CCA in the Media News

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016 by Laura Braun

When SFMOMA reopens next month, the new Pritzker Center for Photography will become the largest photography showcase in an American art museum. The center will have double the original gallery space and new, state-of-the-art educational and storage facilities. At the heart of one of the nation’s leading fine art institutions, photography will take center stage.

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016 by Laura Braun

This captivating project is a view into a science fiction version of what might be a way to engage a population on the reconstruction of natural fish habits and wetlands. The student put the emphasis on the visitors which, in this design, are surrounded by nature. The project's gentle confluents of objects and surfaces are clear and carefully designed, despite its monochromatic presentation. The systematic incorporation of environmental expertise into the design are well conceived.

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016 by Laura Braun

“Last night I went to a California College of the Arts event, and there was a gentleman in a sequined silver jacket,” said Kass, noting it might have raised eyebrows in conformity-driven circles in New York. “It’s really fun and I like the playfulness that’s allowed here. The art scene is in a state of growth and everyone who’s a part of it is making their mark and being a part of it in a way they want to be. They’re not trying to fit in. They’re creating what the culture will be.”

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016 by Laura Braun

The book spends more time with the characters’ psychology and friendship and less with battles and weaponry. It also has a restrained, almost austere visual style that makes a lot of use of black and white. Uriarte polished his drawing skills at the California College of the Arts and drew from Scott McCloud’s essential book, “Understanding Comics,” as well.

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Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016 by Laura Braun

During her childhood, the New York City native drew mostly buildings, lettering, and abstract textures. A lifelong habit of chasing the botanical muse led to Toby earning a BFA in Photography and Printmaking from California College of the Arts in 1979. Meeting Tim Goodman, also a fine art photographer, the couple formed Goodman Landscape Design, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. "Tim and I live and breathe our artwork, we can't get away from it and that's a great thing, a tremendous thing," she says.

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016 by Laura Braun

Artist, designer and craftswoman Hannah Beatrice Quinn was one such student. After graduating from California College of the Arts in 2014, Quinn became a member of the Hunt Projects community. She works primarily in wood and metal, crafting ‘things that are useful as well as beautiful.’ Her work straddles the line between craft and fine art, from small furniture to brooms, bowls and wooden utensils. ‘I use all of the big equipment in the shop,’ says Quinn.

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by Laura Braun

Before moving to San Diego in 2012, Cachia made one more stop in San Francisco in 2010 to get her second master's in Visual & Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. That's where she really developed her interest in artistically exploring disability.

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Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by Laura Braun

But sustainable style is nothing new for the Fashion Design program at California College of the Arts (CCA). For nearly two decades, the program has championed an appreciation for handcrafted goods and eco-friendly brands that are carefully created to ease your conscience. Chaired by designer Amy Williams, CCA’s Fashion Design program recently partnered with Cotton Incorporated of North Carolina for on-site instruction in the responsible production of textiles.

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by Laura Braun

Antje Steinmuller, a former student of Chastain’s who is now a principal at Studio Urbis and a professor of architecture at California College of the Arts, became the project architect. Over the next five years, Greene and Ramdev’s children, Anya and Yash, were born, and several designs ensued for the expanding family. Eventually, they made a choice. "We really helped them to understand what spatial associations they were triggering during our discussions," Steinmuller says. "Spencer was very precise.

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by Laura Braun

Having survived her family’s internment at the Topaz War Relocation Centerin Utah, Sekimachi immediately knew what her future held the moment she witnessed a weaving class as a student at the then-California College of Arts and Crafts, post-World War II.

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