Meet Professor Bates
Christopher Bates is a professor in the Art Department of Santa Barbara City College. He has a Master of Fine Arts, Ceramic Art, from New York State College of Ceramics, a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics, from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, and a BA in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton, CA. He has been an Associate Professor since 1997 and is responsible for the rebuilding of the ceramics facility. He is Chairman of the Atkinson Gallery Sub-Committee. He teaches beginning to advanced ceramics.
He has exhibited his work throughout the United States, Including California, Michigan, Arizona, Minnesota and Ohio. His teaching experience includes the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Tulane University, New Orleans, Columbus College of Art Design, Ohio State University, Columbus and California State University, Long Beach.
Art 150: Fundamentals of Ceramics
Art 151: Intermediate Ceramics
Art 152: Advanced Ceramics
Art 154: Ceramic Sculpture
Art 155: Glaze Formation