The Printmaking Program facilities are always alive with a wide range of activities that complement their function as pure teaching studios.

Recent events have included a visiting artist in residence working in the studios and doing one-on-one informal critiques for undergraduate and graduate students; a week of workshops for our exchange program with Osaka University of Art, including a print collaboration with CCA students; a visiting artist lecture series; and two juried exhibitions of print works.

About CCA's Printmaking Facilities

The Printmaking facilities extend across two main buildings on the beautiful Oakland campus. The Martinez 2 complex includes three studio spaces. The largest space is the Simon Blattner Print Studio, which is used for intaglio (etching, drypoint, photo-etching, etc.), lithography, monotype, and digital printmaking.

Two smaller studios adjacent to the main shop are specialized, one for relief printing (woodcut and linocut) and the other functions as an editioning room with an etching press (for seniors and graduate students only).

Two additional studio classrooms are located on the ground floor of Founders Hall: Founders 104 is a combination screen printing and papermaking studio, and Founders 103 is a dedicated studio for book arts and letterpress, which offers a full range of bookbinding equipment.

Printmaking Resources

Printmaking students also have access to a great teaching print collection, which is housed in Meyer Library; digital film and paper output options for photographic processes in the Digital Fine Arts Studio; and an exhibition space within the printmaking studios in Martinez Hall for rotating student shows.

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  • French tool-etching press (a gift from our benefactor, Yozo Hamaguchi)
  • 2 additional etching presses
  • 2 lithography presses
  • 100+ lithography stones (small, medium, large)
  • Acid room
  • Relief press
  • 2 sign presses
  • Large-screen exposing table
  • Screen wash-out area
  • Screen-coating facility
  • Hollander beater
  • Hydro-pulper
  • Numerous molds for various handmade paper sheet sizes
  • Couching screens for drying handmade paper
  • 2 letterpresses
  • Photopolymer platemaker
  • Several hundred cases of wood and metal type
  • Bookbinding equipment

See the Printmaking Studio Access Policy for information on using the facilities.