Students News

Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 by Samantha Braman

(This is the first of four installments describing highlights of the spring 2010 ENGAGE at CCA courses. You can also download the whole story as it appeared in Glance, CCA's college magazine.)

"Art school can definitely put you in a kind of bubble. But it can also help you break out of the bubble."

So said one of the 140 students (although more of them were thinking it!) coming up for air after one of the most intense and immersive experiences of their college careers thus far: ENGAGE at CCA.

This new group of project-based courses is an outgrowth of several decades of community-centered work by CCA students and faculty. This past spring more than 140 students, enrolled in 10 different courses, did everything from creating ceramic nesting modules for threatened bird species at Ano Nuevo Island to designing new systems for elders at Bethany Center Senior Housing. More than a dozen new courses are happening this academic year, including a Writing course with San Quentin State Prison, a Textiles course with Zen Hospice Project, and a Community Arts course with La Cocina (the San Francisco "incubator kitchen" for women).

Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 by Jim Norrena

Volunteers Needed

CCA's Queer/Straight Alliance (QSA) is seeking volunteers to help run the college's table at tomorrow's (Wednesday, January 18) Chimeratopia Community Fair from approximately 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the atrium in front of the Nave (where A2 Café is located).

Come meet new and returning students while supporting the Queer/Straight Alliance. Visibility is key to ensuring all minority groups at the college have the opportunity to engage in dialogue, share experiences, and build supportive friendships—all of which tear down the walls by demystifying our differences.

Posted on Monday, January 10, 2011 by Jim Norrena

If you're looking at this image, you're on the new CCA website!

Check Out CCA's Newly Redesigned Website!

It's a popular, yet often misquoted, Hollywood line from the 1997 film Field of Dreams, starring Kevin Costner: "If you build it, [they] will come." Well, CCA built it (and published it) and now the college wants everyone to come see the newly redesigned website, just in time for the start of the spring semester! We hope the entire CCA community is pleased with the results.

Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 by Jim Norrena

CCA is proud to announce a special guest lecture appearance by acclaimed film director Gus Van Sant, scheduled for Tuesday, January 25, 2011, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Timken Lecture Hall. The event is presented by CCA's Film Program and is free and open to the public on a space-available basis.

Academy Award-Nominated Filmmaker

Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 by Jim Norrena

[photo: Jim Norrena]

New Faculty Mentor to Students of Color

Posted on Thursday, December 2, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Students visited Nevada's Black Rock Desert, where they created site-specific art

Earlier this fall media artist and CCA Graduate Program in Fine Arts and Film Program professor Jeanne Finley took her "Land Minds / Sight Lines" graduate seminar students to Reno, "The Biggest Little City in the World," and the surrounding Black Rock Desert for a weekend-long, site-specific, art-making excursion.

Posted on Monday, November 29, 2010 by Grace Lee

The deadline for the StudentAffairs.com 2010 College Cartoonist Contest, a competition for college and graduate student cartoonists, is December 10, 2010. Winning entries will be featured on the StudentAffairs.com website. Students need to submit two cartoons on the theme of "Campus Life and Technology".

1st Place: $300.00
2nd Place: $200.00
3rd Place: $100.00

A $20.00 fee will be paid for all accepted comic strips that do not win one of the top three prizes in the 2010 College Cartoonist Contest.

http://www.studentaffairs.com/comedy/volume39.html

Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 by Grace Lee

The Asian Art Museum is interested in finding out what San Francisco Bay Area residents think about contemporary art. This feedback will help the museum expand its presentation of contemporary art exhibitions, events, and programs. The online survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Once you complete the survey, you’ll be eligible for a chance to win a $200 Amazon.com gift certificate.

http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/6ea8g47bf4

Posted on Friday, November 19, 2010 by Jim Norrena

SAVE THE DATE!

Join California College of the Arts (CCA) Saturday, January 15, 2011, at our San Francisco campus (1111 Eighth Street, at 16th and Wisconsin streets) as we proudly host National Portfolio Day.

About National Portfolio Day

Posted on Friday, November 5, 2010 by Sarah Owens

Several members from CCA’s community are engaging themselves in OPENwater, a two-day event scheduled for November 13–14 that celebrates the collaboration between SFMOMA and the artists, chefs, and educators who comprise OPENrestaurant—a self-described “collective of restaurant professionals who sought to move their environment to an art space as a way to experiment with the language of their daily activities.”

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