Studio Art

Student at ceramics wheelAt Harvard

Opportunities for students to engage in studio arts are available on a co-curricular basis, mainly through the OFA’s Figure Drawing course, taught by instructor Heddi Siebel at Currier House, and the Ceramics Program, which provides instruction and studio space for ceramic art—including sculpture—in a state-of-the-art facility in Allston. Several undergraduate houses have spaces for painting, print-making, fine art letter press, photography and more. 

In the curricular realm, the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies is the home of a broad range of studio arts and more theoretical studies. The department offers studio courses in areas that include painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, design, film, video, animation and photography; and offers lecture courses and seminars in film history and theory, studies of the built and natural environment, design and urbanism and contemporary arts.

The Bow & Arrow Press in Adams House offers courses in letterpress printmaking. They also offer a Freshman Arts Seminar in the Spring.

Off Campus Opportunities

There is a glassblowing studio in Boston, which is accessible by the MBTA.

Maud Morgan Arts, a dynamic community arts center in Harvard Square named in honor of the noted artist and community resident Maud Morgan (1903-1999), offers a wide range of programs for all ages. 

The Cambridge Center for Adult Education in Harvard Square also offers several arts classes at various levels.