Students at Bowdoin have the opportunity to take art classes and do independent work in a variety of studio facilities. Explore the individual studio pages or enlarge the images on this page.
Designed by award-winning architect Edward Larrabee Barnes in 1975, the Visual Arts Center is located next to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in the heart of the campus and has long been the base of the studio program. There are three main studios for Drawing and Painting classes, as well as the Pierce Art Library, and extensive exhibition space for the display of student work." The spectacular light from the large windows and the expansive views of the campus have nurtured creativity and learning for decades.
In 2000 the college opened the McLellan Building, dedicating the top floor to the Visual Art Program. This additional space of over 10,000 square feet is now home to our Photography facilities, Digital lab, Architecture studio, studios for both Painting and Advanced Studio courses, and faculty studios.
Located in McLellan, the photography facilities include workspace for both black and white darkroom and digital photography. [ more » ]
Independent studies and Advanced Studies in Visual Arts (350) courses take in the McLellan studios. Each student is provided with their own studio space in which to work, and 24-hour access to the building.
The Printmaking studio is located in an old carriage house attached to the Burnett House, across the street from the Visual Arts Center. [ more » ]
The Bowdoin Sculpture Studio is a raw 1600 square foot space in Fort Andross, the historic mill complex on the Androscoggin River in downtown Brunswick.