CCA in the Media News

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.

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by Laura Braun

But don't think Rossi spends all her time mulling deep questions and writing best-selling books. She is a Danville mom, with two baseball-playing boys, a dog, a cat and a husband -- and she is a devoted Warriors and Giants fan. She went to Northgate High School, played softball there (second base was her position) and graduated from UCLA, where she majored in Latin American studies. Her main artistic outlet was painting, and in fact, she went to the California College of the Arts to focus on oil painting.

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by Laura Braun

“Void California: 1975 - 1989” organized by the students in the class of California College of the Arts 2016 Graduate Program in Curatorial Studies, along with professor Julian-Meyers Szupinska at the Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, looks at the work of Punk artists from the period between the aftermath of the Vietnam War and Ronald Reagan’s first bid for the presidency. Inspired by the “new-wave cultural research” of V.

Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2016 by Laura Braun

"The most spectacular side of Tech II is the south-facing blank plumbing chase wall, which is so monumental and awe-inspiring on a gorgeous sunny day," says Jonathan Massey, dean of architecture at California College of the Arts and the author of a forthcoming essay on BCC. "That is a view no one ever sees. I can understand a kind of environmental conditioning rational for putting a blank wall on the south, but as an architect I would be desperate to have people approach from that side and enter under that wall." As it is, it is a great place for a photo.

Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 by Laura Braun

At CCA, students land internships near their San Francisco campus with companies including Athlete, TEA Collection and Levi Strauss & Co. Post-graduation, high-end stores like Abercrombie & Fitch, Macy’s and Michael Kors hire CCA students because they know how to design what sells. Plus, fashion grads apply eco-conscious practices after taking a sustainability seminar that forces them to question traditional fashion practices.

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