DIY Kitchen Lithographs: Printing with Emilie (Online)

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In this new online class, Emilie will teach the fun and accessible printmaking technique: kitchen lithography.

Lithography is a Fine Arts printmaking technique that usually requires a big limestone block, chemicals and an etching press. But with this DIY version, you can get a taste on the technique at home and create some beautiful prints!

If you don’t have all the material for the online class, you’re welcome to follow along as a demonstration and you will get all the resource to print from home with cheap and easy to source materials!

This class welcomes absolute beginners!

What we will cover?

In this hands-on online workshop Emilie will cover:

  • The history of the techniques, invented in 2010 by a French
  • All the materials and the key principles of lithography.
  • Through a hands-on approach you will get to design and create your fist kitchen lithography print.

What will I need?

Everyday items:
  • Aluminium foil
  • Vegetable oil
  • Cola (containing phosphoric acid)
  • Metal/wooden spoon or etching press
  • Newspaper
  • Masking tape/ sticky tape
  • Clean cotton rags
  • Clean sponge
  • Paper for printing (smooth works best)

More specific items:

  • Mount board/ smooth cardboard/ old etching plate
  • Glass for inking (I’m using an old fridge shelf, could be glass from a small picture frame)
  • Any of these materials: oil-based paint/ litho crayons/ soap/ Sharpie pen/ oil bar/ brushes
  • Roller
  • Oil based printing ink (litho/lino/etching)

For Cleaning up: rags, 1/3 vegetable oil 1/3 washing up liquid 1/3 water – mixed together


  • Closed Captions
  • Early Bird Cheap Tix
  • Free Tix for First Nation Attendees
  • Auslan Interpreter 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

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

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