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 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.
Image teachers own work
Have a question or other ways we can assist with accessibility? Feel free to email Maddy (she/her) at firstname.lastname@example.org.