Beginner Watercolours: Starting a Creative Sketchbook with Emilie (online)

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Watercolour is an easy way to pick up painting skill and is the perfect companion to start a sketchbook! 

In this class, Emilie will share with you her tips to start a regular creative practice through sketchbooking. You don’t need any experience to start filling in a sketchbook with easy watercolour illustrations!

In this class, you’ll learn some basics of drawing and painting with ink and watercolor, both from observation and from imagination. Even if you haven’t held a paintbrush since primary school, you can join in and reconnect with the pleasure of drawing and painting.

What will we cover?

In this class, Emilie will teach you a series exercises, prompts and tips to help you begin a daily sketchbook practice, turning moments of your daily life into beautiful artworks! 

We will learn:

  • How to start and commit to a regular creative practice through sketchbooking
  • Basics of watercolor for sketching
  • Gain confidence and build up your own style ! 
  • Some fun prompts to use anytime in your sketchbook! 

What will I need?

  • Watercolour set (or any water based paint)
  • Paper (ideally watercolour paper 300GSM, but any thick paper will do) – no need to have a sketchbook yet!
  • Water and brushes
  • Pencils, eraser, paper towel, any drawing material you have
  • Optional: Waterproof fineliner (UniPin or Sakura Micron for instance)
  • Optional: gelly roll white pen (Sakura gelly roll for instance)


  • Closed Captions
  • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
  • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
  • Auslan Interpreter Upon Request 

Who will be teaching? 

Emilie (she/her) is an artist and educator based
between Melbourne and Marseille (Fr), 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), Making Space (2021) and the
Comic Art Workshop (2021).

Emilie has exhibited her works at FortyFive Downstairs gallery, the
Abbotsford convent, No Vacancy Gallery, Arcade and George Patton

In 2021, Emilie opened Couleur in Collingwood, a printmaking studio focusing on DIY, hand-prints, and experimental printmaking. Since 2023, Couleur Studio
has relocated in South of France. 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 2023 she is running Glow Comics Trails festival with
Laneway Learning, celebrating Melbourne’s booming comics scene.

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