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First Year Studios

Home Base for First Year Students in San Francisco

Last updated on Feb 28, 2024

The First Year Studios are only open to currently enrolled CCA First Year students.

Student Access to Building and Classroom Spaces:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 am -12 am; Saturday and Sunday: 8 am -12 am

Studio Manager Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8 am - 8 pm
Friday: 8 am- 4 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 11 am - 7pm

GC Studios Black Cabinet Tools Access:
Monday-Thursday: 8 am - 7:30pm
Friday: 8 am- 4 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 11am - 6:30pm

Hooper II
Graduate Building

The First Year Studios are available to current first-year students, faculty, and staff only through class orientation.

Find our Access and Use policies here:

FYST Access and Use Policies
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Cinthia Marisol Lozano

Studio Manager - First Year + Youth Programs

About the First Year Studios

First Year Studios contains five classrooms- Drawing, 2D, 3D. All classrooms contain heavy-duty work tables and lockers for faculty teaching supplies. 3D Classrooms have large-scale shelving for class project storage and hand tools for wood, cardboard, and general making. First-Year students can access powered and stationary machinery through the Model Shop, Tool Center, Plaster Room, and Sanding Room.

Specializing in These Materials

  • Cardboard
  • Charcoal
  • Ink
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Pigment
  • Wire
  • Wood


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Woodshop orientations are available to enrolled classes only. Make-up orientations and specialty tool orientations may be arranged individually with studio management.