A closely directed learning experience where students can focus on applying the techniques and skills necessary to design and make one pair of shoes.
We appreciate that every student is different and tuition is guided to suit your skill level.
ABOUT THE COURSE
The 5-day course is designed for the beginner student (no experience necessary) who wants to experience every facet of the shoemaking process. Students are expected to research at least 3 styles of shoes/boots they would like to make. One of these shoe styles or designs will become their project to make on the course. Upon completion of the study, the student will have made and designed one pair of shoes.
The course starts at 10 am Monday and then runs through to 4 pm daily until Friday with a one-hour break for lunch.
All Classes are limited to one student per course.
- 5-day courses include tuition and materials for one pair of shoes.
- Materials for additional pairs of shoes, special leathers and materials are not included in the course fee.
The five-day course fee is AUD 3950.00.
Payment in full on enrolment is required to secure your place.
All materials to make your first pair of shoes on the course will be supplied.
Materials for additional pairs made will be charged accordingly.
Specialised materials and leathers can be sourced at your request: prices on application.
Pattern-making / Design
A pattern is made on the Last (i.e. the foot model). This design is drawn on the last and then transferred to a cardboard pattern. A test of this pattern will be made from scrap leather to ensure fit and design. This is called a “Pullover” or test shoe. The pullover is assessed and tweaked for fit and style. A pattern is then made which represents the design and appropriate measurements.
Cutting / Clicking
The Leather. Choosing your leather and cutting the pattern pieces.
All the pieces that comprise the upper part of the shoe are skived,
folded and stitched together to create your upper.
Lasting / Making
Is the process where the stitched upper is pulled over the Last and fastened to the insole.
Once the upper is attached and the stiffeners are inserted and set, the sole and heel are attached.
This is where the sole and heel are trimmed, the edge waxed and the sole is stitched ready for wear.
Shoes made by students are for them to keep and wear.
FIVE-DAY COURSE DATES AVAILABLE IN 2023
September: 4-8th, 11th-15th
October : 9-13th, 16-20th
November: 6-10th, 20th-24th
December: 4th-8th, 11th-15th.