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Encouraging transmission, support and development.


L'Atelier de l'Île offers introductory and advanced courses in various printing techniques, as well as a personalized mentoring service.

All courses entitle you to a $50 discount on the three-month work package ($200 instead of $250). This offer is valid for three months following the training.

Cancellation policy: No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 5 days before the course. A credit will be issued for a future course. In the event of cancellation by the center, the full fee will be refunded to the participant.


Instructor : Marion Carassou-Maillan


Thursday May 16th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Thursday May 30th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm


Price : 120$ member/ 140$ non-member


6 hours workshop

Maximum 6 participants




This course introduces you to the various stages of manual screen printing on fabrics. It will teach you the basic techniques for printing in one color on different textile materials.
Bring your design and your choice of fabrics!


  • COURSE 1 : What is screen printing?
    Screen printing process
    Printing media
    Different types of ink
    Tour of the workshop
    Explanation of the different production stages
    Choosing the type of silk and material to be printed.
    Definition of an appropriate workspace

  • COURSE 2: Printing
    Frame insulation

       Printing of projects on fabric

About the instructor

Marion Carassou-Maillan has been concentrating on silkscreen printing for some 10 years under the name Allô Mama!  She has
also dabbled in digital art, generative art, photography before visual art. Marion is now keen to exchange and share her technical
knowledge to further refine manual printmaking techniques.

crédit Marion Carassou-Maillan


Introduction to light sensitive plate lithography

Instructor:  Véronique LaPerrière M


Saturday June 8, 1 pm to 4 pm

Thursday June 13, 10 am to 5 pm

Third date to be determined


Price : 260$ member/ 300$ non-member


15 hours workshop

Maximum 6 participants



This course is an introduction to the technique of photolithography and the creative possibilities offered by this printing method. A versatile technique, photosensitive plate lithography enables hybrid approaches combining drawing, photography, collage and digital image in a single print. It can also be used to work from digital film, or with more direct methods akin to drawing.
Photolithography offers the advantage of producing a print more quickly than stone lithography, while retaining certain aesthetic aspects of traditional lithography.

With this introduction, participants will be able to familiarize themselves with working possibilities, film creation, the exposure and development process for photosensitive plates, and printing on lithographic presses.


Saturday June 8 - 1 pm to 4 pm
- Presentation of examples of photolithography prints.
- Introduction to film types for drawing or digital printing.
- Introduction to hybrid modes, experimentation and creative possibilities.
- Demonstration of exposure and development of a photosensitive plate.
- Participants will be asked to produce an exhibition-ready film for the next class.

Thursday June 13 - 10am to 5pm
- Exhibition of films and development of participants' photosensitive plates.
- Introduction to paper and ink preparation, press operation and how to obtain a regular edition.
- Demonstration of printing a photosensitive plate on a press.
- Participants will be asked to prepare their own paper for plate printing at the next class.

Date to be determined - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Printing plates in teams of two and sharing projects.
- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: 4 participants will be paired up in teams of two and take turns printing, helping each other.
- 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.: the last team of two participants will take it in turns to print and help each other.

About the artist
Rooted in a practice of drawing and interdisciplinarity, Véronique La Perrière M's work explores states of consciousness, processes of transformation and the forces of imagination. She holds a master's degree in visual and media arts from Université du Québec à Montréal and an interdisciplinary doctorate from Concordia University. She has completed artist residencies with the Canada Council for the Arts (Paris), the OMI International Arts Center (NY) and the Brucebo Foundation (Sweden). In 2020, her work was the subject of a monograph, Miroirs, métamorphose et temps inversé, published by Éditions Sagamie.

credit Véronique La Perrière M


From drawing to matrix by 3D printing

Instructor: Claire Brunet

Friday, June 14, 10 am to 5 pm 
Tuesday, June 18, 10 am to 5 pm
Friday, June 21, 10 am to 5 pm


Price : 220$ member/ 260$ non-member


18 hours workshop

Maximum 8 participants

Course description 

Participants will become familiar with the concept of 2D image vectorization and its transposition into the digital space of 3D software, its interface, navigation and basic functions. Each participant will use 2D creation tools as a starting point to generate relief shapes, which will then be translated into a matrix for engraving via 3D printing. Participants will be introduced to the basic functions of the software enabling them to transpose an image into a 3D print of a plate or typeface for printing works on paper.



Course objectives and content

  • Introduction to the 3D software interface and navigation tools

  • Exploration of the different types of vector image creation, modeling and transfer

  • Understanding digital 3D geometry

  • Understanding basic principles and saving file formats for 3D printing

  • Plate or 3D print the prototype using the 3D printer


About the instructor

Claire Brunet, graduate from Concordia University (PhD) and a professional sculptor,
centers her artistic practice on the complex interplay between humans and their environment.
Her research delves into the transformative impact of 3D digital technologies on the artist’s
relationship with space and object interaction, as well as on the creative process itself. Brunet’s
works, known for engaging with temporal elements, challenge and reveal the conflicting values
inherent in our fast-evolving, hypermodern society. Her unique blend of digital methodologies
with traditional sculptural techniques facilitates critical dialogues about the interconnectedness
of living beings and their environments.

Crédit Claire Brunet

Technical support or customized training in small groups is also available.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT (workshop fees extra)


  • 30$/hour (members only)


CUSTOMIZED TRAINING (workshop fees included)

  • 80$/hour (Groups of a maximum of 3 people)



Contact us for more information

Cancellation policy: No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 5 days before the course. A credit will be issued for a future course. In the event of cancellation by the center, the full fee will be refunded to the participant.

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