24 May 2011 SCRAP Workshop: Fascinator Hats w/ Aiko Lanier Cuneo
They’re all the rage since the Royal wedding! Join us and catch the craze for these fanciful accouterments.
A fascinator is a slightly-to-very frivolous headpiece or tiny hat typically made with feathers, flowers, beads, and lace. Aiko has lead numerous hat-making workshops all over the bay area. After seeing Princess Beatrice’s outrageous fascinator worn for the royal wedding, she was inspired to take a trip to SCRAP, the perfect resource to find the supplies to design and make her version of a fascinator. Aiko will show participants how to select materials and design and construct their own fascinators with a SCRAP twist. After a brief presentation, participants will be able to peruse the aisles of SCRAP to find all manner of materials to include in their fanciful creations. Everyone will leave with at least one finished fascinator that can be worn “to the next summer wedding, tea party, birthday party, luncheon, or just a fun ride in a convertible”!
About Aiko –
“I have been an artist in schools for over 30 years, encouraging students to experiment, solve problems, and work collaboratively. I also teach family art workshops, classes for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and Ruth’s Table at Bethany Center. I want all my students to know that making art gives them another way to express themselves and the freedom to make choices as they use new mediums and learn different techniques. I want them to be inspired by the challenge of repurposing and reusing materials in new ways. From paper to pine cones, the variety and ever changing materials found at SCRAP ask “What can you do with a material like me?”