Japanese Woodblock Printing with Emilie

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Come and discover printmaking with Emilie! Woodblock printing is one of the oldest printmaking techniques and it’s a simple way to make unique and replicable prints! 

In this class, Emilie will teach you everything to get started with block printmaking with the traditional technique of Japanese woodblock. You will learn to design for print, carve, ink and print your first limited edition of print. Through a hands-on approach, you’ll learn the basic principles of printmaking and gain autonomy.

Woodblock is the perfect material to discover relief printmaking and learn to create beautiful hand-prints. Emilie’s classes are fun, engaging and adapted to your level! Complete beginners welcome – no drawing skills required!

What will we cover?

In this class, you will learn all you need to know to make your first Japanese Woodblock Print and take home a limited edition print of your own design (signed by the artist of course!). This includes:

  • A fun introduction to the basics of block printmaking and history of woodblock printing
  • Instruction and demonstration of everything you need to start printing in autonomy
  • Creating your own limited edition of prints and your carved block to take home and print more

If you have a particular image in mind, you can bring some photos or preparatory drawings. No worries if you don’t – we’ll help you work on your design as well!


  • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
  • Cheaper Early Bird Tickets
  • 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

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: Teacher’s own work.

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