AIM flag flying in the Emeryville Mudflats, 1975
Students drawing in front of the Carriage House circa 1966
left to right: Perham Nahl, art instructor; Xavier Martinez, painting instructor; Dr. William S. Porter, art patron presented with honorary degree of master of fine arts and Frederick H. Meyer, director of the school (transcribed from Post-Enquirer newspaper clipping)
What do cassette tapes, plastic water bottles, denim scraps, old television sets, house paint and wine corks have in common? They can all be recycled into sustainable new materials!
The CCA Materials Library is proud to highlight a selection of sustainable materials that are predominantly manufactured from recycled content. With the increasing awareness and urgency of climate change, sustainable materials and processes are now more necessary than ever. Each material sample is displayed with things that are recycled in order to create the new material.
Sasha Duerr’s Soil to Studio course introduces ideas of Slow Textiles, Slow Fashion, and plant-based color using the Oakland Campus’ Community Garden as its source of materials and inspiration. Her work combines a celebration of culture, ethnobotany, creative reuse, sustainability, and an innate sense of place. The garden, founded in 2009 by Susanne Cockrell (Community Arts) and Sasha Duerr (Textiles), grows an abundance of plants for community and curriculum uses; Including edible, medicinal, and pollinator plants on the Oakland Campus. Many of these plants grown have dye and fiber producing byproducts. Students from Soil to Studio helped to harvest the plants and dye the materials for this display, and for the Material Library’s collection. Additional colors were obtained from plants growing throughout the Oakland Campus.
A Dye & Fiber Seed Library, initially started in a collaboration between Permacouture Institute and Soil to Studio in 2010- was given a finished home in 2016 in a project created by CCA O…
A drawing of Henry Ford (CCAC President from 1958-1984) by Ralph Borge (BFA '49, MFA '50, Faculty 1950-1988) made on the occasion of Ford's retirement as CCA president in 1984.
Faun sculpture on the Oakland campus created by student Hazel Z. Weller, 1926.
Sculpture of a standing figure, with paper overlay detailing printing instructions taped to image front
Abstracted standing figure sculpture, with paper overlay detailing printing instructions taped to image front
Sculpture of reclining figure in a landscape with building ruins