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California College of the Arts

The Season of Giving and the Ethics of Capitalism

JD Beltran | Posted 12.16.2015 | Arts
JD Beltran

Some call this the season of Giving. It's not too late--have you donated to your favorite arts resource or charity yet? (And there's a tax deduction i...

Pasts, Presence and Futures

JD Beltran | Posted 05.08.2015 | Arts
JD Beltran

In an era where people at restaurants peruse their smart phones instead of talking to that person sitting across from them (and detox solutions to screen addiction are a growing market), this zeitgeist is more than welcome.

The California College of the Arts Gets Elemental at Nightlife

JD Beltran | Posted 01.13.2015 | San Francisco
JD Beltran

Walk into, "All is Not Lost," a 25 foot high inflatable iceberg by artist/designers Raphael Ajl, Brooke Francesi, Aaron Levin, Rob Sieg, and Lake Buck...

This Is What The Industrial Revolution Smelled Like

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.19.2014 | Arts

History stinks. And if you’ve ever wondered how badly, you can now take a whiff of it at a new aroma exhibit in San Francisco. Urban Olfactory, ...

In Living Color: Plant Dyeing With Sasha Duerr

Dark Rye | Posted 01.26.2014 | Taste
Dark Rye

Sasha Duerr was a painter, but something in her oil paints was making her sick. She looked to the natural world and found a rich bounty of color that artificially produced paints couldn't begin to duplicate.

Hot Thursday Night Ticket - Art and Design at the California Academy of Sciences

JD Beltran | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
JD Beltran

A life-sized elephant weighing less than 10 lbs by artist/designers Seth D'Ambrosio, Rafi Aji, Brooke Francesi, and Dustin Tilsdale The ambit...

Aaron Sankin

Meet The Future Of Cycling | Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.27.2013 | San Francisco

San Francisco's Department of Public Health had a problem: the only thing growing faster than the number of bikers pedaling though the city's streets ...

When Choosing a College, Is Geography Destiny?

Stephen Beal | Posted 12.03.2012 | College
Stephen Beal

Would Larry Page and Sergey Brin have founded Google if they had gone to an Ivy League school instead of Stanford? Perhaps. But Stanford's ties to Silicon Valley are legendary, and opportunities for innovation were literally all around them. Maybe geography is indeed destiny.

What Is the Value of a College Degree?

Stephen Beal | Posted 08.29.2012 | College
Stephen Beal

This is the perfect time for creative, committed students to attend art and design school. There have never been more career opportunities for creative people, and the value of a college degree has never been greater.

How the Art Climate Is Shifting

Glen Helfand | Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts
Glen Helfand

Artists are becoming less rooted in hermetic zones and are moving into a new season of conscientiousness as they offer us visions that will get us thinking in new, more productive directions.

Artist Profile: Mary Snowden, Art about the Farm

Cherie Louise Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Cherie Louise Turner

"I feel like I've come full circle," says Mary Snowden, Bay Area artist and chairperson of painting and drawing at California College of the Arts. Her...

How Art School Reveals Human Nature

Seth Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Seth Roberts

Sure, we can learn about human nature by looking at art. What's less obvious, at least to me, is how much can be learned about human nature by observing art students.