CCA in the Media News

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

Every year, I’m looking forward to May and June. Those are the months for student graduations, and for fashion schools, the annual student fashion shows. I love to see the runway featuring graduating student works, to catch a glimpse of their fashion point of view as they are about to embark their professional career in fashion. For some of the students, the annual fashion show is their last chance to present a concept purely from their own.

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by Laura Braun

This rack is specifically designed to hold bar clamps and can help with productivity, organization, and can be easily built to your shop’s needs. This design was borrowed from the clamp rack in the shop at California College of the Arts where I go to school, but I made some tweaks to the design to make it more aesthetically pleasing, as I’m a furniture maker by trade. Bar clamps are commonly used in making furniture, and thus I’ve relied on them heavily over the years. It was nice to finally get a chance to build a nice home for them.

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by Laura Braun

One for-credit course already offered is “Intro to Programming for Musicians and Digital Artists,” taught by Kapur through California Institute of the Arts. Four courses are currently live on the site, with two more to follow on sound production and concert technology in July. Ten others are in the works from institutions including Princeton, UCLA, California College of the Arts, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Goldsmiths University of London, Cornish College of the Arts, and the National University of Singapore.

Posted on Monday, June 15, 2015 by Laura Braun

Last semester, California College of the Arts (CCA) scholar-in-residence Chris Treggiari turned to Potrero Hill to serve as his studio class’s primary subject.   Treggiari directed students in his Making the Invisible Visible course to develop new ways to enliven Starr King Open Space.

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Posted on Monday, June 15, 2015 by Laura Braun

There is a slow buzz of satire throughout Josephine Pryde’s solo exhibition at the Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts. Rather than attempting to take the work in as a whole, each photograph requires a lingering study, one by one, in order to notice the humor gurgling to the surface, lest the works be easily dismissed as diaristic. What better way to do this than to ride on a tiny freight-train! Seemingly a gimmick at first, this wholly necessary activity is offered up for viewers: ride a little train to view the photos alongside the track.

Posted on Monday, June 15, 2015 by Laura Braun

Mulvihill says a study conducted by M.B.A. students from the California College of the Arts in 2013 found that Green Apple owed its success to four key concepts: duty (the shop local ethos), discovery (people find books in ways they can’t online), community (interacting with people), and beauty (the store itself and the physical book as an object).

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Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by Laura Braun

Besides teaching at the California College of the Arts, Grose does marketing research for the Sustainable Cotton Project. During her talk at the Faire, she gave a background on cotton and went on to discuss what the Project is all about.

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Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by Laura Braun

“Learn to knit a variety of stitch structures and create samples in the form of swatches: stripes, simple pointelle/lace stitches, hems and welts, basic cables. As a final project, students may choose to knit a simple top, for which the instructor will provide a demonstration and instructions.”

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Posted on Friday, June 5, 2015 by Laura Braun

Books are powerful mechanisms for encountering and shaping oneself, and for making rapid but lasting connections with strangers. San Francisco-based conceptual artist Josh Greene reminds viewers of this capacity in his solo exhibition Bound to Be Held at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. The gallery holds two intersecting projects: a selection from Greene’s ongoing work Read by Famous, which presents books donated and inscribed by various well-known individuals; and The Library of Particular Significance, a lending library of approximately 1,000 books donated by the public.

Posted on Friday, June 5, 2015 by Laura Braun

Even if you never knew what they were called, you’ve definitely seen an air dancer. They’re those floppy dudes filled with air that flail about worldwide in front of car dealers and other businesses advertising super sales. Though Jeremy Mende isn’t the first artist to explore this ridiculous, iconic capitalist symbol, he’s probably the first to custom-build one, tether it to a pole, and clock the countdown to its demise. As Mende explains, his air dancer named Lucky is inspired by “the idiot-philosopher from Sam Beckett’s 1953 play Waiting for Godot.

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