Your tutor, Pea Cooper


This course over 6 weeks each Friday is an ideal way to get into millinery. Suitable for beginners this course will give you all of the fundamentals in creating your own hats and headpieces.

You will have the opportunity to create your very own bespoke piece whilst also learning essential tips and techniques from Pea.

The pace of this course is intended to be a social and fun experience moving at your own pace. Starting with an introduction by your tutor, Pea will show you examples of her work to provide inspiration and then guide you through the design process and intricacies in working with head forms.

This course is suitable for all levels.

Pea Cooper is an award-winning Milliner who studied Millinery at Kensington & Chelsea College, London. She started her own business over a decade ago designing and making hats and headpieces.

Pea describes her work as a mixture of design, sculpture and engineering and they are always inspired by her love of History of Fashion and World Costume. As one of the very few fully trained Scottish milliners Pea has the skills to make any kind of hat and frequently says she can make a hat out of anything!

Her 'Quirky but Wearable' style has taken her around the world making hats and having exhibitions of her work in all sorts of exotic locations from Australia to Ecuador! In 2021 Pea relocated to Brighton.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Refreshments will be available during the class.

All materials are provided by Atelier Beside the Sea, although you may wish to collect some visual reference materials and a sketchbook and pencil to make notes and sketch out ideas.


Jon Tutton at Atelier Beside the Sea


165 Kings Road Arches
East Sussex

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


6 days (2:00pm to 5:00pm)

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