Printing with a Press with Emilie

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Printmaking is a fun and accessible art form, but the main difficulty beginners encounter is access to a press! KANGA PRESS is a new 100% Australian made printmaking press and Emilie is offering a one-off curriculum to learn to use it for block printmaking (linocut, woodblock, etc).

No experience necessary! Come and join this fun beginner class and create your first edition of prints with a press!

What we will cover?

Emilie will guide you through the design process and you will learn to come up with easy designs for print. You think you can’t draw? No worries, Printmaking is for you! Block printmaking works well with simple, bold designs, and is a very accessible art form for complete beginners. 

You’ll learn to carve your own 10 x 10 cm block with your own unique design. Emilie will then teach you to ink and print with the Kanga Press. Leave with your own mini editions of 3 prints on printmaking paper, freshly printed with the press!


  • 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 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 ran the Glow Comics Trails festival with
Laneway Learning, celebrating Melbourne’s booming comics scene.

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