COLD PORCELAIN TECHNIQUES
29TH-30TH MAY 2021
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
No previous experience working with cold porcelain is needed as this course is suitable for all abilities; milliners who want to learn or perfect the technique, beginners who wish to learn a new craft or start out in the world of millinery and for people who would like to make headdresses for an upcoming event.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
On this 2-day course you will learn the necessary skills which will enable you to design and create unique headdresses made with cold porcelain flowers, leaves and stamens, to which other elements such as, cristales, feathers and brass embellishments can also be added. This technique can also be used to adorn belts, bodices or shoulders of a dress and brooches.
WHO WILL BE TEACHING THE COURSE?
Belén Escacha and I, Geraldine Penistone will be teaching the course. We have been designing high fashion, custom made headdresses since 2008 and 2012, and have trained with national and international milliners. We are both members of the Spanish Association of Milliners.
- DAY ONE
We will teach you how to colour, cut, form and shape the porcelain to create all the pieces which you will use to make your headdress, perfect for a bride or guest!
You will learn how to make four kinds of flowers with different petals, three kinds of leaves, and stamens, which will make your flowers look more natural and realistic.
- DAY TWO
On the second day, all the pieces will be dry and we will show you different painting techniques: how to gradate with oil paints and add shades of colour with metallic and pearlescent paint so as to create a variety of effects.
Using some of the pieces which we made on the first day, we will then assemble them onto a millinery wire with silk thread to form a floral headdress which you can proudly show to your clients or be the envy of your friends.
WHAT KIND OF COURSE IS IT?
This is a completely hands-on practical learning experience which focuses on the skills and different techniques used to create cold porcelain headdresses and embellishments for fashion accessories.
WHAT MATERIALS ARE REQUIRED?
Polymer cold porcelain
Small paint brushes
Round nose pliers
Silicone leaf veiner
29th - 30th May
UK: GMT+1 13.30 - 20.30 (30-45 minutes for lunch)
USA: EDT 08.30 - 15.30
CDT 07.30 - 14.30
320 euros - 2-day course
Should you wish to book the course or for more information, please contact Geraldine via email.
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