a mad hatter making experience
This is a transformative experience that lasts 2-days in Brooklyn, New York.
Our classes are catered to beginners and provides you with the knowledge and tools to design your own hats.
learn by experience
We will go through the beginning process of hat making, putting you at the center of the learning over a 2-day in-person experience. Each class is small in size, allowing for an intimate learning experience between teacher and student.
DESIGN YOUR MASTERPIECE
Since this class is for those starting out in Hat making, there will be no distressing, use of fire, or any other product(s) not related to the Felt hat making process. You will be provided your own hat block, which is important for sizing.
dESIGN YOUR MASTERPIECE
Since this class is for those starting out in Hat making, there will be no distressing, no use of fire, and no use of product(s) not related to the Felt hat making process. You will be provided your own hat block, which is important for sizing.
providing you with knowledge to grow
You will walk away from this class with the working knowledge of how to make a hat, a valuable toolset to carry your apprenticeship further, and your own personalized hat.
Check out our mad hatters
meet your MAD Hatter
Born and Raised in a Small city near Milan. Coming from a country like Italy surrounded by the old and inspired by the beauty of it , Paolo votano discovered the love for vintage at a young age in particular his love for Hats.
After many years of collecting and wearing them it wasn’t so difficult to find his passion. He found his inspiration by traveling and living in a city like New York were the old meets the New and discovering how much attention to quality exists in the past, something that nowadays it’s very Rare to see .
NTTE (Nada Termina Todo Evoluciona) which means “Nothing Ends , Everything Evolves ” is part of Paolo journey to a beautiful spiritual growth were The love for the old give life to the New and the present.
The four dots represents the elements ( Air , Fire, Water & Earth) use it to deliver the final result .
Paolo is styling only Quality Vintage Rare Hats in western weights and every Hat is unique and inspired to a bohemian rock life style cater to rebellious ROCKERS, free HIPPIES ,adventurous GYPSIES who share the love for travel and the addiction to the Urban Jungle.