So don't miss this Thursday's "METAMORPHOSIS," when the talented artist/designers from the California College of the Arts transform the Academy (and possibly you) into something unexpected. Explore a multitude of industrial, interaction, illustration, fashion, furniture and graphic designers from CCA as they showcase an amazing, cutting-edge array of work, highlighting new technologies and innovative ideas that explore the concept of metamorphosis.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Allison Byers
Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by Clay Walsh
All CafePress purchases benefit the CCA scholarship fund.
Just in time for the holidays, a wide variety of new products featuring new California College of the Arts designs, our motto “Make Art That Matters,” and the CCA logo are now available at CafePress.com.
Available to Purchase
You'll find the following items (and lots more!), all of which can be customized to show off your CCA pride:Read the rest
Posted on Monday, September 16, 2013 by Allison Byers
Posted on Friday, September 6, 2013 by Chris Bliss
CCA's Annual Career Expo helps students and alumni launch their careers
“Leadership and problem solving can be applied to every facet in life, and that is what arts training at CCA is. Progressive.”
This is one of several positive comments from CCA alumni who participated in the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) 2012 survey.
The SNAAP survey results were released in a recent report that details findings from more than 65,000 arts alumni of all ages from 120 institutions in the United States and Canada.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 by Minnie Phan
Minnie Phan with work presented at her Junior Review
Prior to hearing about CCA, college was not an option in my mind. Aside from financial issues and living in an immigrant household with little experience with higher education, my teenage years were rocky.
I never thought more than two steps ahead when it came to my future. I struggled throughout my schooling and was consumed with (infamous and debilitating) angst. I spent many nights alone.
The turning point of my life occurred when I began to use my hobby of art as an outlet -- as therapy, even. Having my sketchbooks and journals bear witness to my manic thoughts and wild ideas became something of a ritual. It became a channel for every stupid decision I had made, every jerk who harassed me, every class I failed.
Art and writing became profound parts of my persona, and, thankfully, I found a community and companionship in fellow artists.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by Allison Byers
Next up is Dorothy Santos who will be with us for the next four weeks. A freelance writer, blogger, curator, visual and critical studies geek, Dorothy is currently pursuing a master’s degree at California College of the Arts, where she is researching computational aesthetics, programming, coding, and open source culture and their effects on contemporary art.Read the rest
"Serpentine" is a 3D clay printer prototype [photo: Future Cities Lab]
Recent graduate Kellie Wolfe (Sculpture 2013) describes the project she began working on in Barney Haynes's Interface course as "a steel pedestal that holds an animatronic stomach that moves based on the viewer's interaction with it." The piece measures 48" x 7" x 5" and undulates with the viewer's movements.Read the rest