Night Life: Design Studio Workshops

Learn about techniques and way of life from the 1920s to 1930s during a specialist workshop

Learn about techniques and way of life from the 1920s to 1930s with these magnificent design workshops in the Stables at Rippon Lea.

Workshops run on select Sundays from June to July, with a session at 11am or 2pm. Ticket includes entrance to the Night Life exhibition.

Please see below for all workshops and details.

 

WORKSHOPS

 

Sunday 18 June with Fabulous Fashion

11am- Thread Den: Glitz and Glam Headbands

While hats prevailed during the day, as the sun went down women showcased their daring new bobbed hairstyles with beaded, feathered and glitzy headbands. In this workshop we’ll take inspiration from the evening bandeaus that became terribly fashionable after the discovery of King Tut’s tomb in 1924.

The triangular shape frames the face and draws the eye to the peak adorned with peacock feathers.  To ensure your headband will fit over any hairstyle, elastics will be used to tie-off the ends. Over 2 hours, participants will be guided by the ladies of Thread Den to hand sew headbands, with stunning trims, a feather or two, beads and sequins.  All the tools, threads and supplies are provided for you. Bring along a broach or an earring that has long ago lost its partner that will make the perfect statement piece for your evening bandeau.

Ticket: $100 (per person)

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Sunday 2 July with Make Do & Mend

11am- Thread Den: Understanding and Using Vintage Sewing Patterns

After flooding your senses with the fashions of Night Life you won’t be able walk past vintage sewing patterns. The ladies of Thread Den absolutely adore vintage sewing patterns, vintage styling and sewing from vintage sewing patterns. We’ll talk about where to source vintage sewing patterns, how to read the pattern envelopes and understanding vintage sizing.  Learn the markings, or lack thereof on vintage sewing pattern pieces. How to protect your patterns and how to use vintage pattern pieces and the basic order of construction and other things that the sewing pattern companies assumed that every lady knew.

Ticket: $40 (per person)

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Sunday 9 July with Lettering & Design

2pm – Art Deco Style with Maria Montes

Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress. It featured rare and expensive materials, such as ebony and ivory, and exquisite craftsmanship.

In this 2-hour workshop we’ll be using a fat pen to write art deco inspired letterforms. We’ll be looking at decorative visual arts, architecture, fashion and design from 1920s to 1930s.

All paper, ink, guidelines, calligraphy pens and brushes are included.

Ticket: $85 (per person)

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Sunday 23 July with The Lindy Charm School for Girls

11am- Old Hollywood Glamour Hair Styles

Want that screen goddess glamour hair style to suit your face, hair type and intended outfit or occasion, then this workshop is for you. Miss Chrissy from The Lindy Charm School for Girls will show you simple tricks to achieve those iconic looks of the 1920’s – Faux Bobs, Pin Curls, Kiss Curls and simple waves that you can create at home.

Note: Please bring bobby pins (grips), stand up mirror, teasing comb, hairspray and hair bands/accessories, or you can purchase these and setting lotion from The Lindy Charm School on the day. Please also bring your head pieces ladies! We show you how to weave your locks around your hair accessories.

Ticket: $80 (per person)

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2pm- 1920s Makeup: Face in Time…

Fuelled by the suffragette movement and the advent of the modern women, the 1920’s marked a resurgence in the use of makeup for women.  Step on to the silver screen with us and we will guide you through the iconic looks of the Old Hollywood Glamour of the silent era through to the talkies so you will be ready for your close at any time.

Note: Please bring a stand up mirror and your make up from home.

Ticket: $80 (per person)

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Sunday 30 July with The Lindy Charm School for Girls

11am- Curls, Waves & All That Jazz

Want to find a hair style to suit your face, outfit and occasion?  Learn how to style your hair with curly coifs, soft waves, brush outs and centre parts. All of these 30’s looks are achievable by all, so come along and let Miss Chrissy from the Lindy Charm School show you how.

Note: Please bring bobby pins (grips), stand up mirror, teasing comb, hairspray and hair bands/accessories, or you can purchase these and setting lotion from The Lindy Charm School on the day.

Tickets: $80 (per person)

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2pm- Kiss & Makeup

With the Crash of 29 dividing rich and poor more than ever and with war looming, the 30’s brought with them some dark days ahead… This called for some clever escapism from the doom and gloom. Hollywood sprang into action churning out some of the most famous screen goddesses in history.  Women flocked to the cinema then the makeup counter especially after the release of the first technicolour movie: “Gone with the Wind” in which Max Factor showcased his pancake makeup. Let us take you on a journey with changing colours and applications of the 1930’s face.

Note: Please bring a stand up mirror and your make up from home.

Tickets: $80 (per person)

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Please note all materials are provided unless mentioned otherwise.

 

A design workshop ticket also includes entrance to the Night Life exhibition.

Rippon Lea House and Gardens - Planning your visit

Address:

192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick 3185 VIC

Phone:
0468 308 661 or call Bookings Office on (03) 9656 9889 Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm.
Email:
ripponlea@nattrust.com.au
Website:
http://www.ripponleaestate.com.au/

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