Watercolours for Beginners – The Night Sky with Emilie (Online)

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In this class you will create your own unique galaxy… with watercolours! Get lost in the stars end enjoy a relaxing and mindful painting class.

Learn how to play with the fluidity of watercolours and mix tones together to create a beautiful cloudy galaxy. Add some stars, constellations or other celestial bodies of your choice. You will each create your own personal watercolour to take home and leave with the skill to create some more at home!

This class is absolutely beginner friendly!

What will we cover?

This beginner’s painting class you will learn:

  • The materials for watercolour
  • The basics of painting with watercolours : wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques
  • Composing and choosing your own colour palette.

What will I need?

  • Watercolour paper (or any thick paper)
  • Watercolour paints
  • Brushes, water jar, paper towel or rags

Optional: White paint (gouache, acrylic. Even the white of your watercolour set can do), an old toothbrush or a brittle paint brush, Masking tape/washi tape, white gelly roll pen (such as Sakura Gelly roll)


  • Closed Captions
  • 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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Photo of Artist’s own work

Questions about the class or other ways we can assist with accessibility? Just email Maddy (she/her) at