Course overview

DATES

Autumn term: Saturday 27th Oct, 10th & 24th Nov, 8th & 15th December 2018

Spring term: Saturday 19th Jan, 2nd & 16th Feb, 2nd & 16th March 2019

DURATION

5 Saturday sessions 9.30am-4.30pm

COURSE TUTOR

Chloe Scrivener

FEE

£299

This exciting course offers you the unique opportunity to learn the essential techniques using a wide variety of materials needed to design and make your own striking hats and headpieces.

This course is ideal for complete beginners to the art of hat making or for those with some previous experience who wish to further their skills amongst like-minded students.

You will be introduced to the most common and not so common fabrics and materials, hat construction methods and techniques by Arts University Bournemouth specialist tutor Chloe Scrivener.

Autumn term: felt and straw hats, and Spring term: buckram and sinamay hats.

With inspiration drawn from history, this course will encourage you to develop your own style whilst learning different techniques for your hat and fascinator creations. Using your individual flair and imagination and using a range of fabric and trimmings you will be shown the various techniques necessary to create stunning headpieces.

Hats have always been a staple of the fashion industry, whether used as a standout statement piece or to accessorize a particular design. Headwear comes in all shapes, sizes and designs and used in many cultures whatever the occasion. Whether chic, fun, formal or plain, these accessories serve many roles.

THE COURSE INCLUDES

  • Guided sessions on working with specialist Millinery materials and a range of different Millinery techniques
  • Handouts specially designed for the sessions highlighting content learned
  • Guidance through essential techniques of the range of appropriate Millinery processes required to complete individual designs
  • Learning how to master the skills of hand blocking, hand manipulation, determine proportions, trimmings and finishes of hats
  • Learning how to design and make hats using specialist equipment and hand sewing techniques
  • Learning about the history of hats and understanding the relevance of your own designs in the present day
  • An introduction of other contemporary Milliners, and Hat makers