• Sculpture class with Professor Michael O’Malley
    Sculpture class with Professor Michael O’Malley
  • Painting class with Professor Sandeep Mukherjee
    Painting class with Professor Sandeep Mukherjee
  • Photography class with Professor Lisa Auerbach
    Photography class with Professor Lisa Auerbach
  • Printmaking with Professor Mercedes Teixido
    Printmaking with Professor Mercedes Teixido
  • Professor Mark Allen emceeing the dedication of the Studio Art Hall
    Professor Mark Allen emceeing the dedication of the Studio Art Hall

Improve your skills in painting, drawing, photography, design, digital media, sculpture, performance, installation and social practice, while learning about contemporary art, theory and historical precedent. 

Pomona College’s innovative new Studio Art Hall creates a village of interconnected studios.

Upcoming Events

24 hour drawing event is going on in Studio Art Hall Friday, April 19th... live art model will be here for you to draw in Room 216 from 10am to 1pm.

2020_Rough: Junior Thesis Art Exhibition Spring 2019. Junior art majors Graceson Aufderheide, Nicole Choi, Ethan Hardacre, Kyle Lenhart-Wees, Tiffany Park, and Jordi Pedroza will show a variety of media in their exhibition this April. Works will include mixed media, paintings, performance installations, a photographic installation, sculptures, and video projections. On view April 15 - 26, 2019 in the Chan Gallery, Courtyard, and Gray Space, Rooms 123, 124 and 206 of Studio Art Hall. Reception with the artists is on Tuesday, April 23rd from 7-9pm.

Wet Library with zines by students from the Self Publishing for Artists class will take place on Tuesday, April 23rd from 7-9pm in the Salon, Room 219 of Studio Art Hall.

The Balcony presents Vessel: a student art show on Friday, April 26th from 8-11pm just behind Studio Art Hall.

Senior Thesis Art Exhibition Spring 2019 opens this May. Senior art majors Cleo Berliner and Marcus Polk will show a variety of media in their exhibition this May. Works will include ceramic vessels with photographic imagery, mixed media, screen prints, digital prints, and a mixed media and video installation. On view May 3 - 17, 2019 in the Chan Gallery, Rooms 123 and 124 of Studio Art Hall. Opening reception with the artists is on Friday, May 3rd from 4-7pm.

Artists' Coalition Exhibition group show opens this May. Art majors Nicole Choi and Gabrielle Ohlson are organizing a group exhibition of students to be held in the Gray Space, Room 206 of Studio Art Hall. Contact either or them for more info about submitting your work. On view May 3 - 10, 2019 in the Gray Space, Room 206 of Studio Art Hall. Opening reception with the artists is on Friday, May 3rd from 4-7pm.

Evening of Music and Art in the Chan Gallery, Room 123-124 of Studio Art Hall on Saturday, May 18th from 9-10:15pm.

 

Our art department has a rich creative past, present and future. We have alumni of global renown, professors whose work is critically acclaimed, and students developing their own artistic practice in spaces that inspire.

We offer courses in sculpture, painting, drawing, photography and digital art, and you can take classes at the other Claremont Colleges as well. All of these courses are defined broadly and many students combine media.

Our classes are small, so you will interact closely with your professors as you create a body of work that reflects your interests and ever-growing skills. Our professors are practicing contemporary artists—painters, sculptors, photographers, and performance and computer artists.

As you refine your artistry, your awareness of contemporary and historical contexts will expand. The culmination of your curriculum will be a senior exhibition at the Studio Art Hall's Bernard Charnwut Chan Gallery.

Our home in the striking new Studio Art Hall is an environment that nurtures imagination and invites collaboration. Our facilities allow students to work in a tremendous variety of 2D and 3D forms.

Our proximity to Los Angeles will expose you to the work of a great range of artists, artist practices and institutions.

Marcia Hafif '51, Barbara T. Smith '53, Richard Chamberlain '56, Helen Pashgian ’56, Mowry Baden '58, Caroline Hightower '58, Michael Spafford '59, Phil Van Aver '61, James Turrell ’65, Judy Fiskin '66, Michael Brewster '68, Chris Burden ’69, Hap Tivey '69, Peter Shelton ’73, Denise Marika ’77, Michael Parker ’00, and Kim Ye ’07 are among our notable alumni.