High School Student Studio Courses

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High School Comics Workshop

  • SF Campus
  • EXILL-1300-01
  • Instructor: Matt Silady
  •  Mon-Wed, 1:30p-4p, July 30-Aug 1
  • 3 days, $45. Noncredit.
  • Prerequisite: current enrollment in high school

A Special Opportunity to participate in a 3-afternoon workshop taught by CCA's graduate Comics students and the MFA in Comics program Chair, Matt Silady.

Students enrolled in the workshop will work side by side with CCA graduate cartoonists as they learn the most powerful and creative ways to tell their own stories on the comic book page.

All materials are included in this workshop


Figure Drawing for High School Students


  • Oakland Campus
  • EXHSD-1500-01
  • Instructor: Erik Parra
  • This class is offered in the Spring and Fall only. Please email specialprograms@cca.edu to be added to a notification list
  • 9 session, $295. Noncredit.
  • Prerequisite: current enrollment in high school

California College of the Arts offers this course as a special opportunity for high school students to develop their drawing skills and experience drawing from a live model.

Please note, a model is not employed for the first class meeting. Students spend the first class focusing on a variety of drawing issues in anticipation of drawing from the model.

All eight subsequent sessions involve drawing from a nude model.

Bring to first class: 20” x 26” drawing board with clips, 18” x 24” pad of newsprint, 18” x 24” pad of 80 lb weight drawing paper,  a set of graphite pencils (2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B), six sticks vine charcoal (medium or jumbo size), General's soft charcoal pencil, kneaded eraser, masking (artist's) tape.