Studio Art

Develop Your Own Creativity


The Studio Art Program provides a student with an opportunity to develop their creative potential through the examination of art history, theory and studio practices.  By developing leadership and visual communication skills, students will be prepared to pursue professional careers in the fine arts or pursue an M.A. or an M.F.A. degree.


What can I do with this major?

Studio Art
Museum or Gallery Administration
Commercial Photography


Studio Art majors will be prepared for graduate programs in ...

Art therapy

Art history

Studio Art


Arts Administration


Program Highlights

  • Silver Lake College offers studio courses and opportunities for creative expression in preparation for leadership and service.

  •  Students have opportunities to visit museums/galleries and may choose to do an internship to gain practical experience out of the the classroom setting.

  •  Students have the opportunity to prepare a senior show and exhibit their works in one of our professional gallery spaces.

  •  Students will be prepared for careers in art or for graduate work towards and M.A. or M.F.A degree.  

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Faculty & Staff

Erin LaBonte

Associate Professor 

LaBonte has participated in artistic residencies and exhibitions both nationally and internationally.  LaBonte practices many artistic mediums in her own studio work - specializing in photography, painting, installation, and sculpture.  She is an advocate for bringing art to public spaces and community engagement.  Through the many technical and conceptual facets that art has to offer, LaBonte is dedicated to inspiring and educating young artists in their personal explorations. 

Dr. Dionne Landgraf

Associate Professor 

Dr. Landgraf is a visual artist and art instructor with extensive teaching and exhibition experience.  Landgraf is committed to teaching studio artists and future art educators.  Landgraf is actively engaged in studio processes.  In her work, Landgraf hopes to touch the experiences of others.  In her teaching, she hopes to assist others in expressing themselves aesthetically at the highest human level.