Here’s the details of our new ‘Millinery Modules’ Programme, the first of module starts in September.
Module: ‘Research, Design & Collection Creation’
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Where: Virtually, via Zoom
Your Tutors: Both Jenny and Marie will be co-tutoring this course, the content is based on their experience running a successful millinery business for the last 15 years; Jenny’s prior experience working in the design team for ‘Designers at Debenhams’ and content has also been drawn from Jenny and Maries Fashion/Textiles Degree’s and completions of their ‘HNC Millinery’ qualification.
The following themes will be explored over the 10 weeks:
RESEARCH How to create meaningful visual research from Primary and Secondary sources
How to refine the research and question it
Week 1 -History of Hats and Fashion
Week 2 -Designers Past and Present and their work
Week 3- Trend Research and Interpretation
DEVELOPMENT How to develop a theme/topic/trend/idea through exploration for the subject area both 2D and 3D
Week 4- Sketchbook: How to Collect to Inspire
Week 5 -Illustration for Creation (step by step) / how to draw hats
Week 6 -2D to 3D Exploration
DESIGN How to translate the research and development into unique designs How to refine design ideas into a cohesive collection and present it
Week 7- Collection development and colour theory
Week 8 – Refining and making your collection cohesive
Week 9 – Finalising your Collection
Week 10 – Sharing and reviewing your collection
Each week a small brief will be set and delivered through a group tutorial the following week, these briefs guide students through the process of historical, contextual, primary and secondary research.
Students will then choose a theme for their collection and through 2D and 3D sketchbooks their inspiration will be researched and explored.
Following this, tutorials on presentation and workshops on illustration/drawing millinery will enable students to put ideas to paper and start to realise a collection.
The final stages of the course will support students through creating a strong and cohesive collection based on thorough research and development of their inspiration.
Individual work per week (inclusive of optional Tuesday pm) – 2-5 hours per week depending on your availability
Approx Timetable for each session (UK Time)
9.30am – 11pm – Review of Previous Weeks Topic through sharing and discussion
11.15am – 1pm – New Topic introduction/Lecture/Presentation
2pm – 4pm – Individual Tutorial/Group Work/Practice/Execution of tasks (optional)
Numbers will be limited to 10 students in order to ensure plenty of interaction within the class and 1-2-1 support.
The investment in this module is £825 for the 10 weeks, instruction/tuition will be recorded should you need to miss a week but we hope that students can make the majority of the sessions.
A non refundable deposit of £350 is required to secure you place, with the balance due at the start of the course.
Find out more
If you have questions or would like to explore with us over the phone if this is something that is right for you at the moment, please get in touch and we can schedule a call Jenny@jrmillinery.co.uk
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