When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Vesna Pesic
  • Course Code C23FACI01A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course gives you the opportunity to explore your creativity, development of design ideas and millinery techniques. You will investigate materials, techniques and processes, adapting ideas to suit your level of ability and approach. The aim is to learn and experience a new way of handling material. Explore fresh perspectives of creating 3D shapes and forms with focus to gain understanding of materials and/or techniques of your choice. Consider colour, texture and mood qualities as appropriate for your theme. Create a final headpiece that has been developed through tests and development.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop your creative ideas by exploring a range of mixed media materials
  • Develop conceptual designs for headpieces
  • Use appropriate methods and techniques to construct headpieces
  • Apply a good finish to headpieces of your own design


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    This course will be in-centre. After examining and discussing examples and samples, the tutor will demonstrate different techniques, and how to safely use equipment. Hand-outs and other materials will be used as support for learning via Microsoft Teams. Teaching will be in groups and on an individual, one-to-one basis and you will be encouraged to develop your creativity. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e.: progression to an advanced- level course

    Entry requirements

    This is an Intermediate/Advanced Course. Suitable for people with previous experience. Students must be able to speak, read and write in English. Basic numeracy is an advantage though not essential.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This course is very intensive. Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. As the course is only 6 weeks, each session will include vital information for mastering each stage of the process. This course may require some completion of activities outside of class time, but this would be no more than 2 hours each week The studio has been adapted to be a Covid safe working environment. Students are asked to wash their hands before and after using shared equipment. (Please bring a small hand towel) You may also wish to bring gloves & hand Sanitizer. We strongly advise that you bring and wear a face covering. Health & Safety information will be given to you at the start of the course and subsequent lessons where necessary. You may be asked to sign a form declaring that you agree to follow college procedures as advised.

    What you need

    A basic sewing kit which includes: fabric & paper scissors, small trimming scissors, tape measure, pins, millinery hand sewing needles, a thimble, tailor’s chalk, a variety of sewing threads,?pliers, wire cutters. An Apron, sketch book and a pencil, any cardboard, old soft envelopes and inexpensive wire to explore 3D shapes. You are encouraged to collect images of objects which interest you and/or sketch design ideas. You can bring any materials that you would like to use then tutor will advise further and suggest suppliers. Pattern paper and card, as well as millinery wire is available to purchase in the studio.

    What you can do next

    We run a variety of specialist millinery courses and accessories, as well as other courses which might be of interest. Skills taught on this course are also useful to applicants applying to the HNC millinery course.