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Kay's Art of Millinery (California Style)

Welcome to The Art of Millinery presented by Kay Durden.

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Hello,
Many of you have e-mailed me about hatmaking weekend workshops, and I am pleased to tell you I will be offering them starting June 27, 2004 . The first class is scheduled for San Diego California. 
 
My name is Kay, I have been in the Millinery business almost twenty years. My first line of hats consisted of simple bridal frames purchased from millinery houses and trimmed (decorated and covered).
    After being in the business a short time I realized there was a market for custom made and everyday hats, but I needed formal training in order to be competetive.
    I later found that finding millinery classes in Los Angeles area was not an easy task. The Millinery Art I wanted so desperately to learn was one of the best kept secrets because very few instructors wanted to share what they knew. 
   Determined to find someone on the West Coast to teach me the art, I began my search, eventually finding one of the top Milliney Designers in this country....right here...in California. 
     She shared the Art of Millinery with me and a number of others before passing on, and over the years I learned to perfect that art. I now sell my designs as well as teach others who wish to learn the art.
     My millinery classes are taught in locations throughout the South Bay area of Los Angeles. The classes consists of basic covering, frame making, and blocking. I also teach advanced covering, leather blocking and draping.
     Below is a listing of  community colleges and centers where I teach evening and afternoons. For more information about the new weekend workshops please e-mail me at: kaydurdenusa@netscape.net 
If you are interested in purchasing or viewing some of my recent designs go to: www.kaysartofmillinerycalifstyle.com Please also visit my LA Connection site:  www.kaydurdenslaconnection.com
THANKS FOR VISITING AND I'LL SEE YOU IN CLASS!!!



HAT MAKING CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 10 STUDENTS AT COLLEGE AND SOME COMMUNITY CENTERS. EARLY  REGISTERATION IS ADVISED, AND THE FOLLOWING FACILITIES OFFER ONGOING CLASSES:
 
1.    LOS ANGELES HARBOR COLLEGE 
       1111 FIGUEROA PLACE
       WILMINGTON CALIF
      310 233-4000
    Wednesdays 6:30 - 9:30 pm
   Telephone registration available
 
2.  DOLLARHIDE SENIOR CENTER
    1500 ROSECRANS
    COMPTON CALIF
    310 605-5877
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CLASSES AT  DOLLARHIDE ARE FREE TO LOCAL AND SENIOR CITIZENS)
Monsays and Fridays 3-5pm  
 
3.  CARSON COMMUNITY CENTER
    ONE CIVIC PLAZA DRIVE
    CARSON CALIF
    310 952-1782
 Tuesday evenings 6-9 pm ( when quota is met)
 
4.West Los Angeles College
(Extension program)
Online registration 310 287-4475
Thursday evenings 6-9 pm (when quota is met) 
 

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Please e-mail me with questions and comments at: kaydurdenusa@netscape.net