Group 3 Apr-July Summer season hats - beginnners course
April to July 2021 GMT 2pm-6pm
A complete millinery course for beginners.
This is an extremely successful class being run online through Zoom. Class sizes are small to ensure you receive the personal support you need.
We pride ourselves on giving you the skills to create your own designs. You will be taught fundamental principles of designing different hats and receive 1-2-1 support to help you make your own stylish creations. You can expect to make, decorate and finish six hats of your own design by the end of this course. You will not be copying other milliners' designs.
Comprising 60 hours teaching time and approximately 20 hours of independent learning, this course is essential for all budding new milliners.
See product info for exact dates and course content.
The Course Structure GMT 2pm-6pm
Straw blocking - Thurs 22nd April: Introduction to the course and what you can expect. All hats will be of your design and you will not copy the teacher’s hats or sample designs. Your hats your choice of what you make-(within the course brief). Blocking a hood (straw) Learning how to block a Pari-sisal/sisal straw learning about the straws and how hats are made.
Finishing blocked Thurs 29th April: Using different ways of finishing the straw fabric, stiffening, in-cert a petersham and finishing techniques for your hat. Contact teaching = 9 Hours.
Consultation - Sat 1st May: Within the 9 hours, a separate day from the course days. Every student has a consultation (booked morning only) every other week. This is for 1 hour and you will be able to talk to the teacher discussing details of the lesson and problems you have encountered.
Manufacture collection 1- Thurs 6th May: Learning how to develop and create a manufactured collection, how it is ordered and how to link the collection to your designig style.
Trimmings1- Thurs 13th May: Veiling, Feathers, Twirls, Swirls are just a few of the trimmings you can learn on this class. Contact teaching = 9 Hours
Consultation - Sat 15th May: This is for 1 hour and you will be able to talk to the teacher discussing details of the lesson and problems you have encountered.
Blocking woven Sinamay/specialist straw - Thurs 20th May: Learning how to block sinamay or specialist straw on a block with a point or an indented detail. This class will also cover layering lightweight fabrics between layers.
Finishing Sinamay techniques - Thurs 27th May: using different ways of finishing the sinamay fabric, stiffening, in-cert a petersham and finishing techniques for your hat. Contact teaching = 9 Hours
Consultation - Sat 29th May: This is for 1 hour and you will be able to talk to the teacher discussing details of the lesson and problems you have encountered.
Blocking Crown shapes - Thurs 3rd June: Halo crowns are very popular, using a crown block, make a headband crown using summer fabrics and style of your choice. This course will help you mix and match fabrics using possible questions asked by customers. Adding the veiling from your trimmings class, the choices are endless.
Finishing crowns - Thurs 10th June: Using the finishing techniques in various ways to complete your headdress. Contact teaching = 9 Hours
Consultation - Sat 12th June: This is for 1 hour and you will be able to talk to the teacher discussing details of the lesson and problems you have encountered.
Using Abaca: Blocking and sculpting- Thurs 24th June: using silk or polyester abaca cloth to make a sculptural hat.
Using Abaca - Thurs 1st July: Finishing using more techniques for finishing the hat in this fabric. Adding swoops and swathes of abaca draping. Again the choice is the students and an idea of the styles of hats are required for all subjects. Contact teaching = 9 Hours
Consultation - Sat 3rd July: This is for 1 hour and you will be able to talk to the teacher discussing details of the lesson and problems you have encountered.
Manufacture collection 2 - Thurs 8th July: Trimming 2 finishing the manufactured hat you have designed and had made. Trimmings that are more unusual and trimming to a time constraint.
Students choice 1- Summer straw fabric- Thurs 15th July: This is the final class and now the student has ‘designer license’ to make what-ever they want within the brief. Contact teaching = 9 Hours
Consultation - Sat 17th July: This is for 1 hour and you will be able to talk to the teacher discussing details of the lesson and problems you have encountered.
Students choice 2 - Summer straw fabric - Thurs 22nd July: This is the final class and now the student has ‘designer license’ to make what-ever they want within the brief. Contact teaching = 4 hours.
Friday 23rd July - Achievement award: Picture of all hats and certificate. The last day, but what a day that will be, looking at all the hats you have made. Reflecting and discussing what you will do next and your plans for moving on.
Other important details: Teaching time each session is 4 hours: 2pm -6pm GMT per day, you can also have a 60min session every other week (agreed by teacher and student) to talk through any details and questions from the lessons. The total contact learning time is 60 hours. All sessions are step by step teaching and you are expected to do at least 3 hours homework per week. (Total independent learning hours 21).
You will be expected to have made and decorated 6 finished hats on the last day of class.
Students will have extra costs which will include:
Purchasing hat blocks for their own hats. Button block, Halo crown block, Perched hat block with indentsRibbon disc, A crown block of students choice.
Purchasing supplies for the hats.
Purchasing a manufactured hat.
Details of all suppliers will be given on booking.
All scheduled classes are fixed in date/time and cannot be changed if you miss a class they are not recorded. Any extra teaching time to the allocated class sessions will be charged at £50per hour, you will receive class notes from each subject taught on course.
We will keep in contact every week through the classes or the 1-hour consultation sessions. Of-course if you need to just ask a question you have e-mail or facetime.
COURSE DELIVERY METHODS
This course will be run online using Zoom.
Class sizes are small to ensure you receive the personal support you need. This course will have no more than three students.
We will run the session using two webcams - one showing the tutor and the other focused on the tutor's hands to give a close-up view of the techniques being used. Step by step notes will be sent to students before the course to help them prepare.
Students are not allowed to video record the session.
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
By booking a place on this course, you agree to the following rules of engagement:
- It is each student's responsibility to ensure that they have access to Zoom before the course starts.
- Students are responsible for ensuring that their equipment is functioning properly (including audio, video and microphone).
- Students are responsible for ensuring that they have a stable internet connection.
- All course content remains the intellectual property of The British School of Millinery. Students do not have permission to share any information from the course with any other person either online or offline.
- Students do not have permission to video record this course. Participants have not signed a data protection agreement and have not given permission for the class to be recorded. To do so would be a breach of data protection laws.
- Any personal information shared between the students and the tutor during the course must considered confidential and not shared without the consent of the relevant individual.
- Should The British School of Millinery's internet connection become significantly unstable during the course, it will be rescheduled.
Bookings for The British School of Millinery's online courses are non-refundable.