Hollins is proud to offer an inspiring and immersive studio art program. You’ll study and make art in the Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, which offers space for drawing and painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics, and photography. All senior studio art majors have their own studio on the top floor. You’ll learn in small classes from visionary professors and in workshops conducted by accomplished artists-in-residence. Studio art majors show their work in the annual senior exhibition in the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, also housed within the Wetherill Visual Arts Center.
For those wishing to practice art or enter art-related fields, students will master skills in a variety of media, culminating in a yearlong senior project resulting in an exhibition.
This focus provides a broad curriculum of the technical aspects and choices of photography, while at the same time emphasizing conceptual development.
Studio Art Minor
A minor gives you the chance to diversify your art in about half the time of the major program.
What you'll learn
Hollins: Too Great to Keep to Ourselves
Hollins isn’t just one thing. It’s different for every one of us, and it changes on a daily basis. It’s in that moment when Hollins becomes more than a school. Your classmates become your sisters. Your professors become your mentors. Classrooms and studios become your dorm room. Moody Plaza becomes your personal patio, and the dining hall becomes the main source of your entertainment. It’s when you unconsciously call Hollins home.Gabrielle Awuma ’14, development assistant, Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Challenging but supportive
Very quickly I found myself in an environment where artistic growth is practically accidental. Mediums I’d never considered before, such as printmaking, were very accessible to me. The curriculum can be challenging, but hugely supportive.Kyri Lorenz
Arts Organizations at Hollins
Arts Association – a weekly gathering of painters, writers, photographers, actors, printmakers, and the like, interested in sharing their work and contributing to the Hollins art scene.
Near East Fine Arts (NEFA) houses students who have an interest in the arts.