Have you ever enthusiastically loaned a favourite book to a friend, housemate, family member and it never came back? You need an ex-libris!
Ex-libris are stamps that are used to mark books from a collection, usually used by libraries. In this class, Emilie will teach you how to design and make your very own custom ex-libris stamp!
You’ll learn to design specifically for stamps with clear examples to follow. You’ll get to carve your own stamp, learn to ink it and print with it, and start marking your own book collection. Never lose a book again with your own unique personalised ex-libris stamp.
This class offers a great introduction to printmaking techniques. Stamps are also a great craft for those who are not confident about their drawing skills.
Emilie’s classes are accessible and fun. No one is left behind and absolutely no prior experience is required!
What we will cover?
In this hands on workshop we will learn how to:
- Design in black & which for stamps
- Adapt our ideas into a stamp-like design
- Carve your own stamps from a 5×5 rubber block
- Learn everything about the material, inks and stamp design
What will I need?
- All materials provided
- Feel free to come with a design idea in mind!
- Wheelchair Accessible Venue
- Gender Neutral Bathrooms
- Cheaper Early Bird Tickets
- Auslan Interpreted Upon Request
- Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
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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Have a question or other ways we can assist with accessibility? Feel free to email Maddy (she/her) at email@example.com.