Student Studio Spaces

Studio Space Application Deadline: May 1

Art majors are expected to work outside of class on independent studio projects in their free time. Private studios will be prioritized to senior and junior art majors pursuing a Senior Project in Art. Studio spaces are granted through a portfolio review process after the Spring Submission Deadline: May 1. Note: A new application will need to be completed for each subsequent year. (First-year awardees will also need to apply at this time if wanting to secure a studio space for the following year with an understanding of the priorities stated above).

Review Process: includes a digital submission of strong Studio coursework 3-5 pieces, a recommendation from an Art Department faculty member or instructor, and a brief proposal for the intended use of the space. If accepted, the signed application form is a contract for the lease of the space. Apply using the Studio Space Application Form.

Korsrud: 16 Spaces
Students applying for a Korsrud space will need to have completed by the end of sophomore year: one of the following - ART 200: Painting, ART 208: Life Drawing, ART 306 Design Concepts, or ART 308 Conceptual Drawing. Students must use non-toxic turpenoid and refined linseed oil with hazardous waste disposal.  Students are responsible for purchasing their own materials in this space.  

Clay Studio: 2 Spaces
Students Applying for a Clay Studio space will need to have completed at least one of these courses by the end of sophomore year: ART 110: Hand-building or ART 210 Wheel-throwing. If not enrolled in a ceramics course, the student will need to pay a lab fee $125.00 per semester for clay and kiln firings.

Print Studio: 3 Spaces
Students Applying for a Printmaking Studio space will need to have completed by the end of sophomore year: ART 216: Printmaking. If not enrolled in a printmaking course, the student will need to pay a lab fee $20.00 per semester for access to ink and cleaning solvents.

Studio Rules

Violation of these rules may result in the loss of your studio space, or hinder your ability to have a studio space in the future at Luther. If there is damage to the studio that requires facilities to restore the space, students will be responsible to pay for the damage.

  1. Respect the communal studio environment, both the space and your peers.
  2. Do not “borrow” materials from the department or your peers.
  3. Take advantage of your studio space.  If you don’t use it, you lose it.
  4. Put all tools away and clean up after yourself.
  5. Common working areas are shared space.  Do not leave your tools or work in these spaces.
  6. At the end of the academic year or semester, reset the studio space to it’s original state.