Open to all visual artists, this class — a collaboration between CCA and the Brooklyn-based, artist-collective gallery Ortega y Gasset Projects — introduces students to artists and art world professionals in New York City, through studio visits and meetings, in which they learn firsthand about the current New York art scene. The Ortega y Gasset Projects gallery is used as the main meeting space throughout the class and houses the culminating two-day group exhibition of CCA student artwork. Students work with Ortega y Gasset to plan the exhibition, including press materials, promotion, installation, and opening reception.

Exhibit Brooklyn

Instructor: Karla Wozniak
June 11–July 2, 2018

Interested students should email Karla Wozniak ( to start the approval process for registration.

Studio visits to local artists who live and work in the area generate group discussions. The class meets with art professionals such as gallerists and curators to learn about the professional workings of the New York art world. We explore different types of exhibition spaces, such as commercial and artist-run galleries. Students also visit galleries and museums, both as a group and individually. An in-depth journal/sketchbook component is required for the class.

Students work with Karla Wozniak before the beginning of the session to decide what artwork to bring for the exhibition and determine the best transport methods. Students are responsible for shipping their work to and from New York City. Gallery guides, city guides, and the general layout of the museums and galleries are discussed prior to the trip, along with tips on finding housing.

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Some of the Past Participating Artists

Polly Apfelbaum, Justin Adian, Njedika Akunyili, Katherine Bernhardt, Cecily Brown, Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Mary Carlson, Dawn Clements, Will Cotton, Nicole Dash, Jules de Balincourt, Paul DeMuro, Erik Denbreejen, Tony Feher, Keltie Ferris, Maureen Gallace, Jeffrey Gibson, Kate Gilmore, Daniel Gordon, Joanne Greenbaum, Marc Handelman, Elizabeth Hauser, Matthew Higgs, Jim Hodges, Jacqueline Humphries, Matt Keegan, Lauren Luloff, Keith Mayerson, Allan McCollum, Eric Sall, Fanny Sanin, Lui Shtini, Amber Swanson, Alfred Tomaselli, Patricia Treib, Charline von Heyl, Wendy White


Undergraduate Students: Completion of at least sophomore level by summer 2018 and instructor approval
For Interdisciplinary Critique credit: Drawing 1, 2D, 3D, 4D or the 6 unit Visual Dynamics (in place of 2D/3D), English 1, Foundations in Critical Studies, Intro to the Arts and Intro to the Modern Arts. Junior standing
Graduate students: Instructor approval

In addition students must be in good academic, conduct, and financial standing for the 2017–18 academic year. Students who are on probation in fall 2017 are not eligible to enroll in this course.

Course Satisfies

For undergraduates this course satisfies a Studio Elective or Interdisciplinary Critique.
For graduate students this course satisfies a Grad-wide Elective or Fine Arts Seminar requirement.

Program Fee

The tuition for the New York Studio is unique from CCA's other off-campus summer courses; its tuition is the same as a regular 3-unit on-campus summer course.

Also unlike CCA's other off-campus summer courses, students may be eligible for regular financial aid, including CCA scholarships.

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The summer registration fee is $50.

Included in program fee:
3 credits, use of Ortega y Gassett Projects space, guest artists / studio visits

Not included in program fee:
airfare to and from New York, accommodations, meals, museum entrance fees, local transportation, installation costs, travel insurance (Note: Travel insurance is not included in the program fee. Participants are encouraged to purchase their own travel insurance.)

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Housing Options

Students are responsible for arranging their own housing, which gives them the flexibility to extend their stay in New York on either side of the class dates.

Once students have been notified the class has enough enrollment to proceed, they are encouraged to secure housing as soon as possible.

American Dream Hostel offers an economical four-person dorm room, private single rooms, and doubles. (See also alternative hostel accommodations.)

For a 10-week minimum stay, housing is available through The New School. This housing is termed "intern housing," but encompasses all summer interns and college students, whether they are affiliated with The New School or with other colleges and universities.

For an entire summer in New York, housing is available through the School of Visual Arts or through Educational Housing Service.

Educational Housing Service charges a membership fee on top of their room rates. Their summer housing is available from early June to mid- or late August. Check the individual residences for exact dates.

Also check for listings on Airbnb, VRBO, and Craigslist. You may also want to look into Hotel Chelsea.

After registering, you may contact Carol Pitts with the Office of Special Programs at to share your contact information with other students who might be interested in working together to find housing in New York.

All CCA summer study-abroad courses (including Brooklyn) are coordinated by the Office of Special Programs.

Questions? Please see Frequently Asked Questions.

Office of Special Programs
Oakland campus, Ralls 201

Nina Sadek
Dean of Special Programs

Carol Pitts
Operations Manager, Special Programs