Release the Diva!

Make your own theatrical feather headdress.

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Have you always wanted a theatrical feather headdress, well this is the class for you. In this four hour workshop students will be shown everything they need to know from design to construction to create a professional finish. Beginning with making the base from thermoplastic and bonding lace fabric, how to dye fabric and feathers. How the cut and shape feathers and create metal flowers from tin and how to colour. Then how to construct the piece using heat and a glue gun, and finally embellishing with a variety of beautiful vintage and new jewels, beads and metal components. This class is suitable for complete beginners to those with some experience. All materials provided.

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What you will learn
  • How to design and construct a headpiece.
  • How to dye lace and feathers.
  • How to embellish using metal, jewels and beads.
What you will get
  • A completed feather headdress and velvet head.
  • Afternoon tea.
  • Millinery skills.

What to bring
  • Just yourself.
What to wear

Casual. It might get messy. Aprons provided.

Appropriate for

Adults 18+


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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