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  • Center for Contemporary Printmaking


CCP is located in the historic stone carriage house of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion at Mathews Park in Norwalk, CT. Our studios are flexible spaces equipped to accommodate a vast array of printmaking techniques: etching, lithography, silkscreen, monotype, collagraph, photopolymer, papermaking, alternative photography, and more.

CCP’s campus includes the main building and the Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage. The main building hosts workshops, private tutorials, and artist member studios. The Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking cottage includes a full residential suite and accommodates long and short term artist residencies, private tutorials, and is available for rental by our artist members.


A full list of CCP’s equipment and facilities is included below.




Lithography studio: Griffin 32.5”x56” lithography press, Sturgis 16”x40” cast iron combination etching and book press, registration punch table, print drying rack.

Etching studio: Charles Brand 32”x53” etching press, Takach 18”x36” etching press, paper bath, ferric chloride etching facilities, overhead ventilation and ventilation hoods, hot plates, light tables, flammable and corrosive chemical storage areas.

Aquatint room: Rosin box for up to 38”x57” plates, metal shear

Papermaking room: Paper mill (paper pulp beater), hydraulic press, stone storage, stone carts, and stone graining sink.


Member’s Studio: Charles Brand 24”x46” etching press, Martech 28”x 48” etching press, Charles Brand 28”x50” etching press, silkscreen washout closet with power washer, 20” Kutrimmer, light table, paper bath, 11”x17” toner copier, keyholder member storage, flammable chemical storage cabinet, print drying rack.

Darkroom: Olec overhead UV exposure unit, Nuarc 22”x26” overhead UV exposure unit, Polylite 46”x46” vacuum top exposure unit, silkscreen storage and coating area.

Computer lab: 24” Epson Stylus Pro 7600 inkjet printer, iMac 21.5” Retina 4k with Photoshop and Lightroom, Epson Perfection V700 8.5”x11” scanner.



Studio: Takach 39”x73” motorized etching press, American French Tool 24”x48” etching press, paper bath, overhead ventilation, light table, hotplate, print drying rack.

Residence: Bedroom with full size bed, living area with cable television, full kitchen with range, oven, coffeemaker, microwave, toaster, and refrigerator, bathroom with shower, washer and dryer, Wifi throughout.

Photos of the Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage: