Artists at work

On the ladder. Antquan Milledge, seated at the table Fiona Flores, red overalls Kimberly Bloomfield, and Emily Silver, Art Instructor standing at the table, Jennifer Cho, in back right corner during an assemblage workshop at Copper Mountain College.

JOSHUA TREE — The Copper Mountain College mission is to provide educational opportunities for diverse desert communities and beyond through a comprehensive curriculum and support services that demonstrate a passion for the success of every individual student.

The Art Program at Copper Mountain College is one of many fields of studies that provides this type of inclusive curriculum.

The CMC Art Program is committed to helping students become the next generation of cultural leaders.  

Students can earn an Associate degree in Arts in Art History and/or an Associate degree in Arts in Studio Arts. These degrees are guaranteed to transfer to the University of California System.

Art instructors at CMC open doors for students by providing community, promotion, and professional development opportunities for artists, as well as presenting student works with community partners in the Basin.  This gives students an opportunity to be involved in the business side of art as well as the experience of showing their art in a gallery.  

For example, students recently assisted at the NEA Big Read Morongo Basin Assemblage Art Exhibition.

“We currently have some of the best art instructors teaching for the CMC Art Program,” Fine Arts Professor Cathy Allen and Art Program Advisor said.

“I have seen a steady increase in interest and activity, in the Morongo Basin, for the Arts in the last 25 years. What a great situation for our art students and think of the potential!”

If you are interested in the CMC Art Program or would like more information call (760) 366-3791.

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