Facilities

The Printmaking Program facilities are always alive with a wide range of activities that complement their function as 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, relief, and monotype printmaking.

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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Equipment

  • American French tool-etching press (a gift from our benefactor, Yozo Hamaguchi)
  • 3 additional etching presses: 2 Brand presses and 1 Ettan press
  • 3 lithography presses, including a new Takach press
  • 100+ lithography stones (small, medium, large)
  • Acid room
  • 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 Vandercook letterpresses
  • Photopolymer platemaker
  • Several hundred cases of wood and metal type
  • Bookbinding equipment

Studio Access

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