Emma Block Illustration
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Workshops

I teach modern watercolour and brush lettering workshops. I teach one-to-one classes from my home studio and have worked with brands including Etsy and Stylist Magazine to provide workshops for promotional and corporate events. To book me for a talk or workshop please email me at hello@emmablock.co.uk.

Emma teaches modern watercolour and brush lettering workshops, and talk about illustration and social media. She teaches one-to-one classes from her home studio and can teach private classes for small groups. She has worked with brands including Etsy, Pinterest and Stylist Magazine to provide workshops for special events. To book Emma for a talk or workshop please email hello@emmablock.co.uk.

emma block watercolour workshop
emma block watercolour workshop
emma block watercolour workshop

One on One Sessions

As well as teaching group classes and workshops Emma is available for one on one mentoring. Prices start from £150 an hour and the session can take place in person in North London, or via Skype. The session includes a detailed overview of your website and social media presence, with suggestions for improvements and changes that could be made, help realising which areas of illustration your work might be best suited to and advice on growing your business and where to focus your time and energy. It includes initial email consultation and a follow-up email. Email hello@emmablock.co.uk for more details and to book a session.

Testimonial from Emma Thistleton Art:

"Brilliant, worth every penny, one-to-one business mentoring session with the uber talented Emma Block. Thank you Emma, so excited about next steps for my art business."

 
Beginners Gouache Workshop
Oct
21
1:30 PM13:30

Beginners Gouache Workshop

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This Beginner's Gouache Workshop is taught by illustrator Emma Block. The workshop will focus on developing skills and applying techniques allowing you to grow in confidence and start to develop your own style. The workshop will start with a demonstration allowing you to become familiar with the unique properties of gouache and different effects that can be created. You'll then have plenty of time to practice mixing colours, experimenting paint effects and build confidence using the medium. In the second half of the workshop we'll move onto sketching from life and composing a piece, using the techniques we've learnt and thinking about composition and colour palette.

*You will be given a complete set of materials which you can take away after class, including guide sheets, paper, a brush, a palette and a set Windsor and Newton Gouache worth RRP £40.

* We'll start with colour theory, colour mixing and exercises to practice making simple shapes and brush strokes.

* You'll then work on a final piece, sketching and painting from life, with plenty of hands on guidance and encouragement from the tutor. By the end of the workshop you'll be well on your way to developing your own unique painting style.

Light refreshments and all necessary materials are provided.

Unfortunately classes are non refundable. Swapping workshop dates is at the discretion of the organizer. If you need to rearrange a class please get in touch as early as possible.

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Introduction to Watercolours Workshop
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Introduction to Watercolours Workshop

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The workshop will focus on developing skills and applying techniques allowing you to grow in confidence and start to develop your own style. This workshop is appropriate for both total begingers and those with some watercolour experience.The workshop will start with a colour mixing demonstration allowing you to become familiar with the paint and different effects that can be created. Then you'll learn how simple brush strokes can be used to create leaves, flowers and stems and how these can be ranged to create floral motifs.

*You will be given a complete set of materials which you can take away after class, including guide sheets, paper, brushes and a set of Windsor and Newton watercolours.

* We'll start with colour theory, colour mixing and exercises to practice making simple shapes and brush strokes.

* You'll then work on a final piece, sketching and painting from life, with plenty of hands on guidance and encouragement from the tutor. By the end of the workshop you'll be well on your way to developing your own unique watercolour style.

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 Introduction to Watercolours Workshop
Nov
25
1:30 AM01:30

Introduction to Watercolours Workshop

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The workshop will focus on developing skills and applying techniques allowing you to grow in confidence and start to develop your own style. This workshop is appropriate for both total beginners and those with some watercolour experience.The workshop will start with a colour mixing demonstration allowing you to become familiar with the paint and different effects that can be created. Then you'll learn how simple brush strokes can be used to create leaves, flowers and stems and how these can be ranged to create floral motifs.

*You will be given a complete set of materials which you can take away after class, including guide sheets, paper, brushes and a set of Windsor and Newton watercolours.

* We'll start with colour theory, colour mixing and exercises to practice making simple shapes and brush strokes.

* You'll then work on a final piece, sketching and painting from life, with plenty of hands on guidance and encouragement from the tutor. By the end of the workshop you'll be well on your way to developing your own unique watercolour style.

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Introduction to Watercolours Workshop
Sep
9
1:30 PM13:30

Introduction to Watercolours Workshop

SOLD OUT

The workshop will focus on developing skills and applying techniques allowing you to grow in confidence and start to develop your own style. This workshop is appropriate for both total begingers and those with some watercolour experience.The workshop will start with a colour mixing demonstration allowing you to become familiar with the paint and different effects that can be created. Then you'll learn how simple brush strokes can be used to create leaves, flowers and stems and how these can be ranged to create floral motifs.

*You will be given a complete set of materials which you can take away after class, including guide sheets, paper, brushes and a set of Windsor and Newton watercolours.

* We'll start with colour theory, colour mixing and exercises to practice making simple shapes and brush strokes.

* You'll then work on a final piece, sketching and painting from life, with plenty of hands on guidance and encouragement from the tutor. By the end of the workshop you'll be well on your way to developing your own unique watercolour style.

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Blognic 2018
Aug
4
12:00 AM00:00

Blognic 2018

On Saturday the 4th of August I will be hosting an afternoon of networking and creative conversation in Regents Park with Zeena Shah and Papermash.

To join us register for a free ticket. We'll share the exact location details nearer the time. Bring a blanket and some picnic food to share.

 

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Introduction to Watercolours Workshop
Jul
29
1:30 PM13:30

Introduction to Watercolours Workshop

SOLD OUT

The workshop will focus on developing skills and applying techniques allowing you to grow in confidence and start to develop your own style. This workshop is appropriate for both total beginners and those with some watercolour experience. The workshop will start with a colour mixing demonstration allowing you to become familiar with the paint and different effects that can be created. Then you'll learn how simple brush strokes can be used to create leaves, flowers and stems and how these can be ranged to create floral motifs.

*You will be given a complete set of materials which you can take away after class, including guide sheets, paper, brushes and a set of Windsor and Newton watercolours.

* We'll start with colour theory, colour mixing and exercises to practice making simple shapes and brush strokes.

* You'll then work on a final piece, sketching and painting from life, with plenty of hands on guidance and encouragement from the tutor. By the end of the workshop you'll be well on your way to developing your own unique watercolour style.

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Brush Lettering Workshop
Jul
2
6:30 PM18:30

Brush Lettering Workshop

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This class is perfect for both beginners and for those who have already some brush lettering experience but would like add to their skills.

*You will be given a complete set of materials to use during the class, including guide sheets, paper, a brush and a palette and paint.

*I will introduce contemporary brush lettering and the many ways you can use it.

*We'll start with exercises to practice making shapes and brush strokes. You'll then practice writing the alphabet, words and phrases with plenty of help and guidance on hand. We will practice how you can use watercolours to create a range of effects including ombre and rainbow lettering.

*By the end of the workshop you'll be well on your way to developing your own unique brush lettering style, and will leave with a framable piece of artwork.

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Beginners Gouache Workshop
Jun
24
1:30 PM13:30

Beginners Gouache Workshop

SOLD OUT

This Beginner's Gouache Workshop is taught by illustrator Emma Block. The workshop will focus on developing skills and applying techniques allowing you to grow in confidence and start to develop your own style. The workshop will start with a demonstration allowing you to become familiar with the unique properties of gouache and different effects that can be created. You'll then have plenty of time to practice mixing colours, experimenting paint effects and build confidence using the medium. In the second half of the workshop we'll move onto sketching from life and composing a piece, using the techniques we've learnt and thinking about composition and colour palette.

*You will be given a complete set of materials which you can take away after class, including guide sheets, paper, a brush and a set Windsor and Newton Gouache worth RRP £40.

* We'll start with colour theory, colour mixing and exercises to practice making simple shapes and brush strokes.

* You'll then work on a final piece, sketching and painting from life, with plenty of hands on guidance and encouragement from the tutor. By the end of the workshop you'll be well on your way to developing your own unique painting style.

Light refreshments and all necessary materials are provided.

Unfortunately classes are non refundable. Swapping workshop dates is at the discretion of the organizer. If you need to rearrange a class please get in touch as early as possible.

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Brush Lettering Workshop
Jun
13
10:30 AM10:30

Brush Lettering Workshop

BUY TICKETS HERE

This class starts from the very beginning so don't worry if you're an absolute beginner.

*You will be given a complete set of materials which you can take away after class, including guide sheets, a brush and a pot of indian ink.

*I will introduce contemporary brush lettering and the many ways you can use it.

*We'll start with exercises to practice making shapes and brush strokes. You'll then practice writing the alphabet, words and phrases with plenty of help and guidance on hand

*By the end of the workshop you'll be well on your way to developing your own unique brush lettering style.

*I will finish with a demo of how you can photograph and edit your brush lettering using just your iPhone to create a piece of digital artwork.

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Watercolour Wreaths with Papier and Anthropologie
May
10
6:30 AM06:30

Watercolour Wreaths with Papier and Anthropologie

SOLD OUT

Emma will be teaching an exclusive watercolour workshop at Anthropologie in asociation with Papier. Guests will learn how to paint a floral wreath in the inspiring surroundings of the Papier Wild Paper Meadow—designed for Anthropologie’s Kings Road gallery space to celebrate the upcoming Chelsea Flower Show. After receiving Emma’s tips for deft brush strokes, students will take away watercolour paints and instructions to continue their painting journey.

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Instagram for Creatives
Jan
24
2:30 PM14:30

Instagram for Creatives

  • 29 Charlotte Road London, England, EC2A 3PF United Kingdom (map)
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A brand new workshop aimed at creative small business owners to help them get the most out of Instagram. Instagram is an incredibly powerful tool for marketing your business, and it's free, you just need to know how to get the most out of it. The goal of this workshop is not to aim for huge numbers of followers and likes, but aim for an Instagram account that supports your business and helps it grow.

This seminar will cover growing your audience and increasing engagement, as well as telling the story of your brand visually and helping to refocusing your goals for Instagram.

This workshop will include a two hour talk by me, with an accompanying slideshow, and a chance for questions and networking at the end. Workshop guide sheets will be provided, summarising some of the main points with sections for you to fill in with your goals and to track your progress. Refreshments will be provided.

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Brush Lettering Workshop
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Brush Lettering Workshop

BUY TICKETS HERE

This class starts from the very beginning so don't worry if you're an absolute beginner.

*You will be given a complete set of materials which you can take away after class, including guide sheets, a brush and a pot of indian ink.

*I will introduce contemporary brush lettering and the many ways you can use it.

*We'll start with exercises to practice making shapes and brush strokes. You'll then practice writing the alphabet, words and phrases with plenty of help and guidance on hand

*By the end of the workshop you'll be well on your way to developing your own unique brush lettering style.

*I will finish with a demo of how you can photograph and edit your brush lettering using just your iPhone to create a piece of digital artwork.

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Bauble Painting Workshop at Battersea Power Station
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Bauble Painting Workshop at Battersea Power Station

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Join Emma Block for a fun workshop learning how to paint ceramic Christmas baubles. The workshop will cover basic lettering and painting techniques and how best to apply them to ceramic baubles. Each person will get a set of three ceramic baubles to take home, and all the materials you need will be provided. Emma will be on hand to offer guidance and encouragement.

There are two time slots available. 1 pm to 3:30 pm and 3 pm to 4:30 pm. Tickets available on the Battersea Power Station website

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Brush Lettering Workshop
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

Brush Lettering Workshop

SOLD OUT

This class starts from the very beginning so don't worry if you're an absolute beginner.

*You will be given a complete set of materials which you can take away after class, including guide sheets, a brush and a pot of indian ink.

*I will introduce contemporary brush lettering and the many ways you can use it.

*We'll start with exercises to practice making shapes and brush strokes. You'll then practice writing the alphabet, words and phrases with plenty of help and guidance on hand

*By the end of the workshop you'll be well on your way to developing your own unique brush lettering style.

*I will finish with a demo of how you can photograph and edit your brush lettering using just your iPhone to create a piece of digital artwork

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Watercolour Wreath Workshop
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Watercolour Wreath Workshop

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This Watercolour Wreath Workshop is taught by illustrator Emma Block. This workshop focuses on creating beautiful watercolour wreaths, perfect for calligraphers, brides to be, or anyone with a love of stationery.

The workshop will focus on developing skills and applying techniques allowing you to grow in confidence and start to develop your own style. The workshop will start with a colour mixing demonstration allowing you to become familiar with the paint and different effects that can be created. Then you'll learn how simple brush strokes can be used to create leaves, flowers and stems and how these can be ranged to create floral motifs.

*You will be given a complete set of materials which you can take away after class, including guide sheets, paper, brushes and a set of Windsor and Newton watercolours.

* We'll start with colour theory, colour mixing and exercises to practice making simple shapes and brush strokes.

*We will cover composition and how to make a wreath feel balanced. I will demonstrate how to build up the elements of the wreath gradually to create a beautiful flowing design.

* You'll then work on a wreath as a final piece, with plenty of hands on guidance and encouragement from the tutor. By the end of the workshop you'll be well on your way to developing your own unique watercolour style.

Light refreshments and all necessary materials are provided.

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Watercolour Wreath Workshop
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Watercolour Wreath Workshop

BUY TICKETS HERE

This Watercolour Wreath Workshop is taught by illustrator Emma Block. This workshop focuses on creating beautiful watercolour wreaths, perfect for calligraphers, brides to be, or anyone with a love of stationery.

The workshop will focus on developing skills and applying techniques allowing you to grow in confidence and start to develop your own style. The workshop will start with a colour mixing demonstration allowing you to become familiar with the paint and different effects that can be created. Then you'll learn how simple brush strokes can be used to create leaves, flowers and stems and how these can be ranged to create floral motifs.

*You will be given a complete set of materials which you can take away after class, including guide sheets, paper, brushes and a set of Windsor and Newton watercolours.

* We'll start with colour theory, colour mixing and exercises to practice making simple shapes and brush strokes.

*We will cover composition and how to make a wreath feel balanced. I will demonstrate how to build up the elements of the wreath gradually to create a beautiful flowing design.

* You'll then work on a wreath as a final piece, with plenty of hands on guidance and encouragement from the tutor. By the end of the workshop you'll be well on your way to developing your own unique watercolour style.

Light refreshments and all necessary materials are provided.

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Watercolour Brush Lettering Workshop
Jul
27
6:30 PM18:30

Watercolour Brush Lettering Workshop

BUY TICKETS HERE

This class is perfect for both beginners and for those who have already some brush lettering experience but would like add to their skills.

*You will be given a complete set of materials to use during the class, including guide sheets, paper, a brush and a palette and paint.

*I will introduce contemporary brush lettering and the many ways you can use it.

*We'll start with exercises to practice making shapes and brush strokes. You'll then practice writing the alphabet, words and phrases with plenty of help and guidance on hand. We will practice how you can use watercolours to create a range of effects including ombre and rainbow lettering.

*By the end of the workshop you'll be well on your way to developing your own unique brush lettering style, and will leave with a framable piece of artwork.

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Brush Lettering Workshop
Apr
19
6:30 AM06:30

Brush Lettering Workshop

SOLD OUT

This class starts from the very beginning so don't worry if you're an absolute beginner.

*You will be given a complete set of materials which you can take away after class, including guide sheets, a brush and a pot of indian ink.

*I will introduce contemporary brush lettering and the many ways you can use it.

*We'll start with exercises to practice making shapes and brush strokes. You'll then practice writing the alphabet, words and phrases with plenty of help and guidance on hand

*By the end of the workshop you'll be well on your way to developing your own unique brush lettering style.

*I will finish with a demo of how you can photograph and edit your brush lettering using just your iPhone to create a piece of digital artwork.

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