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Digital Fine Arts Studio (DFAS)

A resource for a hands-on experience with digital printing

August 1st- September 3rd
DFAS CLOSED for technology updates

May 21st - August 1st
DFAS will be open by email appointment only (please email or to schedule).
Available times: Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-4pm
We will respond as soon as possible to any emails, but more than 24hrs notice on any appointment is preferable.

For additional information, please email or call (510) 594-3685.

2nd Floor
Irwin Student Center
Oakland Campus

To use the resources in the DFAS, students must take a DFAS Orientation either through a Digital Media class that has used the DFAS (such as Digital Photography, Digital Drawing/Painting, etc.) or during one of our scheduled Orientations at the beginning of the semester. DFAS does not offer individual orientations, so please refer to our calendar for upcoming dates/times.

Usage Policy:

Each student is allotted 5 one-hour sessions per week, which can be reserved up to two weeks in advance. Students may also drop in when no one is reserved for that hour on the scheduler.

If you cannot attend your reservations, please remove them from the schedule 24 hours ahead of time or email If you do not cancel by the time of your appointment, you forfeit that appointment and it will be subtracted from your weekly allotted shifts.

To print on your own paper, you must come in during a weekday (Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm) and have your paper approved by Tori.

Tori Manferdelli

DFAS Studio Manager

About the Digital Fine Arts Studio (DFAS)

Located on the Oakland campus on the 2nd floor of Irwin Hall near Lab A, the Digital Fine Art Studio is an affordable, quality printing and scanning resource for eligible CCA students. The Digital Fine Art Studio is not a service bureau; it is a resource for CCA students to get hands-on experience with digital medium–and wide–format printing, as well as high-end scanning.

Specializing in These Materials

  • Fabric
  • Paper

Tools and Equipment



There is no advance reservation required to attend a training workshop, if you arrive at one of the scheduled times indicated below (on the calendar), an orientation will occur. Please make sure you arrive as close as possible to the scheduled start time of the orientation.

If you show up after an orientation has already begun, you will not be able to attend that orientation and will have to return at another time.



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Digital Fine Arts Studio will be closed during SPRING BREAK

March 7, 2019, 1:38 PM by Tori Manferdelli

Please email if you have any questions.

Paper of the Month! MARCH

February 26, 2018, 2:55 PM by Tori Manferdelli

Moenkopi Unryu is made from natural mulberry and hemp fibers using traditional Japanese Washi techniques and then coated to accept inkjet inks. It's very thin (55 gsm) and has fiber visible throughout to create a texture. 

https://www.moabpaper ...

*NEW* Open 1 hour later on SATURDAYS

February 26, 2018, 10:35 AM by Tori Manferdelli

DFAS will be extending its Saturday hours to 6pm starting this weekend!

Our weekend hours are now as follows:

Saturday: 12pm-6pm, Sunday: 12pm-5pm