Gallery - a hidden gem tucked away in Drew Fine Arts 103 on Hamline University's campus - will celebrate a new and diverse spring exhibition of faculty work with an open house on Friday, March 1.