This class is a theoretical class on footwear structure, resources for materials, measuring your feet, and a sketching/gathering inpsiration session. Get inspired and design your shoes-. 1.5 hours. After this class, you will be so motivated to create your designs, and to gather materials for them for the next "Pattern Making Class".
* student & teacher intro
* measure feet
* learn components of shoes and language
* sketch your designs
* review material and retailer list to see what you need to purchase for your designs
please bring: pencil and notebook/paper.
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 from the best shoe makers and pattern makers.
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 Brooklyn Shoe Space, making custom order shoes.