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In addition to the Painting Lecture Series, our program offers two additional event lecture series that are intended for Painting/Drawing students only:

Notes from the Studio and Open Critique.

Each event series features CCA Painting/Drawing faculty (and friends) in the intimate and casual setting of the Drawing Room (the former location of PLAySPACE) on the San Francisco campus.

Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Notes from the Studio

Notes from the Studio is a weekly event series that delivers a brief 45-minute discussion Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

February 5: Anthony Meier
February 19: Christina Empedocles
February 26: Jessica Silverman
March 19: Claudia Altman-Siegel
April 9: Taravat Talepesand 

Open Critique

The Open Critique series offers two-hour, invitation-only gatherings with industry critics, scholars, and curators. Students meet to have their work critiqued before an audience.

The presentations function as a glimpse into the artist's studio with an emphasis on current process ideas to provoke often-neglected topics such as the role of failed work that doesn't get seen, methods of working, frustrations and breakthroughs, and the studio itself.

This is a relaxed atmosphere in which students can take a break, meet with friends, have a snack, and sit in on various discussions about process.

Past Participants

Kim Anno
Elisheva Biernoff
Libby Black
Keith Boadwee
Rebecca Bollinger
Matt Borruso
Christopher Brown
Serena Cole
Mel Davis
Mark Eanes
Sally Elesby
Bruno Fazzolari
Terri Friedman
Linda Geary
James Gobel
Desiree Holman
David Huffman
Jordan Kantor
Danielle Lawrence
Sian Oblak
Jovi Schnell
Leslie Shows
Mary Snowden
Bryan Keith Thomas
Victoria Wagner
Franklin Williams
John Zurier