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 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.