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Billings Estate National Historic Site

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Billings Estate National Historic Site
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 6K1 Canada
613-580-2088 http://www.ottawa.ca/museums

October 2022

Victorian Art of Mourning (Workshop)

October 15 - 18:30 - 20:30
Billings Estate National Historic Site, Billings Estate National Historic Site
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 6K1 Canada
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$70

Learn to make sculptural flower art using hair with artist Cindy Stelmackowich. This workshop will explore Victorian mourning traditions, including hair wreaths and jewelry. While it might seem macabre today, the practice of weaving the hair of a loved one into intricate pieces of art was considered both sentimental and fashionable in the19th century and was part of a wider trend toward public demonstrations of mourning inspired by Queen Victoria. As part of this workshop, participants will use synthetic* hair…

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