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Running as multi-week sessions or as one-day classes in the evenings and on weekends throughout the year, the CCA Extension program takes place on our Oakland and San Francisco campuses.

Register online with TouchNet. You do not need to apply to CCA or create a profile before you register. You can register as a guest!

Our 2020 Winter/Spring CCA Extension are now open for registration. Register online here

Please note, our refund policies have been updated for our 2020 term. Please review these policies as they have been changed from our previous sessions.

CCA will be closed for winter break from December 21st - Jan 5th. Only online registration will be available at this time.

DESIGN

Intro to Graphic Design

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  • San Francisco campus
  • EXGRP-1500-1
  • Instructor: Josh Halstead
  • Tues, 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm, Feb 4 - April 7 Sorry! This class is full. please add your name to the waitlist here.
  • 10 Sessions. $360. Noncredit
  • Prerequisite: Students must be 18 years or older. No other requirements

This course offers a broad introduction to the profession and practice of graphic design. Through weekly take-home exercises and two core projects—supplemented by critical readings, lectures, and weekly critiques—students learn personal and collective visual communication skills.

Topics include graphic design history, communication hierarchy, grid systems, typography, color theory, sign systems, and brand storytelling. Slide presentations accompany many of the lectures.

Computer skills and software programs will not be covered but are essential to completing your assignments. Access to Adobe Illustrator, specifically, is strongly advised. Lynda tutorials are an excellent resource as well.

Bring to first class: One example of good and one example of bad design (be prepared to explain your reasoning), a notebook, and a pen or pencil.

There are no additional required supplies for this course, though the instructor can advise helpful tools to acquire on a one-on-one basis.

Required text: Graphic Design Theory: Readings from the Field by Helen Armstrong, Princeton Architectural Press, 1 edition ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-1568987729

Typography Fundamentals

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  • San Francisco Campus
  • EXGRP-1511-1
  • Instructor: Nancy Cutler
  • Thurs, 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm, Feb 6 - April 16 (No class March 26)
  • 10 sessions. $330. Noncredit
  • Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Adobe Indesign/ Adobe Illustrator. Students must also be 18 years or older.

This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of typography in the digital design age. Through weekly take-home exercises and three core projects—supplemented by lectures, demonstrations and weekly critiques—students learn practical typography and communications design skills.

The three projects will be: hierarchical typography, letterforms as shapes, and a typographic system, such as an event invitation that encompasses a card, RSVP, program, envelopes, and tickets. Topics include, but are not limited to, type design history, type as an emotive tool, grids for organizing information, type foundries, and font pairing. Slide presentations and demos accompany many of the lectures.

Computer skills and software programs will not be covered but are essential to the implementation of assignments and projects. Access to InDesign is required and Adobe Illustrator is strongly recommended. Lynda and youtube.com tutorials are suggested at the first session.

Bring to first class: One example of your favorite typeface of any kind printed out (be prepared to share your reasoning), a notebook and writing supplies (i.e., pen or pencil), sketchbook (any format you prefer), assortment of sketching tools (e.g. pencils and markers), C-Thru (E scale) ruler and pica ruler, or similar.

Required textbook: 'Thinking with Type' by Ellen Lupton, Princeton Architectural Press

Intro to Interior Design

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  • San Francisco campus
  • EXINT-1500-1
  • Instructor: Briggs MacDonald
  • Tues, 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm, Feb 4 - April 7 Sorry! This class is full. please add your name to the waitlist here.
  • 10 sessions. $360. Noncredit
  • Prerequisites: Students must be 18 years or older. No other requirements

In this studio-based overview of the practice of interior design, you review the history and current applications of the practice. Participants explore the multifaceted technical and aesthetic principles of design.

You also examine concepts of programming, planning, and three-dimensional form. Principals of light and lighting, color, materiality, furniture overview and layouts are covered through hands-on exercises.

You develop one long-term project of your choice from conception through presentation. SketchUp, a free software application, may be used in place of hand drafting.

Bring to first class: a 12” roll of trace paper, an architectural scale, and a rollerball pen.

Ideation Sketching and Visual Notation

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  • San Francisco campus
  • EXGRP-1504-1
  • Instructor: Lewis Bangham
  • Sat, 1:00 pm -4:00 pm, Feb 8 to April 11
  • 10 sessions. $360. Noncredit
  • Prerequisite: one previous drawing class or equivalent experience. Students must be 18 years or older.

Whether you are a designer, artist, or filmmaker, what inspires you to create art and design are the pre-visual concepts that arise in your mind. These previsualized concepts may potentially become the foundation of a great painting, product, movie, or advertisement.

In this class, students learn how to form and evolve ideas that arise from their imagination through the use of various drawing techniques. These methods allow students to create accurate images directly from their imagination without the need to have a model or photo for reference. Students then use these images to communicate their ideas with clients, art directors, or in meetings, using sketch techniques. Class time is divided among demos, short lectures, and in-class studio time.

This class instructs students to learn the fundamentals of translating 3D space and objects onto 2D-drawn space. Topics covered include using 1, 2, and 3 point perspective, laying out your ideas, using backgrounds, and finding your style. Various types of notation (arrows, typography) are explored to help clarify your drawn ideas. Weekly homework assignments assist in practicing in class topics.

Bring to first class: A 14" x 17" pad of layout paper and a pad of tracing paper, a variety of drawing pencils (2H, HB, 2B), a ballpoint pen or sharpie.

Fashion Tailoring Workshop

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  • San Francisco campus
  • EXFAS-1510-01
  • Instructor:Cris Applegate
  • Sat, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Feb 1 to March 21 Sorry! This class is full. please add your name to the waitlist here.
  • 8 Sessions. $300. Noncredit
  • Prerequisite: Knowledge of hand sewing, straight sewing machine, and sewing basic seams. Students must be 18 years or older.

Students learn a combination of bespoke and ready-to-wear tailoring techniques in this eight-week course. Class projects explore traditional and conventional methods used in the apparel industry, while encouraging creative craftsmanship and innovative, sustainable methods for designing original garments.

Students learn the essential skills related to pattern making, sewing, pressing, and finishing techniques in traditional garments. Class projects focus on trouser and suit jacket tailoring.

Bring to first class: Please see this materials list on what to bring to class

DIGITAL TOOLS

Adobe Creative Cloud Intensive (San Francisco)

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  • San Francisco campus
  • EXCOM-1300-1
  • Instructor: Thien Pham
  • Sun, 10:00 am -4:00 pm, Feb 9 to Feb 23
  • 3 sessions. $310. Noncredit
  • Prerequisite: a solid understanding of computer skills, Mac or PC. Students will also need an Adobe ID to access software.Students must be 18 years or older. Create an ID here

Adobe Creative Cloud is the industry standard for digital imaging and publishing. This three-day intensive introduces students to Adobe's InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

The first day is spent learning to draw and alter vector images in Illustrator; the next day covers learning the basics of photo editing, color correction and manipulation in Photoshop. In the third session, the class puts it all together in InDesign, learning layers and multipage document setup while exploring type styles and basic layout.

Throughout, participants explore the tools, palettes, menus, and essentials of each application through a series of hands-on, in-class exercises designed for beginners. Course topics may change to best suit the individual needs of the class.

Please note, our Adobe Creative Cloud class will cover the same info as our one-day intensives. We do not recommend taking our Illustrator I, Photoshop I, or Indesign I class if you are already registered for the 3-day Adobe Creative Cloud class.

Optional : Participants may bring USB flash drive or use an off-site storage service for copying exercises or class work. One student per Macintosh computer.

Adobe Creative Cloud Intensive (Oakland)

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  • Oakland Campus
  • EXCOM-1300-2
  • Instructor: Thien Pham
  • Sun, 10:00 am -4:00 pm, Mar 22 to Apr 5
  • 3 sessions. $310. Noncredit
  • Prerequisite: a solid understanding of computer skills, Mac or PC. Students will also need an Adobe ID to access software. Students must be 18 years or older. Create an ID here

Adobe Creative Cloud is the industry standard for digital imaging and publishing. This three-day intensive introduces students to Adobe's InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

The first day is spent learning to draw and alter vector images in Illustrator; the next day covers learning the basics of photo editing, color correction and manipulation in Photoshop. In the third session, the class puts it all together in InDesign, learning layers and multipage document setup while exploring type styles and basic layout.

Throughout, participants explore the tools, palettes, menus, and essentials of each application through a series of hands-on, in-class exercises designed for beginners. Course topics may change to best suit the individual needs of the class.

Please note, our Adobe Creative Cloud class will cover the same info as our one-day intensives. We do not recommend taking our Illustrator I, Photoshop I, or Indesign I class if you are already registered for the 3-day Adobe Creative Cloud class.

Optional : Participants may bring USB flash drive or use an off-site storage service for copying exercises or class work. One student per Macintosh computer.

Digital Drawing and Painting

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  • Oakland campus
  • EXMED-1200-1
  • Instructor: Wahab Algarmi
  • Sat, 10:00 am -4:00 pm, Mar 14 - April 4
  • 4 sessions. $300. Noncredit
  • Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics or equivalent. Students must be 18 years or older. Previous drawing, painting, or illustration experience recommended. Students will also need an Adobe ID to access software. Create an ID here

Discover your digital workflow! Today, many artists prefer the convenience and versatility of digital tablets for illustration, concept art, storyboards and more.

This hands-on workshop introduces the Wacom® tablet as a digital drawing and painting tool using Adobe Photoshop CC.

The first half of the course emphasizes tablet setup, handling and care of the tablet and stylus, and setting up an efficient digital workspace. Students build hand-eye coordination, confidence, and spontaneity with the tablet through mark-making, gesture studies, and methods for building value, texture and form.

Techniques for coloring line art and grayscale images are also covered.

During the second half of the course, students work on assignments using photographic reference and scanned drawings to give a greater context to the skill-building exercises and to explore creative problem-solving.

Bring to first class: USB flash drive, sketchbook, 1-3 digital or printed examples of your artwork (optional), and pen or pencil. One student per Macintosh computer. Students will use CCA's tablets and drawing pens

FINE ARTS

Basic Drawing & Beyond

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  • Oakland campus
  • EXDRW-1500-1
  • Instructor: Melisse Herman Sorry! This class is full. please add your name to the waitlist here.
  • Sat, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Feb 8 - April 11
  • 10 sessions. $360. Noncredit
  • Prerequisite: Students must be 18 years or older. No other requirements

This introductory studio course, focuses on the fundamentals of drawing while exploring a variety of media, techniques, and subject matter from still life and landscape to the figure.

Using traditional and experimental approaches to drawing, students develop an understanding of proportion, form, line, gesture, and tone.

Through demonstrations, practice, and class discussion, participants also hone the verbal and analytical skills necessary to examine their work critically. This course is appropriate for beginners and those wishing to further develop their drawing skills.

Bring to first class: 20” x 26” drawing board with clips, 18" x 24" Strathmore drawing pad (other brands are fine, but paper must be drawing quality), soft vine charcoal, compressed charcoal (Char-kole brand), white plastic eraser, sketchbook (any unlined notebook), pen/pencil, and a portfolio for transporting drawings.

Drawings on the Grand Scale

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  • Oakland Campus
  • EXDRW-1501-01
  • Instructor:Melisse Herman Sorry! This class is not available. please add your name to the notification list here.
  • Sat, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Feb 8 - April 11
  • 10 sessions. $360. Noncredit
  • Prerequisite: at least one previous drawing course. Students must be 18 years or older

Drawing on a grand scale can change one's art making, forcing one to loosen up and create work that makes a different statement than traditionally-sized drawings. The class embarks on developing a series of large-scale drawings on a variety of subjects, such as one's hand, a worn down shoe (carrying the memory of one's body and where one has been), a sea shell, a full-body self-portrait, or a figure drawn from life.

Students learn to see the underlying structure in the forms they draw.Through empathic observation and mapping, participants learn to push and pull lights and darks with rich charcoal and erasure techniques. Immersed in the momentum of drawing, students will surprise themselves.

Bring to first class: 1 wide role of Strathmore (or another good) drawing paper, 2 compressed charcoal sticks (soft), 3 vine charcoal sticks (medium), 1 Staedtler eraser

Intro to Jewelry Design

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  • Oakland campus
  • EXMTL-1500-1
  • Instructor: David Casella
  • Sat, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Feb 1 to April 4 Sorry! This class is full. please add your name to the waitlist here.
  • 10 sessions. $360; $25 lab fee payable at registration; $40 materials fee payable to instructor at first session. Noncredit
  • Prerequisite: Students must be 18 years or older. No other requirements

In this course, students explore basic metalsmithing and jewelry processes. Participants are introduced to various techniques for cutting metal, methods of joinery, soldering, forming, fabrication, and various means of surface treatment.

Students may work with copper, brass, or sterling silver as they create jewelry or other small forms.

This class does not provide outside of class access to the studios

Toolkit deposit: Each student is required to submit a check in the amount of $140, payable to CCA, at the first session. Checks will be returned to students on the last day of class upon the return of tool kits.

Bring to first class: Materials fee covers some copper, silver, and additional supplies. Download the materials list here

Intro to Painting

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  • Oakland Campus
  • EXPNT-1500-1
  • Instructor: Melisse Herman
  • Mon, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Feb 3 - April 6 Sorry! This class is full. please add your name to the waitlist here.
  • 10 sessions. $360. Noncredit
  • Prerequisite: Students must be 18 years or older. No other requirements

This course is designed for beginners and those who have minimal painting experience. Students learn a variety of techniques and skills, including color mixing, creating texture, painting alla prima, glazing, impasto, etc. while exploring a wide range of subject matter, including still life, portraiture, abstraction, and the model.

Individual critiques, slideshows, and group discussions supplement the studio experience. The course emphasizes learning different techniques to assist in developing a personal painting style.

This class does not provide outside of class access to the studios

Bring to first class: two pre-primed canvas boards 16" x 20" or larger, acrylic or oil paint: titanium white, cadmium yellow light, ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson,burnt umber and yellow ochre.

Some preferred brands include Golden, Winsor & Newton, Liquitex, and Gamblin. Palette knife, disposable gloves, painting smock/old shirt, palette paper or plastic tray, a couple of brushes (flat, round, filbert btwn sizes 4-10), a few jars with lids, rags; if working in oils, bring odorless mineral spirits: Gamsol prefered.

NO Turpentine or Turpenoid, which is quite toxic, as is Turpenoid "natural".

Intermediate/ Advanced Painting

Explorations of Color

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  • Oakland campus
  • EXPNT-1503-1
  • Instructor: Merl Ross
  • Sat, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Feb 1 - March 21 Sorry! This class is full. please add your name to the waitlist here.
  • 8 sessions. $300. Noncredit
  • Prerequisite: Intro to Painting or equivalent experience. Students must be 18 years or older.

Intended for those students who have completed an introduction to painting course and wish to further develop their visual explorations using acrylic or oil paint.

A variety of themes are explored, some through direct observation, others drawing upon imagination.

Emphasis is given to developing a personal vision. Individual feedback and group critiques assist students to examine the properties of color and its application, along with other technical concerns.

A field trip might be taken to the UC Botanical Garden for sketching and inspiration in the garden for a landscape painting.

This class does not provide outside of class access to the studios

Bring to first class: paper towel rolls, several brushes (small, medium, and large), a few jars with lids, rags, a pre-primed canvas (at least 16" x 20"), palette paper , palette knife, acrylic or oil paints (titanium white, mars black, cadmium yellow light hue or lemon yellow, hansa yellow medium, cadmium red medium hue or napthol red, quinacridone violet, ultramarine blue, phthalo blue). Please no pure cadmium colors only cadmium HUES.

If working in oils, bring odorless mineral spirits, Gamblin Gamsol (solvent) and Gamblin Linseed Oil, or Walnut Oil (any brand). Gamblin is an art supply brand that focuses on safety. Students must use Gamblin gamsol and linseed oil, no exceptions. NO Turpentine or Turpenoid, which is quite toxic, as is Turpenoid "natural".

Exploring Watercolor

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  • San Francisco campus
  • EXPNT-1504-1
  • Instructor Alison Frost
  • Sat, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Feb 8 - April 11 Sorry! This class is full. please add your name to the waitlist here.
  • 10 sessions. $360. Noncredit
  • Prerequisite: Students must be 18 years or older. No other requirements

This course introduces the medium of watercolor painting, while providing an environment where students can experiment with a variety of techniques and materials.

We cover traditional and modern paint applications, various techniques and tricks (ie wet in wet, frisket and other masks, layering, inking, blends, etc.), building a portable watercolor kit, how to stretch watercolor paper, and how to make the most out of journaling. We also look at the work of past and contemporary watercolorists for inspiration. We work from life, photo reference, and personal notation. Students at all levels are welcome in this class.

This class does not provide outside of class access to the studios

Bring to first class: paper and pens/pencils for the first class. If you already have watercolor supplies, feel free to bring them along. We will go over options for paint, brushes, paper, and supplementary materials on the first day. The teacher will provide a complete supplies list on the first day of class.

Painting: Abstraction

Painting Abstraction

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  • San Francisco campus
  • EXPNT-1516-1
  • Instructor: Patrick Dintino
  • Mon, 7:15 pm- 10:00 pm, Feb 3 -April 6 Sorry! This class is full. please add your name to the waitlist here.
  • 10 sessions. $330. Noncredit
  • Prerequisite: Students must be 18 years or older. No other requirements

Abstract painting has been with us for over a century. Where do we go from here?

In this course, you explore the challenge of creating truly original abstract work as it relates to current times. The development of a unique approach is emphasized while the creation of a process for experimentation is intensified.

Both source material and internal inspirations are used.Practical information for presentation is provided as well as strategies about how to navigate through the art world. Confidence building and critical analysis are included.

This class does not provide outside of class access to the studios

Bring to first class: two preprimed canvas boards 18" x 24", acrylic or oil paints (black, white, yellow, ultramarine blue, phthalo blue, alizarin crimson and cadmium red), palette knife, palette paper, several brush sizes, a few jars, rags; if working in oils, bring linseed oil and odorless mineral spirits, Gamsol preferred.

No Turpenoid (or Turpenoid "natural") due to toxicity.

The Series

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  • San Francisco Campus
  • EXPNT-1506-1
  • Instructor: Erik Parra
  • Wed, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Feb 5 - April 8 Sorry! This class is no longer available. please add your name to the notification list here and we will contact you when we offer it again
  • 10 sessions. $360. Noncredit
  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Painting or equivalent experience.Students must be 18 years or older.

Many artists choose to work in a series to hone and explore an idea beyond its initial glimmer. The Series focuses on painting a chosen subject again and again to create a body of work. In the first session, students choose a subject (self-portrait, still life, photographs, landscape, etc.) that will be their topic for the semester.

Participants begin by developing a list of personal goals for the course, providing a personal structure. Students also write an artist statement that defines the work and keep a painting journal to help document the growth of their ideas, which allows them to see each painting as a step in the creative process.

Each session includes studio time for painting and may also include critique, slide viewing, writing, a field trip, or time with a visiting artist. The goal of the class is to see works not only as individual paintings but also as part of a larger creative practice.

This class does not provide outside of class access to the studios

Bring to first class: sketchbook, writing/drawing tools, your own painting materials, ideas and sources for subject matter. If working in oils, bring odorless mineral spirits, Gamsol prefered. NO Turpenoid, which is quite toxic, as is Turpenoid "natural".

Reduction Printing: for Beginners & Beyond

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  • Oakland Campus
  • EXPRN-1503-01
  • Instructor: HyeYoon Song
  • Wed, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Feb 5 - March 25 Sorry! This class is no longer available. please add your name to the notification list here and we will contact you when we offer it again
  • 8 sessions. $300. Noncredit
  • Prerequisite: Students must be 18 years or older. No other requirements

Open to beginners or those who would like to refresh their skills, this printmaking course covers the art of reduction printing which allows artists to create multi-color, layered prints using a single print block, without having to register multiple blocks. It is also a process that can readily be done at home without using large equipment.

Using Shina plywood that is easy to carve yet retains sharp lines, students carve away or “reduce” portions of a printing block, printing at intervals, one color at a time until a final print is achieved. Students learn how to use various cutting tools to create varying line work and positive and negative space to form imagery, discuss ink application techniques, and practice hand printing methods as well as the use of traditional printing presses to produce final prints.

Each class includes demonstrations and studio work time and may include group critique, slide presentations on precedents, and the history of this process.

Bring to first class: sketchbook, writing/drawing tools. A materials fee of about $10 will be paid directly to the instructor to cover the costs of the carving blocks, ink and carbon material (depending on enrollment this fee may change slightly). Students should also plan on purchasing the following items here

Illustration Techniques:Keeping up a creative practice

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  • Oakland Campus
  • EXIll-1512-1
  • Instructor: Cleo Papinkolas
  • Tues, 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm, Feb 4 - April 14 (No class March 31) Sorry! This class is no longer available. please add your name to the notification list here and we will contact you when we offer it again
  • 10 sessions. $330. Noncredit
  • Prerequisite: Students must be 18 years or older. No other requirements

Each week students learn and execute a new illustration technique starting with rendering and layout and exploring different applications methods of gouache. We begin with simple objects and move through landscapes, still-lifes, portraits, patterns, and lettering. Drawing assignments correlate to discussion topics exploring three aspects: materials and technique, creative process, and artistic outlook. As a group we critique each other’s artistic goals and discuss strategies for maintaining an art practice in the midst of a busy life. The instructor covers concepts from her book "The Opposite Is Also True: A Journal Of Creative Wisdom For Artists.”

We work in an oversized, mixed-media journal. Participants have the opportunity to experiment in class with a variety of different brands of gouache and other materials to gain familiarity with how each medium and brand responds.

Bring to class: a variety of paintbrushes, a pencil, eraser, and any other favorite drawing materials. There is a $45 materials fee to cover the journal, gouache, and various other materials.

Graphic Novels and Sequential Art

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  • Oakland Campus
  • EXILL-1514-01
  • Instructor: Thien Pham
  • Thurs, 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm, Feb 6 - April 9 Sorry! This class is no longer available. please add your name to the notification list here and we will contact you when we offer it again
  • 10 sessions. $330. Noncredit
  • Prerequisite: No prior comics experience is required, just the desire to tell stories visually. Students must be 18 years or older.

Graphic novels and comics are among the most popular and growing mediums in publishing. This class will give students the theoretical and practical tools to create their own comics and graphic novels.


Students will learn theoretical principles of sequential storytelling, as well as practical techniques to create their own graphic novel. Each student will go through the entire process of creating a comic from writing, thumbnailing, penciling, inking to printing. At the completion of this course, students will have a complete comic. Students can use any medium to create their comic.

Selected readings and guest speakers will provide additional opportunities for students to learn more about this engaging art form.

Bring to first class: a sketchbook, pencil, pen, and method for note-taking.

Wheel Throwing

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  • Oakland Campus
  • EXCER-1500-01
  • Instructor:Ken Becker
  • Tues & Thurs, Feb 18 - April 7, 7:00 pm- 10:00pm (No class on March 24 and 26) Sorry! This class is full. please add your name to the waitlist here.
  • 13 sessions. $500. Lab fee $30. Noncredit
  • Prerequisite: None

Suitable for beginning students as well as those with prior experience, this studio is designed to promote individual expression and ideas, while providing a fundamental understanding of the nature of clay and the ceramic process.

Responding to the particular needs and interests of class participants, the instructor widens the focus from basic techniques to more complex forms and concepts, helping individual ceramicists to further develop their own approach to working on the wheel.We will go over everything from basic techniques to more complex forms and concepts while responding to needs and interests of the members of the class.

Lab fee covers materials for making ceramic glazes.

Bring to the first class: Beginning students should purchase a basic wheel throwing tool kit. Experienced students should come prepared with their preferred tools. Clay can be purchased from CCA's Ceramics department at $12.50/bag. Students must pay with a personal check for clay. Cash/Credit can not be accepted

No class meetings on March 24 and 26 (CCA Spring Break)

Outside of class access is open daily from Monday thru Friday: 7 PM -12 AM and Saturday/Sunday 8 AM- 8 PM.

Students are permitted to attend 3 visits / week outside of class 1 visit = 4 hours maximum

HIGH SCHOOL

Figure Drawing for High School Students

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  • Oakland Campus
  • EXHSD-1500-1
  • Instructor: May Wilson
  • Sat, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Jan 25 - Mar 21 Sorry! This class is full. please add your name to the waitlist here.
  • 9 sessions, $300. Noncredit.
  • Prerequisite: current enrollment in high school

California College of the Arts offers this course as a special opportunity for high school students to develop their drawing skills and experience drawing from a live model.

Please note, a model is not employed for the first class meeting. Students spend the first class focusing on a variety of drawing issues in anticipation of drawing from the model.

All eight subsequent sessions involve drawing from a nude model.

Bring to first class: 20” x 26” drawing board with clips, 18” x 24” pad of newsprint, 18” x 24” pad of 80 lb weight drawing paper, a set of graphite pencils (2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B), six sticks vine charcoal (medium or jumbo size), General's soft charcoal pencil, kneaded eraser, masking (artist's) tape.

Contact Us

Questions?

Feel free to email us at specialprograms@cca.edu

510-594-3710 (main line)

Office of Special Programs
Oakland campus, Irwin Student Center

Please note, our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30a-5p and we are closed on the weekends. For any questions regarding class locations call Public Safety at 510-385-1821

Audrey Jones
CCA Extension, Program Manager
audreyjones@cca.edu
510.594.3680