Join me for a shambling dance through the fine art departments of UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts, Mills College, the San Francisco Art Institute and San Francisco State University. (Sorry, Stanford, San Jose and Davis, there’s just one of me.)
Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 by Laura Braun
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by Laura Braun
The CCA fashion department’s capstone event features collections by 13 senior Fashion Design student juried by industry professionals and showcased by professional models, in a runway presentation that has become a staple in the college’s lineup of annual events. The program’s focus on sustainability in fashion makes it one of the more socially conscious student fashion shows in the world.
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by Laura Braun
Meanwhile, at CCA, the show is made up of 13 undergrads who are chosen to participate by a jury of industry professionals. the program is known for their dedication to sustainability, recently being named the top program of its kind in the world by Fahsionista. It's my first time at the CCA show, and i'm excited to see what the designers have in store.
Posted on Monday, May 11, 2015 by Laura Braun
Students from the California College of the Arts drew many of the plans. Architecture student Blake Stevenson named his design “The Lifted Garden.” It shows a terraced garden angled over a new in-law unit, which Stevenson imagines placing in the backyard of a two-story house.
Posted on Friday, May 8, 2015 by Laura Braun
Indeed, the classroom drives much of their work and fuels their passion. Both are born educators who strive to make memorable points to the graphic design students at California College of the Arts (CCA). Talking about their own work might lead to a discussion of Gustav Stickley's views of Victorian furniture, the radical prints of Sister Mary Corita Kent or a history of the Russian constructivists.
Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2015 by Jim Norrena
Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by Laura Kenney
Haisu Tian, "Blood Land Line" (inline skates, Xuan paper, ink), 2015
San Francisco, Calif., May 5, 2015 -- California College of the Arts will present its 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition from Thursday, May 14, through Saturday, May 23, at its San Francisco campus (1111 Eighth Street; open daily, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.). There will be an opening reception on Thursday, May 14, 6–10 p.m., and a special “Stage and Screen” event (featuring works in video and performance) on Thursday, May 21, 5–7 p.m. The exhibition and accompanying events are all free and open to the public.
Posted on Monday, May 4, 2015 by Laura Kenney
Ming & Khen Soh pose with Ming's 32-pound king salmon
The following exchange between Wai Khen Soh and Wai Ming Soh -- twin brothers and each an Illustration major -- appears in the spring 2015 edition of Glance, the college magazine, as part of the How We Got Here series.
Ming: I started thinking about my next course of action in life while I was serving my mandatory service in the Singapore Armed Forces. I had taken a diploma in digital media design in a polytechnic (which is like American community college) prior to my enlistment.
I asked myself: Shall I embark on work, or further my studies? Whatever path I pursued, I wanted to do the same thing as my twin brother, Khen, as it would be cool to see a pair of twins in the same profession.
Khen: It’s nice seeing brothers face tribulations side by side, especially when they have the same faces! Like most twins, we are always tearing at each other’s throats, only to give the other a friendly pat on the back when the going gets tough.
Also like most twins, we have similar interests. Drawing and creating stories are passions going way back to our childhood. It helped that our parents were encouraging.
I went to a polytechnic, too, and took a diploma in graphic design, and while the education was invaluable, I felt more interested in drawing and painting narratives. So we decided to take an undergraduate program in illustration together.
Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 by Jim Norrena
Looking for a platform to drive positive change?
Want to challenge the status quo?
Seeking to think wrong in the process?
Welcome to Project M
Project M is a program designed to inspire and educate young designers, writers, photographers, and filmmakers by proving that their work -- especially their wrongest thinking -- can have a positive and significant impact on the world.
Spearheaded by CCA faculty member John Bielenberg, cofounder of Future Partners, Project M is a program for creative people who are already inspired to contribute to the greater good, and are looking for a platform to collaborate and generate ideas and projects bigger than themselves.
Project M has developed projects related to a conservation area in Costa Rica, microfinancing in Ghana, New Orleans after Katrina, the community of East Baltimore, and connecting households to fresh water in Hale County, Alabama.
Next Up: South Greensboro, Alabama, June 8-21
Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by Laura Braun
Featuring original collections by 13 senior designers, judged by industry pros, and showcased by professional models, this fashion-forward presentation reinforces why it's become a staple in the college's lineup of annual events. Ogle fresh new collections from the edge of the catwalk, and enjoy a preshow mingle over wine and hors d'oeuvres with faculty, students, and industry partners with a VIP Ticket. Doors open to general admission at 7:30pm.