As art director for the animation company Tippett Studio, CCA alumnus Nate Fredenburg (Printmaking 1993) speaks with authority when he assures all you art students out there: The time you're spending in foundation courses -- drawing, sculpting, painting, color theory -- is time well spent. "Back when I was a work-study student, one of my jobs was to call prospective students and explain to their parents the value of an arts education. At the time, I only had anecdotal evidence.
Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 by Simon Hodgson
Still from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (courtesy Tippett Studio)
Posted on Monday, March 7, 2011 by Marion Anthonisen
In its historical iterations, the tunnel book often resembled something like small-scale theater design. This sculptural art form still feels wonderfully theatrical, if you imagine the set emerging gracefully from the background to take center stage. To create these pieces, tunnel-book makers arrange a set of images into a dimensional scene and bind the pages with an accordion.
Posted on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 by Marion Anthonisen
Cianna Valley (Printmaking 2011) came to CCA from Hawaii intending to major in Graphic Design. After her her first-year experience with jewelry and bookmaking, she joined the fine arts division, where she’s been ever since.
Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2011 by Ace Lehner
After graduating from CCA, Cianna Valley remained in Oakland to take advantage of the many artistic opportunities the Bay Area has to offer. She has found work painting signs, dressing the set of a film and most recently assisting with the printing and binding of fellow CCA alum Casey Gardner's latest artist book.
Posted on Monday, October 4, 2010 by Samantha Braman
Christine Wong Yap during The Great Balloon Giveaway, June 5, 2010 (photo: Paul Kuroda / Kuroda Visuals)
Every artist has an inspiration, whether it is another person, a piece of art, or something more abstract. For two-time CCA alum Christine Wong Yap (Printmaking 1998, MFA 2007), positive psychology is her inspiration and fuel. Positive psychology is about finding and nurturing one's talents to make normal life more fulfilling; it focuses on what you have, not what you don't have.
Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 by Jim Norrena
The 15th Annual Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Scholarship Awards Exhibition is set for August 25–September 17, 2010, in the Isabelle Percy West Gallery on the Oakland campus. (See the college's event calendar for complete exhibition details.)
The 2010 Winners . . .
The six undergraduates listed below each received a $3,000 tuition scholarship.
About the Printmaking Scholarship Awards
Posted on Friday, July 2, 2010 by Jim Norrena
A recent community partnership between California College of the Arts and Kala Art Institute in Berkeley has given rise to the new CCA Hamaguchi Emerging Artist Residency at Kala. It represents a rich collaboration between the two institutions that creates a special opportunity for a recent BFA Printmaking graduate to work in a professional setting with other artists from all over the world.
Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 by Ace Lehner
Chelsea Ryoko Wong graduated from California College of the Arts with a BFA in Printmaking in 2010.
Previous to CCA she studied communication design and illustration at Parsons School of Design in Manhattan.
Wong has shown in galleries in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Japan, and England.
Her current focus is printmaking and mixed media.
Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook
For the first time ever in spring 2009, undergraduates in Printmaking collaborated with students in the MFA Program in Writing for a formal project, under the auspices of faculty member Thomas Wojak. The result, 2x2, will be the focus of a celebratory evening on Friday, October 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 by Jim Norrena
The 14th Annual Yozo Hamaguchi Winners
2009 Printmaking Scholarship Awards
The 2009 Hamaguchi Awards exhibition is scheduled for August 27 through September 9 in the Isabelle Percy West Gallery on the Oakland campus.
The six undergraduates listed below each received a $2,500 tuition scholarship.
- Julian Farmar-Bowers
- Adam Gersh
- Sam Handleman
- Will Manville
- Fonda Murray
- June Yoon
The 2009 jury committee