Why Choose HWS?
The Katherine D. Elliott Studio Arts Center
The choice of a liberal arts college as opposed to a university will provide more options when you graduate and the kind of well-rounded education that is valued by all. You will have the best of both worlds: an interdisciplinary education covering many fields and interests and a balanced and in-depth look at the practice of studio art.
Your classes will be small. You will receive personal guidance from professional artists in making decisions about your career and schooling. You will be introduced to a multitude of fascinating areas of human knowledge: from anthropology to writing and rhetoric, all outside your studio art curriculum.
We are one of the few liberal arts college in the country that has studio art program staffed by six professional artists, employed as full-time faculty. We are housed in the Katherine D. Elliott Studio Arts Center constructed in 2006 and the Goldstein Family Carriage House, recently renovated and sited on acres of lovely landscape.
While the studio art coursework is challenging and time-consuming, students who wish to participate in extracurricular activities find the time to do so. You will have more time for extracurricular activities such as music and dance. Many of our students spend a semester (usually during their Junior year) studying art history at places such as Aix-en-Provence, France, Budapest, Hungary, Lingnan, Hong Kong, and Rome, Italy.