Brain Break: Potato Stamp Printing with Emilie ONLINE

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What’s it all about?

Take a midday Brain Break! Taking a creative break in the middle of  your work day will lift your spirits and re-invigorate your focus and concentration – it’s a bit like a computer refresh but for your mind!

Curious to try a DIY printmaking technique with easily accessible material? Try potato printmaking! In this class we will revisit a kids’ favourite: carving potatoes into stamps and printing with paint on paper. But we’ll experience with modern design that you can apply for paper or textile printing and create beautiful limited editions potato-prints!

What will we cover?

In this online class we will cover the basic of relief printmaking technique through potato-stamps. Emilie will demonstrate a couple of carving technique and how to design and compose your image. We’ll try out other vegetable for printing as well and try out easy hand-made printing technique.

What will you need?

  • Paper – Any thick paper will do.
  • Pencil
  • Box-cutter, blade, knife or any cutting tool
  • Brushes and/or sponges
  • A plate for mixing the colours
  • Water based paint, ideally gouache
  • 2 or 3 potatoes
  • Other vegetables if you can : celery, cabbage, citrus and apples work well

Who will be teaching?

Emilie is a Melbourne based artist and maker, currently finishing her PhD at the Victorian College of the Arts. She moved from France in 2014 and has been developing her art practice since, working with a range of media, from video to printmaking, 3D printing and a variety of paint mediums. Emilie is also a comic book artists. 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.