Make a Kaleidoscope with Emilie

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Remember the fun of gazing through a colourful kaleidoscope as a kid? 

Come to this class to learn how to create your very own! 

Emilie will teach you how to fabricate a kaleidoscope with recycled materials. From cutting the mirrors to assembling the tube and selecting the colours from colourful beads, you’ll learn all the steps and leave with your own personal kaleidoscope.

Emilie will also cover the history of kaleidoscope and provide you with templates to create more at home!

What will we cover?

In this class, Emilie will walk you through step-by-step on how to make an easy home-made kaleidoscope. You will be provided with all the material and a template to create your custom kaleidoscope, and you’ll leave the class with a finished unique product. You can then use the template to create more at home, with easily sourced materials!

We will learn:

  • How to cut mirror
  • How to make a kaleidoscope chamber
  • How to select your coloured beads to create beautiful patterns
  • How to assemble your kaleidoscope
  • The history of viewing devices
  • How to reproduce the kaleidoscope recipe at home!


    • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
    • Gender Neutral Bathrooms 
    • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
    • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
    • Auslan Interpreted 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 Melbourne.

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

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