Senior Experience

2015 Seniors in Wellin Show   2016 Seniors in Wellin Show   2017 Seniors in Wellin Show

Senior Projects

All senior art concentrators embark on an intensive two-semester senior project. The culmination of the year’s work is the annual spring student exhibition in Hamilton’s Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art. You can view the works of our students from the Class of 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012. Senior art concentrator students are assigned a semi-private studio space. The studio is supported by a state of the art ventilation system, zoned lighting, a private spray booth, a safety kleen unit, fire cabinets, and a variety of tools and materials for general use. The success of this program depends on rigorous pursuit of independent production of works of art, both object based and visual incidents.

Faculty and peers provide students with strategies for getting started and for maintaining stamina, but the responsibility for production rests with the student artists. Individual group critiques provide opportunities for students to discuss works-in-progress with their peers and faculty members. Studio work is further supplemented with lectures, technical demonstrations, discussions, research and engagement with visiting artists and those artists’ studio practices.

New York City Studio Tour

Each year, the art senior concentrators and faculty visit the studios of world-renowned artists in New York City. Since 2009 we have visited over 35 artist studios. Below is a slide show of images from many of our trips. You can also read about the trips from 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, fall 2013, spring 2013, 2011, 2010, and 2009.

 

Students visit the studio of Elizabeth Glaessner<br />Photo: Rebecca Murtaugh
Students visit the studio of Elizabeth Glaessner
Students in Polly Apfelbaum's studio<br />Photo: Greg Huffager '09
Students in Polly Apfelbaum's studio
Students and Susanna White in Marilyn Minter's studio<br />Photo: Robert Knight
Students and Susanna White in Marilyn Minter's studio
Mike Cockrill's Gowanus Studio. Photo by Robert Knight 2014.
Mike Cockrill's Gowanus Studio. Photo by Robert Knight 2014.
Students Visit the studio of Keltie Ferris
Students Visit the studio of Keltie Ferris
Angela Dufresne Exhibition at Monya Rowe Gallery, LES. Photo by Robert Knight 2014.
Angela Dufresne Exhibition at Monya Rowe Gallery, LES. Photo by Robert Knight 2014.
Students and faculty in Saya Woolfalk's EFA studio<br />Photo: Robert Knight
Students and faculty in Saya Woolfalk's EFA studio
Julia Kunin's Williamsburg Studio. Photo by Robert Knight 2014.
Julia Kunin's Williamsburg Studio. Photo by Robert Knight 2014.
Students visit Arlene Shechet at Sikkema Jenkins Gallery
Students visit Arlene Shechet at Sikkema Jenkins Gallery
Jennifer Coats Studio. Photo by Robert Knight 2015.
Jennifer Coats Studio. Photo by Robert Knight 2015.
Students Visiting Walter Robinson Studio
Students Visiting Walter Robinson Studio
Rachel Beach's Brooklyn Studio. Photo by Robert Knight 2014.
Rachel Beach's Brooklyn Studio. Photo by Robert Knight 2014.
Jim Osman Studio Visit Fall 2017<br />Photo:
Jim Osman Studio Visit Fall 2017
Students and faculty in Julia Jacquette's LES studio
Students and faculty in Julia Jacquette's LES studio
Will Steacy's Studio in Washington Heights. Photo by Robert Knight 2014.
Will Steacy's Studio in Washington Heights. Photo by Robert Knight 2014.
Students in Jane Hammond's studio<br />Photo:
Students in Jane Hammond's studio
Arthur Simms Studio. Photo by Robert Knight 2015.
Arthur Simms Studio. Photo by Robert Knight 2015.
Students in Judy Fox's studio<br />Photo: Suman Sarker
Students in Judy Fox's studio
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