Can You See Me? Playful Character Printing and Illustration with Neda

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‘Can you see me?’ Neda Sajadi’s approach to character illustration is very colourful and a bit c’est la vie! What will be, will be!

These fun and creative illustrations emerge from what you see within colourful prints made with watercolour inks on glass, and printed onto paper. 

In this class you’ll learn this watercolour ink printing method to create your own prints, and then use coloured pencils to draw out the characters that you see within!

This workshop is for everyone with an enthusiasm for colour and trying new art techniques. No prior art experience is needed – this is a playful art form that works with chance and uncertainty. The creativity is what YOU bring to it!  

This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners!

What will we cover?

During this hands-on workshop, we will guide you through a step-by-step creative process. Upon completion, you will walk away with your own illustrations and coloured papers. 

In this hands-on class we will:

  • Learn beginner tips to working with watercolour inks, papers and other materials
  • Create our base colour print using watercolour inks on glass
  • Print from glass onto watercolour paper
  • Identify characters within our colour prints!
  • Use pencils and pens to draw out our characters from the colours

          What will you need?

          • All materials are provided, but bring your curiosity and something to take your artwork home safely!


          • 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? 

          Neda Sajadi (she/her) is an Iranian, Melbourne-based illustrator. She recently finished her PhD at Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Since 2010, Neda has been developing her art practice, working with multiple techniques, from acrylic paint to colour pencils and paper mâché sculptures. 

          Neda is also a Children’s book illustrator. She illustrated her first book in 2009 in Iran. Neda’s illustrations are colourful expressions of her emotions and experiences as a girl growing up confused and dissociated.

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          Image: Artist’s own wonderful work.

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