You CAN make shoes?! Yes! You can! Of your own designs too. (I occassionaly do a themed class for certain styles. Please keep an eye out!)
Tape up lasts of your own size, transfer designs on the last, and make a pattern for your sole and for your upper. This is the analog way to make patterns. Prep yourself to be hands-on! You will go home with a pattern for your own shoes.
For first time shoe makers, please take the shoe making 001 class to get a generic intro + material list, resource list, and a designing session to get all your ideas ready for creation in this class.
Please bring a "last" of your own size. You can purchase them at Kaufman's Shoe Supplies in NYC. Please contact email@example.com to see if we have your size if you cannot find your size last at Kaufman's.
For materials to bring with you, please refer to the check-list from class 001!
I hope to see you soon!
ps: please note that I will meet you at the door of the building 5 minutes before class starts. Or, if you are early or late, you will need to call 646.338.8671 or 718.218.7111 to be buzzed in. As it is a small class, it will be beneficial for everyone to come on time- Thanks for understanding.
Brooklyn Shoe Space
109 S5th St 3rd fl
Make a pattern of your own design- 4 hours will make your upper and lining pattern - Prerequisite = #001 Intro to shoe making
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm ESTAdd to Cal
I got hooked on shoe making through Emily Putterman who still teaches at many design schools, like Parsons/New School, Pratt, JCC. She is "The Shoe Making Teacher" of New York. (Now there are many more...) I followed her around town with her classes. She taught in a way you can make shoes at home. So I kept on making at home.
Once deep into making, you want to learn more to perfect the craft. I learned and am still learning pattern making from Eustace Robinson who learned at Arsutoria and was the head pattern maker at several companies. I also took Master shoe maker Marcell Mrsan's classes. Keep on learning!
The circle of shoe makers has been growing, and the number of machines in my posession also grew. After working with and producing shoes in China, came to a realization of the first love of "making" shoes. Now I work out of my studio, making custom order shoes. Keep it local! kstar shoes