Block Printmaking for Beginners: Gold Greeting Cards with Emilie

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Come and make a handmade gold card for a loved one this silly season!

You will learn the art of block printmaking – an artform that has been used for over a century and was actually originally developed for making wallpaper!

Block printing is similar to woodcut printmaking but a bit easier to work with because it has no grain to consider like wood.

In this class, you will learn the entire process spanning designing, carving, inking and printing your own unique greeting card design!

This will also be the first time we have gold ink to play with!

What we will cover?

In this class, you will learn:

  • Designs that look good using block printmaking
  • How to carve your creation
  • How to create a DIY printing station
  • How to to print and sign your art workd

At the end of the class you will take home a limited edition cards with your unique prints.


  • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
  • Quiet Spaces
  • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
  • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees 
  • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request

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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Any other questions or ways we can assist with accessibility? Just shoot delsi (she/her) an email at