Art Studio

Community College Deliberates Future for Lifelong Learning


By Kirby Scudder
“I took a jewelry class 20-some years ago at Cabrillo College with Linda Watson. My first class ever I was not a artist and since then I have worked in that field,” says jeweler and Cabrillo College adjunct instructor Angela Gleason. The question is whether future students will be able to take advantage of the same classes Gleason took. As the Community College system focuses tight resources on classes that provide credits for transfer to the U.C. system or which provide a clear route to the job market, art classes are under scrutiny. The system is restricting how many times a class can be taken, disrupting the approach many art students have taken to developing their skills.