ReMODEL: Sculpture Education Now

ReMODEL: Sculpture Education Now

California College of the Arts (CCA)

CCA students Nicholas Morris (Sculpture 2013), Cara Levine (MFA 2012), and Cassie Thornton (MFA 2012)
won a 10,000 USD grant in 2011 to build a temporary home on the campus of Srishti School of Art, Design,
and Technology in Bangalore. The project combined sculptural and social practices to investigate the threshold
between education and life.
March 26, 2012
ReMODEL: Sculpture Education Now

Saturday, April 14, 2012

California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco CA 94107-2247

The ReMODEL: Sculpture Education Now symposium at California College of the Arts brings together a diverse group of internationally recognized artist-educators from California colleges to begin a conversation about the state of sculpture education today and to generate multiple visions for its future. This daylong event will be an opportunity to explore sculpture tradition, the “expanded field,” and the open-ended possibilities for curriculum design that the intermingling of the two has created. ReMODEL is a think tank to reinvigorate sculpture education and to create a more inclusive and vital academic practice.


The symposium responds to a renewed interest in the field related to pedagogy, and seeks to redefine sculpture skills and curriculum for the 21st century. Over the past 50 years a revolution in the discipline has occurred, as artists from diverse backgrounds and methods of working have pushed the boundaries of participation and practice. Sculpture today is a melting pot of crafts and contradictions. The tension between traditions (woodworking, metal fabrication, stone carving, ceramics) and the “expanded field” (performance, installation, site work, video, social sculpture, public art, digital technologies, and beyond) has made navigating curriculum a challenge. How can sculpture education reflect the plurality and excitement of the expanded field while maintaining the best of traditional practices?


Like CCA’s Craft Forward Symposium in 2011, ReMODEL builds on the college’s leadership role in foregrounding intersections between education and culture. We encourage educators, alumni, and students to join us for a day of lively and interactive conversations!


ReMODEL is free and open to the public. RSVP required.


This event is organized by Terri Friedman (California College of the Arts) and Shirley Tse (California Institute of the Arts), and hosted by CCA’s undergraduate Sculpture Program.


Allison Smith: California College of the Arts
Brody Reiman: University of California, Berkeley
Charles Long: University of California, Riverside
Christopher Miles: California State University, Long Beach
Dee Hibbert-Jones: University of California, Santa Cruz
Dewey Ambrosino: Art Center College of Design
Hirsch Perlman: University of California, Los Angeles
Jacci den Hartog: Otis College of Art and Design
Jennifer Pastor: University of California, San Diego
John Roloff: San Francisco Art Institute
Kim Yasuda: University of California, Santa Barbara
Linda Fleming: California College of the Arts
Lucy Puls: University of California, Davis
Mario Ybarra Jr. – University of California, Los Angeles/Slanguage
Martin Kersels: California Institute of the Arts
Rachel Lachowicz: Claremont Graduate University
Sanjit Sethi: California College of the Arts
Terry Berlier: Stanford University


About California College of the Arts
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is noted for the interdisciplinarity and breadth of its programs. It offers studies in 21 undergraduate and seven graduate majors in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing. The college offers bachelor of architecture, bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, master of architecture, master of arts, master of fine arts, and master of business administration degrees. With campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students. Noted alumni include the painters Nathan Oliveira and Raymond Saunders; the ceramicists Robert Arneson, Viola Frey, and Peter Voulkos; the filmmaker Wayne Wang; the conceptual artists David Ireland and Dennis Oppenheim; and the designers Lucille Tenazas and Michael Vanderbyl. For more information about CCA, visit


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