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Studio Arts


Welcome to the CCSF Research Guide for the Studio Arts! 

sculptors studio paintingExplore resources on art practice, technique, and history, as well as individual artists and art movements.
Online content includes e-books, streaming videos (Films on Demand) and image and periodical databases.

Use the navigation tabs on the side of this guide to browse by medium and other resources useful to artists in the process of making.


Sculptor's Studio, Louis Moeller, cs. 1880s (collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Creative Commons license)

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Remote Access


An active RAM ID (student ID number) and RAM ID password is required for off-campus access to CCSF Library subscription resources and databases, including online articles, streaming video, and e-books. When accessing these resources from off-campus, users will be prompted to log in with RAM ID, then will be able to view resources as if they are on-campus.

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E-Books on Art and Technique

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