Calling all escape artists!
It is Black Chalk Collective's mission - NAY, SOLE PURPOSE ON PLANET EARTH - to help you escape from the craziness of your 9-5, your demanding household and family duties, your school pressures - or whatever it is in life draining you of creative freedom, and keeping you from the magical, peaceful land of 'me-time'.
Why? Cos I was once that exhausted cubicle worker in the corporate world! I know what it feels like to have your soul-sucked, be a cog in the machine, and not have any way to express yourself. Art found me at a time when I needed it most, and now I'm here to help it find you!
As your self-appointed Chief Escape Artist, I, Emma am here to provide you with plenty of fun and arty things to get your creative juices flowing (...in the least gross way possible), and spending time doing something enjoyable and rewarding for YOU.
So take a look around! I've got lots of good stuff - from an online watercolour school, a digital bi-monthly lettering magazine, a range of artist-grade handmade watercolours - and even a book for those of you who learn best with instructions in your hands!
Take your pick, and take a break! Look forward to making some magic with you.
ONLINE WATERCOLOUR SCHOOL
Do you like sound of learning watercolour from the comfort of your own home and with optional pants? Perfect! Check out 'Palettiquette' (palette + ettiquette) my online watercolour school.
Palettiquette started with a free Colour Theory 101 class in January 2018 (which you can take any time you like - and learn to paint this bad ass colour chart from 3 colours!), and now has new topics each month.
The focus of the school is to provide bite-sized, accessible classes that don't require infinity art supplies - just a brush, paper and 3 primary colours.
THE WATERCOLOUR FACTORY
Like a chocolate factory, but for paint! In my quest to make watercolour The Most Straight-Forward And Accessible Art Form Ever (and further enable Escape Artists everywhere), I decided to go one step further than just teaching watercolour - and create my own line of paints!
The Watercolour Factory paints are all handmade by me from my Melbourne studio and pack a BIG punch when it comes to colour. Aside from being offensively pigmented, TWF paints are high-quality artist-grade, and contain no unnecessary fillers.
Having insider knowledge on how watercolour is made not only gives me Mad Street Cred, but it means as a teacher, I can help you problem-solve your way around watercolour roadblocks even more effectively.
Penultimate Mag (or Penultz, as we affectionately refer to her as), is a fully digital magazine curated FOR lettering artists, BY lettering artists. There are 10 of us that get together each edition and jam-pack it full of helpful articles, projects and advice!
Penultz has been around since 2017 and is released on a bi-monthly basis, with a new lettery topic each edition to help you improve your skills, keep up to date with news, product reviews, ideas - and to hear from a tonne of inspirational artists.
Since moving to a fully digital platform, we now also have great video content to go along with the downloadable mag!
BRUSH LETTERING FROM A TO Z - THE BOOK!
Aw, yeah! I am proud as punch to introduce you to my first published book, ‘Brush Lettering from A to Z: A fun and comprehensive guide to creating modern calligraphy with a brush pen’.
I have literally poured my heart and soul into creating a book that would take even the most beginner of beginners to Pen Wizard in no time. This book covers topics I teach in beginner workshops, intermediate workshops – and even beyond that! So no matter where you are in your lettering journey, you will get something out of this! Even if it’s a few cheap laughs at my lame, lame jokes.