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Jane Smith Millinery Workshop 3 (JSMW3) - Part 2 of 3

  • Fullerton College 321 East Chapman Avenue Fullerton, CA, 92832 United States (map)

~Carving Your Own Hat Blocks~

In this three day master class, you will learn how to design and carve both crowns and brims from a high density polystyrene block. Your brims can be two sided, able to block on both sides, or single sided, based on your designs. The class includes all of your supplies and tools for creating 5 different blocks, along with your lunch each day. Dusk masks and paper overalls will also be included to protect you and your clothing. Samples of hat blocks will be available as inspiration and reference. No carving experience is needed.

Class Time: 3 sessions, 6 1/2 hours each including a lunch break

Maximum Class Size: 12 people

Fee: $550

***Email Mela at for:
-Discount info on groups of 3 or more per class
-Discount info for one student enrolling in all 3 classes
-Your lunch preference (you’re vegan, you’re vegetarian, you don’t eat chicken, you eat anything!)

All classes will be held at Fullerton College’s Costume Shop Room 1129 (upstairs, no elevator access). Maps, hotel and further info will be sent out.

Jane Smith started making hats for theatre and film in 1968, and works in felt, straw, buckram, plastic and fabric in her London studio. Her hats can be seen in such films as The Duchess, Sweeney Todd, Harry Potter, Jane Eyre, Great Expectations, The Invisible Woman, Pan, The Iron Lady and 47 Ronin. She is currently working on Belgravia and Ammonite, both set in 1840’s. Please visit Jane’s website for more.