Proctor’s Studio Art program offers opportunities in painting, photography, ceramics, and textile arts. Students learn the fundamentals of composition, different styles and modes of painting, throwing clay on the wheel, and design and have the opportunity to move on to advanced courses in each of these disciplines.
The Studio Arts are an integral component of a Proctor education because they provide a space where students have the freedom to engage their brains creatively, are encouraged to boldly take risks and to embrace failure as an essential component of the creative process. When working on a project, students develop ideas, take initiative, and solve problems – skills that will not only make them better artists but will also translate into other classrooms and parts of their lives.
Each year, students who thrive in the studio arts have the opportunity to study abroad on Proctor’s European Art Classroom program - an art immersion program based in Aix en Provence, France.
Studio Art Facilities
Proctor’s Studio Arts are based in Slocumb Hall, the oldest building on Proctor’s campus. Originally a livery stable for the Proctor House Hotel in the 1800s, Slocumb Hall is located in the heart of campus and provides spectacular light for painting classes, a dedicated ceramics studio, photography classroom and fully functioning dark room. Students have access to Slocumb Hall throughout the academic day and during evening work hours when art faculty provide supervision to the space.