Glow Comic Trails: Glow-in-the-Dark Painting with Emilie

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Laneway Learning is running Glow Comics Trails, a celebration of Melbourne Comics artists in the city! Six artists have been commissioned to write mini comics about Melbourne after dark, and their comic panels have been pasted-up across the city, creating a trail for you to walk and reconstitute the stories. Each comic even has a glow-in-the-dark hidden element for you to find after dark!

As part of this event Laneway Learning is offering some extra special workshops. Emilie will be teaching some special classes on glow-in-the-dark painting and screen printing, zine making and mini comic crafting, and how to draw our beloved laneways and city scapes.

With the October launch of the Glow Comics Trail, this month provides perfect opportunity to get to your brushes and learn how to use glowy-paint to create your own mysterious designs.

In this class, you will learn how to design patterns and choose your favourite fluo-colour palette to paint a glow-in-the-dark creation to take home.

All materials provided. Just come and have a wonderful time!

What will we cover?

This beginner’s painting class will:

  • Warm up with some doodling – find your own style
  • Prepare our black backgrounds
  • Choose a vibrant neon colour palette that will transform after dark

What will I need?

  • All materials provided, just bring something to take your artworks home safely.


  • Wheelchair accessible venue
  • All gender bathrooms
  • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
  • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees 
  • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request

Who will be teaching? 

Emilie (she/her) is an artist and educator based
between Melbourne and Marseille (Fr), 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), Making Space (2021) and the
Comic Art Workshop (2021).

Emilie has exhibited her works at FortyFive Downstairs gallery, the
Abbotsford convent, No Vacancy Gallery, Arcade and George Patton
Gallery. In 2021, Emilie opened Couleur in Collingwood, a printmaking studio focusing on DIY, hand-prints, and experimental printmaking. Since 2023, Couleur Studio
has relocated in South of France.

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 2023 she is running Glow Comics Trails festival with
Laneway Learning, celebrating Melbourne’s booming comics scene.

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Photo of Artist’s own wonderful work.

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