Program Overview.

Focus your creative and artistic talents on developing your skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, and illustration. Studio art allows you to explore the creative processes in visual arts. Technical, perceptual, and aesthetic issues are addressed while offering a historical and contemporary context. By their very nature, classes are hands-on to allow students the opportunity to engage with their work. Our dynamic faculty of practicing artists effectively guide and support student talent.

Students from all major academic disciplines can exhibit their artwork including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics in our nationally awarded annual magazine Kiosk as well as in student art exhibitions in Eppley Art Gallery and other campus locations including the HJF Learning Center. Our campus facilities include a woodshop, printing presses, electric and gas kilns, darkroom, and graphic design lab as well as studio spaces for painting, drawing, design, and other disciplinary focuses. Morningside’s Studio Arts program offers a studio art major and minor as well as academic paths in arts administration and art teaching in addition to general education and elective opportunities to students. The student-run Art Club hosts an annual art sale on campus and holds a number of social studio evenings throughout the academic year. Art Talent Grant scholarships are available to prospective students from all areas of study who submit a portfolio review.

About Studio Art at Morningside:

  • Develop your understanding of the theory and history of art.
  • Practice artistic techniques through a variety of media.
  • Enjoy professional studios and labs that will allow you to access tools and equipment to enhance your learning.
  • Take part in workshops and activities that allow you to feature your work, gather feedback, and build your professional network.
  • Display your art in the Eppley Art Gallery, the HJF Learning Center, and in community spaces.