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Workshop: Victorian Holiday Hair Art


Did you know that the Victorians created hair art for more than just remembering passed loved ones? Hair was used to honor and celebrate friends and family, both living and deceseased, near and far. Hair would be collected and used to make art pieces in the form of stylized family trees, jewelry, and home decor pieces.

During this workshop, you will learn how to make some traditional hair art shapes using to create your own Victorian style hair art. In the end, you’ll take home a beautiful ornament ready to be hung on your Christmas tree or used to decorate your home year round!

All supplies are included in your workshop fee. Hair will be provided for you to use. If you would like to bring your own hair to use, you are welcome to do so, and we suggest hair strands be at least 12 inches for best results.

WORKSHOP LEADER: Leading this workshop is Clary McCory, a seamstress and enthusiast of Victorian handcrafts. Clary holds a BFA in Costume Design and Fashion History. She has been learning the practice of hair art since 2018, and currently runs a jewelry business with a focus on embroidered memorial lockets inspired by the Victorian era.

Fee: $45/$40 members. Includes all supplies. Members, please contact us for your member discount code before registering.


COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: Per Alameda County’s Public Health guidelines, all visitors are required to wear a face covering while inside Camron-Stanford House. Visitors will not be allowed to participate without a face mask, no exceptions. Workshop is purposefully limited to a small group to give attendees a safe space to learn, work, and enjoy during the workshop.

REFUND POLICY: If you are no longer able to attend this workshop, please lst us know right away. Refunds will be provided if cancellations take place at least 48 hours prior to workshop. No refunds will be given for cancellations within 48 hours.

(Image courtesy of Clary McCoy)

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Holiday Open House

Our annual Holiday Open House is back for 2021! Enjoy complimentary admission to Camron-Stanford House, and sip on complimentary hot coco on our veranda (weather permitting). Mark your calendars, and get ready to celebrate the holidays with us!

Explore our new holiday exhibit, “A Very Victorian Christmas,” wander our rooms decorated with plenty of holiday cheer, enjoy a fun holiday craft, or simply enjoy a warm beverage on the veranda as you take in the views of Lake Merritt. All are welcome, and admission is free!

Open 4:00pm-7:00pm.


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