• 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 dedicated studio spaces for several art media including Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Drawing.

    The 2,000-square-foot painting studio has almost 1,000 square feet of north light. It is equipped with ventilation for acrylic and oil paint. There are overhead flood lights for still lifes. The studio also has storage space and lockers for up to 16 students and is equipped with professional easels and tables for each student. Students enrolled in painting have access to the studio seven days a week.

    The printmaking studio provides a creative environment for students to explore cross disciplinary concepts with intaglio, relief and digital printmaking techniques. It has two presses including a large format Takach press, with accompanying acid room, rosin box and large work tables. Students enrolled in printmaking have access to the studio seven days a week.

    Next to the Painting Studio is a drawing studio with good natural light, high ceilings, display walls for student drawing, easels and flat files. The space is used for figure drawing and foundation drawing classes.

    Housed in separate buildings are over 2000 square feet of large studio spaces to allow students maximum flexibility and production of large scale work. The sculpture studios house an active foundry for casting bronze and aluminum as well as a fully equipped metal shop for steel fabrication. The metal shop has multiple MIG welders, torch cutting rigs, drill press, plasma cutter, horizontal bandsaw, sand blaster, a plethora of hand tools, and a bridge crane to move monumental scale work. The sculpture studio building also houses a flexible working space for students to work on various projects in a multitude of media. Students enrolled in sculpture have access to the studios seven days a week.

    The sculpture studios also house a separate fully outfitted wood shop with the safest saw-stop table saw, band saw, compound miter saw, thickness planer, drill press, large disk and belt sander, scroll saw, joiner, router table, and a plethora of hand tools for shaping, carving, drilling, and sanding.

    The Art Foundations building houses a flexible working space for students in foundations as well as project space for students to use and a documentation booth for students to build their portfolio and document their work with high quality studio lighting.

  • Additional News


    Senior Lecturer John-Mark Schlink's hybrid digital-relief print, "Un-title 3", was selected from Minot State University's Permanent Collection for an exhibition titled, "Faculties in Fine Arts" at the Walter Piehl Gallery.


    Professor Allison Baker (studio art) and studio art majors, Michael Finch, Janell Hammer, Emily McKenzie, and Andi Haus installed Prof Baker's new monumental public sculpture at Franconia Sculpture Park.


    Dreamsong is a new multidisciplinary arts venue and commercial gallery situated on a small compound in Northeast Minneapolis. Professor Alison Baker's work will be part of the inaugural exhibition "A Glitter of Seas" which explores maternity through painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and video by contemporary female artists.