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Come and explore the fundamentals of sculpture. Investigate a wealth of materials, techniques, and concepts to create 3D art. We encourage you to develop and master the skills that will give you an effective artistic and personal means of expression.

Begin exploring contemporary sculptural practices thru a variety of materials and sculptural processes. We invite you to delve into traditional and contemporary approaches to processes in just about any medium you can imagine, including clay, metal, wood, silicon, plastic, fabric, and interactive media. If you specialize in sculpture, you receive your own dedicated studio space where you can develop your ideas and your craftsmanship. You’re encouraged to bounce ideas off fellow students and work one-on-one with faculty to make sure your ideas get the attention they need to really develop.

Want to see what our students are doing? Here’s some examples.


Students have 24-hour access to the sculpture studio and access to fabrication equipment for both metal and wood. These include include a 48” hydraulic shear, metal bending break, sheet roller, MIG welding, plasma cutter, Saw Stop table saw, panel saw, miter saw, drill presses, band saws, and a wide variety of hand tools. There is equipment for mixed-media construction, including sewing machines and digital projectors. We promote a wide variety of materials and techniques to create your own visual narrative, including the use of scanner technology to explore historical artifacts and develop three-dimensional models printed on a Makerbot.

Of course, you’ll be trained in the proper safety procedures for this equipment.

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December 19, 2017 –

During her senior year at Keene State, Elizabeth Gallacher ’17 set out to undertake a series of paintings of the nude female figure. She turned to the model whose poses she captured in her artwork to set the tone.

“Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, ages, and cultures,” Gallacher wrote…

July 20, 2017 –

Among the many extraordinary first-year students coming to Keene State this fall will be two young women from Nepal. Puja Thapa and Benajil Rai have received scholarships, thanks to the partnership between Keene State and the Nepal-based Little Sisters Fund . The Little Sisters Fund has been working since 1998…

June 19, 2017 –

Hailing from Bow, New Hampshire, newly minted graphic design BFA (with a minor in studio art) Chandler Ives ’17 was recently hired by Calypso Communications, an integrated creative and public relations agency with offices in Portsmouth, N.H. and Portland, Maine. Ives will bring his web design and animation talents to…

January 20, 2017 –

Each year, Associate Professor of Art Randall Hoyt designs a card and animation for Svigals + Partners Architects  that expresses the essence of the New Haven, Connecticut, firm’s philosophy. Over Christmas break, Prof. Hoyt set up a temporary studio in the Media Arts Center and created Together!, an engaging stop-motion…

January 17, 2017 –

When Keene State senior Samantha Moore returned home to Fair Lawn, New Jersey, for the semester break, she didn’t come empty-handed. In addition to a load of laundry, books, and her pink laptop, the graphic design major had a stack of The Equinox, the College’s student newspaper.

While her parents…