Moksha Arts Collective presents:
Crown Yourself: Headdress Workshop with Ka Amorastreya
Miami, FL, March 10th, 11AM-7PM, & March 11th, 12PM-7PM
Kathryn June “Ka” Amorastreya is a founding director of the Visionary Arts Foundation, a faculty member of the Visionary Arts Academy, and her designs have been featured in multiple publications including US Elle, Paris Vogue, Dark Beauty magazines, and the Rolling Stone online magazine.
Join us for this two-day intensive workshop, as we liberate the beauty and magic within, by expressing your unique and powerful qualities through creating your own headdress, and crowning your self, queen or king, of your own world. Make new friends, enjoy immersing yourself into a creative environment, and bring home a fantastic work of wearable art that you made!
To wear a crown, or a headdress, has long been a symbol of authority, sovereignty and divinity. Throughout the ages, and around the world, headdresses have been worn by deities, royalty, rulers, shamans, and ceremonialists, to indicate their divine nature and connection to God. While this is still true today, headdresses have also been revived as a celebratory expression, worn for festive occasions and artistic statement. This workshop is a great opportunity to embody the archetypes of your soul who are longing to be expressed.
We will begin with a multicultural exploration of how headdresses have been made and worn in the past and into the present, as Ka will offer a 90 minute presentation and slide show, full of stunning images of headdresses from all over the world. Ka will share her personal journey, process and philosophy with this art form, as well as the numerous materials and techniques that can be applied within this creative practice. Seeing the vast variety of materials, styles and possibilities will inspire your imagination, and help you envision the crown you will make. We will also discuss cultural appropriation, and how to make a headdress with awareness to cultural sensitivities. Ka will share some techniques and tips she has learned to help guide your process, and will hold a brief Q&A.
As you construct your headdress, Ka will be at hand to advise and assist the process, offer help with technique and design, and answer any questions you may have. There will be various demonstrations throughout the weekend, including the use of thermoplastics, feather work, structural support, and more.
After the completion of our headdresses, each participant will have an opportunity to show off their unique creation and share their experiences. We will also set up a mini photo shoot, and get some great pictures of you in your crown to share.
The workshop will begin on Saturday, March 10, from 11:00 AM – 7:00PM,
and conclude on Sunday, March 11, from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
This will surely be a fun experience to express yourself in a new way, make new friends, and surprise yourself with your newly discovered abilities. Every participant I have had in the past, has deeply enjoyed this time together, and has been delighted with the headdress(es) they took home with them.
Note: Materials not included. A huge part, (and a fun part!) of making your own headdress is sourcing your materials. The possibilities are limitless. I will provide a few basics, yet you will need to gather the components for your piece. I find this part of the process to be inspiring, and a lot of fun. Most of my headdress ideas come from shopping for things to create with. I will send out a materials list, via email, to each participant upon registration, which also includes ideas, tips and links to find what you are looking for.
It is encouraged to register early, as you will need a couple weeks to gather your supplies, especially if you plan to order any items online.
Important: Since space is limited to 20 participants, upon registration, you agree to a $75 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot. No refunds will be given within 15 days of the workshop, unless someone is found to take your place, except in the case of health or family emergency. Thank you for understanding.
“It is usually our most precious gifts and unique traits that make us feel most vulnerable. No one else holds the exact combination of ability and artistry that you hold, and too often, we try to validate ourselves by comparing who we are to the rest of the world. You cannot be compared. You are here for a specific and wonderful reason. Let it out. Let it be.” – Ka
“I have been creating ceremonial tools, wearable art, and headdresses, out of a myriad of materials, for over fifteen years, and have learned much about what works and what doesn’t. I would love to share this knowledge with you, so that you don’t have to waste your time learning the arduous way.”
“I believe that every person has an important and irreplaceable gift to share with the world. Sometimes in life we are taught to keep ourselves hidden, but it is my mission to assist in bringing your brilliance out to shine. Bringing forth the essence of who you are, and celebrating your existence with beauty, is what brings me the greatest joy. It’s what I love about this work. I have been on a lifelong mission of learning how to let myself shine and feel safe and supported in doing so. I am committed to expressing my unique beauty in every way that I can, and equally committed to helping you do it too.”
Moksha Arts Collective
599 Northwest 71st Street
Miami, FL 33150 View Map