Outside of opening hours, the workshop is open under the surveillance of monitors. Tuesday is dedicated to digital printing in large formats and to the analysis of computer graphic work. The engraving workshop is a site of exploration and exploitation of this printing process and of new techniques. It offers students the tools that enable them to produce, develop and experiment with the various engraving techniques. All engraving techniques are dealt with, covering a wide graphic range: the traditional techniques (xylography, intaglio, monotype) and related techniques (photoengraving, embossing, collagraphy, computer graphics and etching).
Screen-printing is a procedure of reproduction through the direct impression of all kinds of media in terms of their dimensions and content. This kind of reproduction poses the question of relationship to the image, the text, the form, and the medium. An examination of the relationship to the space and the contextualisation of the artwork are also taken into account, via questions of presentation and distribution (multiples, series and variations): publications (book, poster, sticker, tract, etc.), installations (various media, formats, assemblages, etc.) and performances. Questions regarding the choice of using this printing method and connections with an approach relating to reproduction and/or serial reproduction, as well as the artist’s own position, involvement, or even (political) commitment are also addressed.
Initiated in 2016-2017, the micro-publication workshop is open to all isdaT students. This workshop aims to broach the various forms of publications, observe the principles of production through the use and mastery of tools made available to the students, and to develop collective and individual publications. It thus offers students the chance to master all the parameters that go into a publication: discussions, implementation, pre-press (creation of files / Photoshop), post-press (mounting / processing); drawing / text / photo relationships, rhythm, format, initiation in printing tools and processing, production of a layout, publication of posters, collections to deploy in public space; methodology: study of projects, order form, feasibility study and budgeting, and monitoring of publication at the printworks.