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Suspended Hats & Veils 4th & 5th April 2024

Suspended Hats & Veils 4th & 5th April 2024

Live face to face course with international teacher

4th Thursday & 5th Friday April 2024 £260.00 10am-4pm

Have you ever wondered how you can suspend a crown and brim so it floats? In this 2 day face to face class, Denise will show you the intricate ways of creating the illusion of a floating hat. Using millinery materials, she will show you the tricks and the mechanics of making these bases look like they are floating on air. Then she will give you tips and tricks on how to create stunning headpieces that defy gravity.

Course tutor, Denise Innes-Spencer is an experienced qualified teacher and a regular staff writer for ‘The Hat Magazine’. She is creative director and founder of The British School of Millinery and recently co-founded of The British Millinery Association.

  • COURSE CONTENT

    In this 6  hour course per day you will learn how to:

    Denise will show you how to wire a crown piece that has a floating brim attached.

    She will combine this with showing you how to float the entire piece from a head wire to suspend vertically in front of your face as a veiled brim. 

    Denise will use wiring, blocking and suspension techniques to give the illusion of a hat floating in front of your face.

    DAY 1

    • Making the headband frame for supporting the crown/brim
    • Wiring a blocked crown to suspend, weight of wire used/where to wire
    • Making a wire frame for the brim

    Students will need to bring a blocked crown. (Details of recommended fabrics to use be sent to students prior to class).

    Level: All levels you must know basic blocking and wiring methods.

    DAY 2

    • Pinning out the veiling, joining and setting in wire
    • Attaching the brim to the crown
    • Finishing the wired crown linings

    Details of veiling and crown material will be given to students when you the book class.

    This class will be available as a face-to-face course in Lea Green - St Helens Merseyside with access to London and Scottish trains and easy access to Manchester and Liverpool Airports. Not a class to be missed. 

    Level: All levels you must know basic blocking and wiring methods.      

  • COURSE DELIVERY METHODS

    Course delivery

    A face-to-face course held in Denise's studio in St Helens nearest station Lea Green on the Liverpool Lime Street Line.

    Participation class size is small to ensure you receive the personal support you need. No more than 3 students in a class.

    There will be opportunities for students to ask questions throughout the session.

    Step by step notes will be sent to students before the course to help students prepare.

    Participants have not signed a data protection agreement and have not given permission for the class to be recorded unless you have given permission.​ 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.
    • In the process of zoom courses, should The British School of Millinery's internet connection become significantly unstable during the course, it will be rescheduled.
    • All classes will start and finish on the designated times.
  • 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 arrive on time before the course starts.
    • Students will be required to bring a packed lunch to the class.
    • All course content remains the intellectual property of The British School of Millinery or any of the visiting teachers, lecturing at the school. Students do not have permission to share any information from the courses with any other person in person, online or offline. To do so would be in breach of copyright and intellectual property laws. Many of the classes have already been either published or protected by these laws.
    • 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. The reproduction of printed or verbal information is strictly prohibited.
    • · 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.
  • DETAILS WHEN BOOKING A MILLINERY TEACHER

    Here are some tips when choosing your teacher for tuition:

    You should be able to ask these questions about your teacher to make you feel confident, to make sure your getting value for money and most important, you feel safe in that person’s hands, as they are an experienced teacher. You can ask to see mine at any time before your classes.

    Make sure teacher has:

    • Provenance of working as a teacher (their training and past experience of teaching positions) and their industry experience.
    • Fully Qualified teacher (QTS status).
    • Fully insured for face to face and online teaching. (Needed by all teachers especially when using chemicals and hot tools. Make sure your teacher is covered).    
  • DAILY AND HOURLY RATE FOR TUITION WITH DENISE

    Daily and hourly rate for tuition with Denise Innes-Spencer. 

    5 Hour classes: face to face, 1-2-1, £300.00 in Denise’s Studio person/per day; 

    • (£60.00per person per hour minimum of 3 hours).

    5 Hour classes: face to face, with up to 4 other students, £250.00 in Denise’s Studio per person/per day; (£50.00 per hour/per person, min 3 hours) Minimum 3 people in the class.

    5 Hour classes: 1-2-1, Via Zoom, £200.00 person/per day; 

    (Hourly rate £50.00 per person/per day, min 3 hours = £150.00)

    5 Hour classes: Via Zoom, with up to 5 other students, £150.00 person/per day; (Hourly rate £50.00 min 3 hours = £150.00) Minimum 3 people in the class. 

    Please ask for details of costs etc. for shorter classes.

    Supplies and tools list will be sent for all classes once booked.

    All the classes are taught by Denise Innes-Spencer, (unless otherwise stated) writer at large for ‘The Hat Magazine’ Millinery Skills writer, and Qualified teacher. Certificated courses for all classes (not included for taster/demonstration courses).  

  • CANCELLATION POLICY

    Bookings for The British School of Millinery's online courses are non-refundable if the student has to cancel.

    If there is an unfortunate circumstace of Denise being unable to teach a face to face class through illness, the course will be rescheduled for another mutual date. Please make sure for longer courses that you have insurence for hotel bookings and travel.  

£260.00Price
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