Over four hours students will learn how create a design to be painted on their leather pouch and then transfer that design to their handmade pouch using paints designed specifically to be used on leather. Students will not only take home their own painted pouch but will have all the skills necessary to start turning all their accessories into real statement pieces.
Small classes are held in the SARAH CONNERS Melbourne studio.
This is a great workshop for people looking to embellish their own bags or develop their painting and illustration skills in new materials. Skills learnt in this workshop are easily transferable to a home environment as no special equipment is required.
- How create a design to be painted on a leather pouch
- How to transfer that design to their pouch using paints designed specifically to be used on leather.
- All materials and equipment are supplied.
- A SARAH CONNERS leather STUDIO pouch (RRP $325.00) painted by the student.
- Equipment/Supplier List and instructions.
- Bring an apron or coverup with you in case of any paint spills
This is a great workshop for people looking to embellish their own bags or develop their painting and illustration skills in new materials.
Vendor since 2018
SARAH CONNERS is an Australian-made artisan accessory brand, globally inspired and locally designed and crafted by hand in Melbourne, Australia. We feature beautiful, simple pieces for women who know their own style and are confident in their choices.
Women choose SARAH CONNERS accessories because they are statement pieces, practical yet beautiful, that complete their wardrobe and enhance their personal style. Stylists love SARAH CONNERS products for offering a bespoke, ethical and completely customisable wardrobe solution that is personalised for their clients; professional women.
SARAH CONNERS accessories are ethically and sustainably created from design to manufacture, right in the heart of Melbourne.
A message from Sarah
I have a strong passion for ethical manufacturing practices and sustainable products that are not driven by trends, that last beyond the fashion seasons and cycles. I believe design is a means to enhance womens’ lives, their wardrobe and their style. And hence, SARAH CONNERS the label.
I’ve always been drawn to fashion and style. I’m fascinated by the link between personal style and self-expression. My career in accessories started as a Milliner, working as the Melbourne Theatre Company Milliner for several seasons, as well as in the fashion sector. My Millinery journey took me to London, where again I blended fashion and theatre and worked with the Royal Milliners.
Creating leather bags was a somewhat gradual process for me- I loved working with leather and exploring the techniques used in making bags. I didn’t want to just be a designer of bags; I also wanted to make things, literally with my own two hands. I almost haunted Melbourne’s last two bag workshops to learn the craft of centuries which, sadly, felt like a dying art. I successfully applied for a grant to travel to Italy to visit some of the world’s most prestigious leather bag manufacturers, and learnt from the best of the best leather artisans practicing their craft. One thing that stood out to me in the Italian approach was that of deliberation, of consideration, not dissimilar to Italy’s slow food movement. Pieces created by the artisans are considered essentials to their recipients’ wardrobes and lifestyles for years; the antithesis of fast fashion.
I love working with women who are seeking out a statement piece that has been crafted by hand in my Hawthorn studio. I offer women an opportunity to create a customised solution to create their perfect bag, tailored to their personal style. Every SARAH CONNERS piece is unique and undiscovered, perhaps slightly quirky,and always stylish.
I launched Sarah Conners with a clear vision:
to create beautiful, practical and simple pieces for remarkable women that reflect their personal style, and to bring everyday luxury to their wardrobes and their lives.
SARAH CONNERS is an Australian-made brand, accredited through Ethical Clothing Australia. All pieces are ethically made in Hawthorn Victoria and are available in store or online.
STUDIO & STORE
604 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East, Melbourne
On occasion, we are forced to cancel a class due to low booking numbers. We really don't like to do this as I love to teach people how to create great accessories, but if we don't cover our costs we can't run the class. In instances where we must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit for a replacement class or a refund as required.
There are no refunds due to change of mind.
Cancellations of Bookings Policy
- If you provide notice seven or more days prior to the start of your course, you will need to pay an administration fee of $10.
- Cancellations or changes made with less than seven days notice before the start of a course, will forfeit 50% of the paid class fee.
- Cancellations or changes made less than 48 hours prior to class commencement will forfeit the full course fee paid.
Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.