Students News

Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 by Jim Norrena

Global Experiences, a leading provider of customized international internships has a number of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) internships available in Washington, DC and Dublin Ireland. Both organizations are well known for their long time commitment to human rights and LBGT related issues worldwide.

A variety of career areas are still available including family adoption, event planning, community relations, communications/marketing, and peer education.

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 Thursday, January 27, 2011 by Samantha Braman

(This is the second 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.)

Community Partner Organization: Lighthouse Community Charter School, Oakland

CCA Faculty Leader: Russell Baldon, Furniture

Outside Expert: Justin Champaign of Coalesse

Goal: Create functional, attractive, and affordable tables for Lighthouse’s new K–12 library

Course blog: Visit the course-specific blog

Do you remember your grade-school library? Probably fondly. Do you remember the furniture? Probably not at all.

This course set out to change that, for at least a few kids, at Lighthouse Community Charter School. Furniture chair Russell Baldon had wanted to work with Lighthouse for years, knowing that its predominantly inner-city Latino students would benefit tremendously from exposure to the design world. Even before he knew about ENGAGE's impending launch, he'd already been in touch with Lighthouse's director of development and with Justin Champaign, an industrial designer at the furniture firm Coalesse, about some sort of collaboration. (Champaign is also a CCA Furniture 2007 alum.) "When I heard the rumor that ENGAGE was coming," Baldon says, "I saw this course as a natural fit."

Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 by Russell Baldon

Barbara Holmes, "Tacoma," reclaimed Redwood lath, 144 x 480 x 36 in.

Work by CCA's Furniture faculty, including chair Russell Baldon, Donald Fortescue, and Barbara Holmes, is currently on display at the Petaluma Arts Center in the North Bay.

The exhibit, which runs through March 13, 2011, includes a gallery of Furniture Program student and alumni work, featuring pieces by Noah Brezel, Liz Koener, Michele Marti, Luke Nickerson, and Andrew Perkins.

From the Petaluma Arts Center

Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 by Jim Norrena

Monthly Free-Admission Days

First Sunday of the month
Asian Art Museum (also $5 admission after 5 p.m. every Thursday)

Second Sunday of the month
Oakland Museum of California

First Tuesday of the month
California Historical Society
Cartoon Art Museum

Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 by Jim Norrena

What Is Humble Pie?

Humble Pie is the undergraduate literary journal written and published by students enrolled in the Literature and Writing Program at California College of the Arts, which is part of the college's Humanities and Sciences Division.

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