Intro to Woodblock Printmaking with Emilie

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What’s it all about?

Woodblock printing is one of the oldest printing techniques used for artistic expression. It is a simple way to make unique and replicable prints. This workshop will teach you how to make your first woodblock print, from carving the wood board, to hand printing an edition of your work.

Join Emilie for a fun session exploring this technique and create your own unique woodblock print. Just for fun, or ideal for that personalised gift of Christmas cards or event season postcards to send to friends and family.

What will we cover?

If you have an idea or an image you would like to work on, feel free to bring reference photos or a drawing.

  • During this class, we will guide you through a step-by-step creative process.
  • Upon completion, you will walk away with your own custom (reusable) woodblock and a couple of woodblock prints.

Emilie WalshWho will be teaching?

Emilie Walsh is a French-born, Melbourne-based artist and maker, currently finishing her PhD at the Victorian College of the Arts. Since 2014, Emilie has been developing her art practice, working with a range of media, from video to printmaking and 3D printing.

Emilie is also a comic book artist. She self-published her first graphic novel in 2018 with Tree Paper Comics. Emilie’s illustrations have also appeared in The Lifted Brow.