Studio Art

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Overview

Clark's Studio Art program offers you an opportunity to create visual art in two, three and four dimensions. In studio courses you will be encouraged to think about the 'why' of art making, and to choose whatever medium best serves the concept you are trying to express. The studio art department provides instruction in a variety of media, including:



Phi Beta Kappa student Ariela Sturgis '13 discusses how she combined her interests in studio art and biology.

  • drawing
  • painting
  • graphic design
  • photography
  • printmaking
  • sculpture
  • video

Unlike those of many liberal arts institutions, Clark's studio art program offers a sequence of courses in graphic design, complementing the more traditional media (like painting and sculpture) typically featured in a fine arts program.

With faculty approval, students can incorporate a course at the Worcester Art Museum or Worcester Center for Crafts as part of a directed study course. (Museum or Craft Center tuition is additional to Clark tuition).

A Broader Perspective

A Clark's liberal arts environment provides a wide variety of perspectives that can inform and enhance your art making, and as such you can combine studio work with a major or minor in another discipline.

Whether your goal is to becoming a practicing artist, or to include art making as part of your liberal arts education, Clark's actively practicing faculty will work with you to create a program that meets your needs, and to incorporate internships and study away/abroad programs where appropriate.

Experience Art in New England

Students can view exhibitions of contemporary art on campus, participate in course-related field trips to New England's many outstanding museums and galleries, and attend artist lectures.

Art for Fun

Opportunities for extracurricular involvement in artistic activity, including ceramics, are available at the University Center's Craft Studio.

Studio Art Faculty Work