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    Illustrating and Folding Secret Art Letters with Emilie (Online)

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    Sending someone a letter? Why not make it a stunning 3D folded letter! Impressive even with simple household materials!

    In this art class, Emilie will teach you how to create fun secret letters with surprisingly easy folding techniques. Learn how to make Infinity Folding Cards and Victorian Puzzle Purses.

    Emilie will not only guide you through the steps to fold out your cards, but we’ll work on the different planes and surfaces of the letters to tell stories, and discover ways to illustrate and decorate it without any fancy drawing skills.

    Bring some third dimension to your paper creation!

    What will we cover?

    Emilie will cover step by step instructions on folding your paper into the Infinity Folding Card and Victorian Puzzle Purse style.

    Then in unfolding the letter, all the different surfaces and how the combine becomes clearer, so you can design and decorate your letter flat and see it come together and align when reassembled.

    Emilie will present the world of folding paper and talk about origamis, zines, and other folding creative projects!

    No experience necessary, and no special materials. Household art supplies are fine!

    What will you need?

    • Paper (anything you have. Thicker paper can be trickier to fold, but the colour less likely to bleed through)
    • Scissors
    • Any sort of coloured art materials you have - textas, pencils, crayons, watercolour, paper collage...
    • Optional: White gelly roll pen (such as Sakura Gelly roll) Black waterproof fineliner (such as UniPin or Sakura Micron). These are both good for writing over paint, watercolours etc.
    • Optional: Ruler to help with strong folds
    • If you speed through the Victorian-style letter, you can try a special concertina letter too!


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    • Discounted Early Bird TicketsFree Tickets for First Nation Attendees
    • 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 Gallery.

    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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