Thomas Wojak chairs the Printmaking Program for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Recent co-chair Michelle Murillo (2012-2014) is on sabbatical for the Fall 2015 academic term. Former Printmaking chairs have included such luminaries as printmaker/book artist Nance O'Banion (2001-2014), printmaker/painter Charles Gill (1960s–1998) and writer/book artist Betsy Davids (1998–2001).
Other notable faculty members who have shared this responsibility include Jack Ford and Ken Rignall.
I bring a wealth of experience to my duties at CCA as chair and long-time faculty in printmaking. I have taught in the Printmaking Program and the Graduate Program in Fine Art since 1993.
I also serve as the Printmaking Program expert and work closely with the advising department and review undergraduate and graduate applications to the college.
Welcoming Learning Environment
Our department has a long history of being a very inclusive and supportive program within the college. Regardless of your major, you are welcome to pursue your varied art-making endeavors in the print shop studios, whether it be in traditional methods of intaglio, lithography, relief, screen printing, monotype, the book arts, or new digital and hybrid technologies.
Your pursuits are served by a vibrant array of instructors who are art makers and art thinkers.
All of your instructors bring a wide variety of printmaking expertise to the program as well as have long-standing careers in their particular medium.
I’ve been a master printer and exhibiting artist for over 42 years, having founded my screen printing studio, The W.O.R.K.S, in 1972 in San Francisco, which continues today in the historic downtown district of Vallejo.
The studio specializes in limited-edition work for local, national, and international artists and works extensively with the Bay Area design community. I bring these many years of working closely with other artists and designers to bear in my classroom and studio-teaching endeavors.
Special Exhibition Opportunities
Opportunities to show your work on campus as well as local and international venues are available through programs such as the Hamaguchi Scholarship, the Kala Art Institute residency, and the Osaka, Japan, exchange shows.
Location, Location, Location
The San Francisco Bay Area is a mecca for printmakers and book artists. Resources such as the Achenbach Collection at the Legion of Honor Museum house the largest collection of works on paper on the West Coast.
Editioning studios and publishers such as
- Crown Point Press
- Magnolia Editions
- Kala Art Institute
- Trillium Graphics
- Mission Graphica
- Arion Press
- The Center for the Book
... and others too numerous to name, give students access to the ever-expanding world of print in its varied and hybrid manifestations.
We encourage our students to take full advantage of these venues and to begin to form professional connections for their future creative life.