Discover this exciting new trend and see how they fit into your fashion style. Steampunk incorporates DIY upcycling and recycling.
This is a style of design that combines historical elements with anachronistic technological features inspired by science fiction, think back to the 1800s flowing dresses, suits, corsets, top hats and pocket watches. Lots of copper and bronze jewellery and accessories.
Participants will learn skills to hand make original pieces of unique wearable art using predominantly upcycled vintage materials such as watch pieces, dominoes, coins and books. Lots of fun and upcycling to create your look, this would make a great costume accessory for a school performance, Halloween or for your next fancy-dress party.
Meet The Facilitator | Susie Nairn
Susie’s thirty-year career as a qualified Costume Designer/Maker, Production Wardrobe Manager and Set Designer have taken her on an exciting and competitive adventure, working with some of the most talented artists in the world. Her previous work experience and specialists’ skills have been employed in the theatre and entertainment industry both in Australia and the UK. Driven by a passion to create, Susie enjoys all things artistic, she loves collaborating in teams on creative projects that are both challenging and exciting. Susie is also driven by her passion for inspiring young people in this field, to see an Arts pathway explored by young self-motivated and talented young people is exciting. As Production Wardrobe Manager and Costume Designer/Maker for The Royal Opera and The Royal College of Music in London, and the Lyric Theatre @ QPAC in Brisbane as Production Wardrobe Manager, and Australian Ballet and Opera Companies, Susie’s incredibly diverse artistic experiences have impacted on her brilliant intense eye for detail.