Beginner Watercolours: Brush Lettering with Emilie (online)

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Learn how to use watercolours and brushes to create beautiful brush calligraphy! Mix the colours and play with the unique quality of watercolour to create beautiful illustrations with letters. Use this technique for cards, posters, or any illustration you can think of.

Emilie will share tips and techniques to use letters in composition, improve your brush skills and try different colour palettes.

What will we cover?

  • What materials are good to use
  • Fun warm ups
  • Letter composition and structure – and how to create these with a brush
  • Exploring expressive font styles and uses
  • Discussing expressive composition

What will I need?

  • Watercolour set (or any water based paint)
  • Paper (ideally watercolour paper 300GSM, but any thick paper will do)
  • Water and brushes
  • Pencils, eraser, paper towel, any drawing material you have!

Who will be teaching? 

Emilie (she/her) is a Melbourne based artist and
educator, working across media with a focus on community-based practice
and education. She graduated from her PhD in Fine Arts at the Victorian
College of the Arts in 2020 and has been an art resident at Testing
Grounds (2020) and the Comic Art Workshop (2021). 

Emilie moved from France in 2014 and has been developing her art
practice in Melbourne since, exhibiting her works at FortyFive
Downstairs gallery, the Abbotsford convent, No Vacancy Gallery, Arcade
and George Patton Gallery. 

Emilie is also a comic book artist and her illustration has been
published by the Lifted Brow and she self-published her first graphic
novel in 2018 with Tree Paper Comics in Melbourne.

In 2021, Emilie opened Couleur in Collingwood, a printmaking studio focusing on DIY, hand-prints, and experimental printmaking.

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