• 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

 

The Felt Project is a collaboration with 1st Street Gallery artists to create new works for an exhibition at the Chan Gallery. Organized by Lisa Anne Auerbach and Pomona student Alec Long. The exhibition will be on view October 15 - November 9, 2018 at the Chan Gallery, Studio Art Hall, 123. Join us on Thursday, November 1st from 12-2pm for a reception with the artists.

Sanbonani! Film Festival 2018 is hosted by Art major Sei M'Pfunya and her co-coordinator Fred Zucule. Sanbonani!, Zulu for I see you, will be a series of feature and short film screenings of contemporary African films to create a space for the showcasing and appreciation of African filmmakers. The dates of the screenings are three consecutive Saturday evenings starting November 3, 10, 17, from 7:30-9pm in Room 122 of Studio Art Hall.

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.