Mexican Folk Art ‘Nicho’ Shrine Shadow Box Workshop

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In this three and a half hour workshop students will learn how to design and construct a Nicho shrine shadow box, including painting the base, cutting and colouring tin, decorating using a variety of traditional and pop culture mixed media and creating a collage base picture. As there is no set design students will have complete freedom to create their own one off piece.

No experience necessary, suitable for all skill levels.

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What you will learn
  • Students will learn how to design and construct a Nicho shrine shadow box
  • How to paint the base, cut and colour tin, embellish using a variety of traditional and pop culture mixed media and create a collage base picture
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!
  • A completed shadow box
  • light refreshments and champagne
  • All materials provided with a wide range and colour choice avalable

What to bring
  • Just your enthusiasm
What to wear

Casual (Warning: It might get messy), aprons provided

Appropriate for

Suitable for adults


Aa is for Art

Vendor since 2014

Anna is recognised as one of Australia leading costume jewellery designers. Her work is regularly represented in fashion and bridal publications and parades including Fashion Week. Anna has many commissions from film and theatre companies and has also participated in many group exhibitions. Her design interests have extended from costume to other areas including lead lighting, mosaic, sculpture, printing and fine art techniques, millinery, and metal and theatrical costumes. She also works as a freelance stylist for bridal and fashion photo shoots.

During the last twenty years of running her costume jewellery label ‘Elysian Creations’ she has trained many staff how to craft and assemble costume jewellery, bridal millinery and costumes, and extended this twelve years ago to teaching children and adults how to make jewellery and art and craft creations. See Anna’s work on Instagram @elysiancreations @aaisforart

After many years of working in the fashion industry and becoming a mother of two, Anna’s passion for teaching and sharing her extensive knowledge in jewellery making and art and craft techniques has grown from teaching at schools to running classes and workshops at her own studioAa is for art in Melbourne’s inner west.

She believes everyone has the ability to be creative and with positive encouragement can produce beautiful artwork. She also believes creativity has a calming effect on children and builds confidence through a sense of achievement, she loves inspiring children to push the boundaries of what they think they are capable of to send them to next level.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Aa is for Art requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Aa is for Art to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Aa is for Art or organised by Aa is for Art must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Aa is for Art.


I agree to give Aa is for Art unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Aa is for Art classes and events or on Aa is for Art's premises. (For use of Aa is for Art marketing materials).


Aa is for Art requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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10 August 2017 • Mexican Folk Art ‘Nicho’ Shrine Shadow Box Workshop

I've never worked on this sort of art before so I had no idea what to expect but I was so happy with the entire process. Anna was so patient and super informative and fun. Her knowledge of art and her openness to experimentation was exceptional. I've honestly not had so much fun at a workshop! I'm going to recommend this and other classes she hosts to everyone!