California College of Arts

decade

1950s

1955

Billy Al Bengston moves to Oakland and enrolls at the California College of Arts and Crafts but moves back to Los Angeles within the year.

decade

1960s

mid-1960s 1968

John Outterbridge begins teaching at the Compton Communicative Arts Academy (CCAA).

1969

Barbara Kasten transfers to the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland.

decade

1970s

1970

Barbara Kasten earns her MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts.

1970

Immediately after graduating from the California College of Arts and Crafts, Barbara Kasten moves to Los Angeles to be a substitute teacher for Bernard Kester’s fiber arts course at UCLA.

1970

John Outterbridge becomes director of the CCAA.

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