CCA in the Media News

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 by Laura Braun

Laskey picked up the thread of weaving late in her undergraduate painting studies at California College of the Arts, in the early 2000s, but once she attempted to make her own linen canvas, she was hooked.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 by Laura Braun

It’s one thing to be a sneakerhead, but designing sneakers in your head is something altogether different. Cubby Golden has proven nice with a pen tool and an actual pen. While he’s currently designing footwear for New Balance, his experience doesn’t stop there. Golden has designed footwear for Nike, a cell phone for Telecoms Korea and currently serves as an adjunct professor at PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy.

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2016 by Laura Braun

Guests at a recent launch party for California College of the Arts March 23 gala honoring designer Stanlee Gatti received hot-off-the-press invites. Yet these CCA student scholarship supporters had already raised a whopping $780K in pregala sales.

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2016 by Laura Braun

For my BFA, I studied printmaking and art history at Washington University in St. Louis.  For my MFA, I studied Sculpture at the California College of the Arts (and Crafts, as it used to be called).

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Posted on Monday, February 22, 2016 by Laura Braun

Montoya became the first in his family to go to high school. And after a stint in the Korean War, where he served on a U.S. Navy minesweeper, he attended the California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco and later Cal State Sacramento, where he got an master's of fine arts. 

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Posted on Monday, February 22, 2016 by Laura Braun

Raymond Saunders studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania, earning a B.F.A at Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1960. In 1961, he received a M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland.

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Posted on Friday, February 19, 2016 by Laura Braun

Though trained in drawing and painting at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, Boyd has managed to retain a distinct style reminiscent of folk and outsider art. As her own understanding of tarot and other esoteric disciplines grew, Boyd's subjects changed to reflect her widening embrace of the occult. Today, she continues to forge a personal utopia populated by spirits and mythical beings in her art practice, and her work has therefore become deeply symbolic.

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Posted on Friday, February 19, 2016 by Laura Braun

Smith, who is a tenured professor and chair of the Sculpture Program at the California College of the Arts in Oakland, said she did a lot of work in the 1990s and early 2000s looking at the connection between craft and war. That grew out of the cultural phenomenon of Civil War re-enactments, she said, in which much attention was paid to authenticity in the uniforms and paraphernalia that the participants used.

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Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2016 by Laura Braun

Nathan Shedroff, California College of the Arts (NS): At a mechanical level there's the need to be multimodal and multi-spectral—different people learn in different ways and we can't rely on teaching in one way anymore. Education shouldn’t be all about someone standing in front of a classroom of 30, 60, or 100 people looking at them, that just doesn't work anymore. Pedagogy is changing around more collaboration. But we need to teach people how to be creative in a collaborative space together in order to be successful, and that doesn't come automatically.

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2016 by Laura Braun

“The secondary unit has the potential to create a new paradigm for density and affordability in cities,” Neeraj Bhatia, a professor at the California College of the Arts who curated an exhibit on in-law units at the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association, or SPUR, told me.

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