Visual Arts

Student at easel sketching a figure

Studio Art

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, wood-turning, photography and more. 

Figure Drawing

During non-Covid times, OFA Figure Drawing classes take place in the Currier "Tree House" each semester. Priority is given to Harvard undergraduates; a limited number of spots are open to Harvard graduate students. A small registration fee is charged. Check back for updates about the program. 

Public Art

The OFA has a long history of supporting public art projects. Most public art supported by the OFA takes place during ARTS FIRST, the annual spring festival that celebrates the creativity of students, faculty and affiliates at Harvard. Public art submissions for the festival are open to everyone in the Harvard Community; applications are generally available in the fall. Find out more on the public art page.