Meet the Chair

Meet Marilyn da Silva

I am pleased to be the chair of the Jewelry / Metal Arts Program at California College of the Arts. Our program has a long and distinguished history. The studio is based at the historic Oakland campus and is a busy and exciting place to be.

I am constantly inspired by the innovative and creative approaches of our students, who seem to revel in the challenges presented to them in our courses and soak up the information provided in the curriculum.

Our BFA and MFA graduates demonstrate their strength in design, concept, and technical skills in their thesis exhibitions.

The Jewelry / Metal Arts faculty is a diverse and talented group of artists that comprises professional artists as well as teachers.

Also, we have hosted well-known international artists who have shared their insights and abilities with our students.