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HandMade Hats

Super Duper Hats and Schola launches the ‘Hat Factory’ a unique place where a new, contemporary generation of hat makers will be able to grow their skills and immerse in this world with a new conception of the artisan job.

Hats have always had an iconic presence in the fashion system as a lifestyle timeless icon.

Students will learn how to handmade and design several and different kind of hats’, shapes and styles.

The course is divided in 2 modules. During the “Blocked Hats” module students will learn how to design and make shaped hats with a focus both on straw and felt ones. During the “Cut and sew Hats” module there will a focus on Baseball, bucket hats and Flat caps.

During the Full program (17 weeks long) students will be able to manufacture different kind of hats, they will learn about different techniques, materials and artisanal practices.

SuperDuper Hats was born in 2010 from the creative minds of Veronica and Ilaria Cornacchini, together with Matteo Gioli.

With a lack of corporate planning and an abundance of willpower, they decided to experiment in a completely new field: the hat world.

Winning the “who is on next?” award – sponsored by Pitti Immagine, Vogue Italia and Altaroma – in 2013, the brand’s fame grew and their worldwide distribution increased rapidly.

A use of the highest quality of raw materials, together with zero km artisanal production, and combined with a pure creative approach mean that the brand is now one of the most renowned hat companies in the world.

SuperDuper Hats is all based around local production in Tuscany.

Thanks to this SD have found and developed their own way to have a ‘green’ and ethical approach to both production and stock management.

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Super Duper TRAINING COURSE IS PART OF SCHOLA, A NETWORK OF SCHOOLS FOR BESPOKE CREATORS in Florence

Super Duper’s training program aims to empower each student to pursue their ambition of becoming a hast craftsmen through the development of both their skills and vision. The final project of each student will be the common thread of the course and will lead the students to acquire the skills and the knowledge to put their ideas into practice.

Super Duper’s training program aims to empower students to pursue their dream of hand-making hats through the development of both skills and vision.

Students also engage with design and branding elements which are essential for developing a personal path in this industry, that will impact their future as makers, entrepreneurs or successful employees all over the world.

The courses are for individuals seeking to extend and develop their practice and skills at the heart of Made in Italy. This course of learning is driven by the student’s self-defined project.

The nature of the discipline is such that the course will rely on skilled practitioners as the key facilitators of learning.

Some workshop activities will require students to work in groups, also from other courses, in scenarios involving multiple cultures and nationalities.

The 17-week course combines practical hands-on training with the theoretical study of subjects that focus on hats and fashion landscape and production.<br /> Our purpose is to build a vast network of contemporary and independent thinking hatters who are able to change the world with their hands, by developing a conscious relationship between intelligence of the hands and contemporary culture along with the importance of environmental and social sustainability, food quality and terroir.

Our goal is to become a worldwide hub for crafts training.

Learning outcomes
After having completed the 4-weeks path students:
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Will be able to manufacture and design several kinds of hats

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Will be able to turn visions, ideas, strategies and concepts into concrete actions

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Will become contemporary entrepreneurs with the skills to manage their own brand

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Will gain a clear sense of what their skills, abilities and talents are, and how to apply them in their work, along with a platform for further growth and development

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Will develop the expertise to be leaders in the hat and accessories industry learning how to give value to the local resources and how to communicate this value through their work

Information and requirements
Attendance and schedule

Attendance is mandatory. Classes and workshops are held from Monday to Friday. The schedule and timing may change depending on SuperDuper’s needs and priorities, therefore students are required to provide maximum flexibility in order to fulfill their academic curriculum and experience.</p> <p>The schedule will be provided at the beginning of the course

Number of participants

Enrollment is limited to 12 students. There are no prerequisites. Personal motivation and vision will be the main aspects that will be taken into consideration and evaluated in order to be accepted into this program.

How to enroll

Each applicant will be interviewed by the school’s staff in order to verify language skills and find out what the student’s motivations are. To start the enrollment process and receive the list of documents needed, please fill out the contact form.

Academic Requirements

High school diploma; A high-intermediate level of the English or Italian language sufficient to understand and participate in lessons (corresponding to level TOEFL 450); 18 years of age at the time of application.</p> <p>Courses will be held in English.

Calendar

Courses will start on August 24th and will end on December 18th 2021.

Program and basic description

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what you need to know

Custom (HandMade) Sneakers’s fee is 3000€ -- Summer session: July 6th – 30th (enrollment by 10th june for non EU/EU) * Winter session November 2nd - 27th * Students can benefit from a 10% Early Bird Discount reserved for participants that enroll to the fall intake, before the 15th march 2020.

Pre-enrollment necessary with a deposit of 1200€ (refunded if the application is not accepted) at the moment of the enrollment. If accepted, the deposit is lost if the student decides not to attend.

Fees include: all class work, lessons, use of laboratories, taxes and insurance. Not included: accommodation and meals, airfare, airport transfer and meals, particular equipment requested and material for personal projects.

Dates: July and November 2020

Lesson Plan

This intensive 4 weeks program is an introduction to basic techniques and methodology to make hand-made pair of sneakers men’s shoes.

Teachers are member of Stefano Bemer staff and will guide students to best materials and more accurate techniques.

THIS IS A COMPLETE PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS WHO WANT TO LEARN THE FULL PROCESS OF HANDMAKING OF SNEAKERS SHOES INCLUDING ELEMENTS OF DESIGN AND BRANDING AND A DEEP FOCUS ON PRACTICE.

The program consists of 4 weeks divided between specific modules and supervised project completion in the workshop. Students should be motivated and focused on working in the field of hand-made shoemaking and be prepared to dedicate study and work time over and above the classroom times indicated in the course modules.

First week: Introduction to artisan Techniques, shoemaking, materials and tool

Second week: Branding and design elements and Leather Cutting Techniques

Third week: Bespoke Sneaker Shoemaking

Fourth week: Sneakers deconstruction, customization and regeneration Students will work in a professional workshop (free workshop) practicing and perfecting the use of tools and techniques learned during the individual modules. Much of the “workshop” time is devoted to the completion of assignments and projects.

contacts
TELEPHONE

10:00-13:00 AM / 14:00-18:00 PM (CET)

+[39] 055 244533
(Ref. Benedetta)

EMAIL

info@schola.academy

LOCATION

Florence (Italy)

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