Leather Techniques

Leather Techniques

Leather Techniques
150.00

In this 3-hour course, you will learn how to cut, hole punch, handstitch, and lace leather. You will come out of class with a key ring, small pouch, card case, bracelet, an electronic case (ipad/kindle/laptops)/clutches, or book cover. When you sign up, please indicate in the notes what product you would like to focus on.

All materials are included.

 

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WALLET MAKING

WALLET MAKING

WALLET MAKING WORKSHOP
90.00

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of hand sewing leather and create your own leather card holder. All materials are provided, including leather, tools, waxed threads and option of embossing words.

If you’ve never worked with leather before, this is a perfect introduction! Techniques include studding or hand sewing the wallet together, to create your own personalized wallet.

Join our Leather Techniques class for more detailed and advanced leather working techniques.

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Leather Backpack

Leather Backpack

Leather Backpack
430.00

The perfect city bag for those on the go! Working with pre-determined patterns, pick your leather and closure and bring your backpack to life. You will learn the fundamentals of pattern cutting, leather qualities, how to skive edges, and how to machine sew.

This 7-hour course will be held on either one full weekend day or two 3.5-hour weekday evenings. 

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3-Day Heels Class

3-Day Heels Class

3-Day Stiletto Class
780.00

Due to high demand, we are starting this quick 3-day stiletto class. 

In this 3-day workshop, you will learn how to make high heels from start to finish. 

Day1- Design, pattern making, and cutting the leathers

Day 2-Stitch the uppers and start lasting

Day 3- Finish lasting and attach heels and sole the shoes

 

All components and materials, uppers and lining included in the tuition. 

In this class, we will use pointy-toe lasts with a 3.5-inch heel height. 

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SneakerKit One-Day Class

SneakerKit One-Day Class

SneakerKit One-Day Class
500.00

Studio Roderick Pieters from the Netherlands visits Brooklyn Shoe Space to host a one-day sneaker course during their USA tour. 

You'll walk away with a finished pair by the end of this fun and quick 7-hour class. Sneakermaking kits are also available for sale after class. 

All materials included. 

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Sandal Making

Sandal Making

Sandal Making
340.00

Give your feet some lovely sandals from this beginner's course, where you will make some awesome sandals, either for the summer- or for vacation! It's summer somewhere in the world, all year around, isn't it?

In this one day course (or a two-evening course) you will make a strappy sandal on a leather sole. You will also take home patterns, and will be ready to make another pair at home. (Extra insoles are available for purchase in class)

Materials included! Come and join us!

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Introduction to Shoemaking

Introduction to Shoemaking

#001 Introduction to Shoe Making
65.00

This class is a 1.5-hour theory class on footwear structure, resources for materials & how to measure your feet. Get inspired and design your shoes-. After this class, you will be so motivated to create your designs!

It is a requirement for all the Intensive 3-day or 5 day workshops.

If you register for the 5-day workshop, the intro class is included in the total price. (Please sign up only to the 5-day workshop if you intend on signing up for the 5-day)

For other footwear courses, it is highly recommended to take this course as it covers a lot about basics of footwear and shoemaking lingo.

 

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5-Day Shoemaking Intensive

5-Day Shoemaking Intensive

5-day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop
1,500.00

A 5-day intensive workshop making shoes or boots of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and is aimed for beginners.  For those who cannot take 5 days off work, we created a weeknight and weekend class going over the same program as well. We hope you can join us! 

For 5-days straight classes:

First day starts at 10:30am, with an INTRO TO SHOEMAKING session. Other four days will start at 10am.

WEEKNIGHTS & WEEKEND CLASSES:

You will take Intro#001 on a weeknight, and a patternmaking class on a weeknight or weekend. Then you come to the weekend classes. On the pull-down menu, you will see a WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND course. Please check all the dates and we hope you can make them to all.

In the first class: You will learn about lasts, how to measure your feet, how to draw your designs. The afternoon of the first day, or, the second class, you will make patterns of your designs. Then second day to the fifth-day, you will sew your uppers, last, sole, and make simple shoes and sandals of your own design. 

Materials included in this five day course are: Midsoles, Shanks, Toe Puffs, Heel counters. Upper and lining leathers available in the studio are also included for your pair, as well as variety of insole and outsole materials. 

We take you on a material shopping trip. Materials purchased on the trip will be the student's responsibility. Any materials that we don't have at the space, the student will have to purchase themselves.

Oh! And we shouldn't forget to tell you...

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a 1-day pass to use within 1 month after your course to come back again.


Come and make at BKSS!

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Leather Tooling Techniques

Leather Tooling Techniques

Leather Tooling Techniques
115.00

In this 3-4 hour class students will learn the basics of leather tooling on vegetable tanned leather. Students will learn step by step how to draw, transfer, cut, tool, and oil their project. 

Students will take home a truly unique piece of art. 

Course taught by Emily Boksenbaum, a leather tooling guru who tools and constructs functional leather objects. 

1-2 sq ft of veg tan leather and tools included in the course. You will learn where to purchase some tools, and get to try out some of the teacher's in class.

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Leather Bag Making

Leather Bag Making

Leather Bag Making
390.00

In this Bag Making course, students will create a leather tote bag. Students will choose their leather and hardware and learn how to construct the bag from start to finish.

The bag making course includes tuition and all the materials needed to make your bag. Leathers will be available to choose from on the day. No experience necessary.

**Class time may extend up to an additional hour if there are many enrollments, so please do not book bus or train tickets immediately after the scheduled end time of class. 

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Children's Footwear

Children's Footwear

Children's Footwear: Design. Sketch. Learn about footwear on a mass scale.
225.00

Learn about children's footwear by the industry's leading expert. For the majority of the class, you will experience designing, sketching children's footwear and being comfortable with drawing on your own. Learn about outsoles, lasts, and the importance of safety and comfort for children's footwear. We will also be covering the ins and outs of the mass production of footwear and what the process entails including regulations and guidelines for children's footwear. In addition we will spend a portion of the class covering the technical aspects of footwear and what it means to CAD and DETAIL.

 

The teacher Christine Pham is the lead designer of footwear for the children's brand Oshkosh B'gosh. Starting with a career with a double major in Economics and French, she pursued her dreams of becoming a footwear designer starting as an intern in NYC at a footwear company with little to no knowledge in the field. She built her knowledge and foundation over time and now has built a career as a lead designer for a major children's brand.

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Moccasin Making

Moccasin Making

Moccasin Making
400.00

Learn how to make moccasins with a twist of your own. 
 

In this one-afternoon, or a two-evening course, you will walk out with a finished pair of moccasins. You will have the option to change up the fringe or the height of the moccasins.

We will have patterns prepared for you.

Note: Class price already includes materials fee. You will be asked to provide a shoe size. 

Come and join us!

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Leather Belt Making Class

Leather Belt Making Class

Leather Belt Making Class
155.00

In this 3 hour course, students will learn some basic leather working techniques to create a belt from pattern to assembly. Finishing and edging will be covered and students will take home their very own handmade belt. 

1-2 sq ft of veg tan leather, hardware and tools included in the course. You will learn where to purchase some tools, and get to try out some of the teacher's in class.

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Loafer Class

Loafer Class

Loafer Class
880.00

Learn how to make mens or womens loafers - a comfortable and versatile shoe in the color(s) of your choice. In this 3-day course, you will learn the basics of building a slip-on shoe, working with leather, and both machine and hand-sewing. Walk away with a carefully crafted pair of shoes for yourself or a very special gift for someone else! 

Leather is included if you choose materials from our studio, but feel free to bring your own if you have a specific color in mind. 

Techniques are advanced, and different patternmaking methods than the regular shoemaking. It is great fun for experienced shoemakers as well!

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Footwear Design

Footwear Design

FOOTWEAR DESIGN
280.00

Perfect for shoe lovers, and future shoe designers. 

This session will get you in the sketching groove, and will accomplish multiple designs, from both women's heels and athletic sneakers. You will also learn how to color in your sketches. It's normally a comfortable size class, so we can cater towards the style you wish to sketch. Come prepared to dive into sketching! Bring some reference images with you!

You'll be ready to take on the Technical Packaging course after this session. 
 

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TECHNICAL PACKAGING, FACTORY-READY SPECIFICATION

TECHNICAL PACKAGING, FACTORY-READY SPECIFICATION

TECHNICAL PACKAGING, FACTORY-READY SPECIFICATION
150.00

Bring your shoe designs and sketches!

The two-hour course will guide students from an initial design through to a factory ready spec sheet. By the end of class, you will freehand draw technical drawings of footwear and create a factory ready specification sheet. You will get advice on how to approach and execute the details and different perspectives. It’s all about learning to think and design in three dimensions The finished product is a combination of understanding form, function and all the components needed.

A perfect crash course for designers who already have sketches. Or- a perfect class to take after you take our sketching courses. 

* if you book together with SKETCH+COLOR+CAD course, you will receive a gift of Stiletto Palette Notebook.

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Espadrille Workshop

Espadrille Workshop

Espadrille Workshop
from 340.00

It's a perfect slip-on, for the country, beach or the city! Prep for the summer :) It's summer somewhere in the world, right?

In this five-hour Espadrille workshop, you will finish a pair of espadrille sandals or slides or slip-ons made to fit your feet. Come have fun stitching with us!

Please tell us the size you want to make ahead of time. Sole sizes available: 35 - 40.

All Materials included.

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Leather Slippers

Leather Slippers

Leather Slippers
145.00

A perfect gift!

In this Five-hour class, you will use a pattern that we provide, learn some hand-sewn techniques for leather working, and walk out with a pair of personalized vegetable tanned leather slippers! 

Materials (thread, veg tan leather, and rubber outsoles) are included in the course.

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Shoe Decorating

Shoe Decorating

Shoe Decorating Workshop
55.00

Bring your own shoes to this 2-hour shoe decorating session - all other materials included to revamp your shoes:

  • embroidery thread and needles
  • leather and fabric paints
  • rhinestones
  • adhesives
  • studs
  • leather applique materials
  • eyelets
  • hardware detail
  • leather to create tassels 

A fun, hands-on activity with the potential of bringing an older pair of shoes to life. Great for kids, a date, and an introduction to our workspace! Come get creative!

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Leather Backpack

Leather Backpack

Leather Backpack
430.00

The perfect city bag for those on the go! Working with pre-determined patterns, pick your leather and closure and bring your backpack to life. You will learn the fundamentals of pattern cutting, leather qualities, how to skive edges, and how to machine sew.

This 7-hour course will be held on either one full weekend day or two 3.5-hour weekday evenings. 

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Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop
445.00

In this seven hour course, you will modify an existing pattern, trace and cut material, last the upper, prep the outsoles, and sole the mules.

It's an intensive, but fun one-day workshop to get your hands working on an easy pair!

$45 fee for Materials included

PLEASE SEND YOUR SHOE SIZE ahead of time. 

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Leather Tooling Techniques

Leather Tooling Techniques

Leather Tooling Techniques
115.00

In this 3-4 hour class students will learn the basics of leather tooling on vegetable tanned leather. Students will learn step by step how to draw, transfer, cut, tool, and oil their project. 

Students will take home a truly unique piece of art. 

Course taught by Emily Boksenbaum, a leather tooling guru who tools and constructs functional leather objects. 

1-2 sq ft of veg tan leather and tools included in the course. You will learn where to purchase some tools, and get to try out some of the teacher's in class.

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Introduction to Shoemaking

Introduction to Shoemaking

#001 Introduction to Shoe Making
65.00

This class is a 1.5-hour theory class on footwear structure, resources for materials & how to measure your feet. Get inspired and design your shoes-. After this class, you will be so motivated to create your designs!

It is a requirement for all the Intensive 3-day or 5 day workshops.

If you register for the 5-day workshop, the intro class is included in the total price. (Please sign up only to the 5-day workshop if you intend on signing up for the 5-day)

For other footwear courses, it is highly recommended to take this course as it covers a lot about basics of footwear and shoemaking lingo.

 

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5-day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

5-day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

5-day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop
1,500.00

A 5-day intensive workshop making shoes or boots of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and is aimed for beginners.  For those who cannot take 5 days off work, we created a weeknight and weekend class going over the same program as well. We hope you can join us! 

For 5-days straight classes:

First day starts at 10:30am, with an INTRO TO SHOEMAKING session. Other four days will start at 10am.

WEEKNIGHTS & WEEKEND CLASSES:

You will take Intro#001 on a weeknight, and a patternmaking class on a weeknight or weekend. Then you come to the weekend classes. On the pull-down menu, you will see a WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND course. Please check all the dates and we hope you can make them to all.

In the first class: You will learn about lasts, how to measure your feet, how to draw your designs. The afternoon of the first day, or, the second class, you will make patterns of your designs. Then second day to the fifth-day, you will sew your uppers, last, sole, and make simple shoes and sandals of your own design. 

Materials included in this five day course are: Midsoles, Shanks, Toe Puffs, Heel counters. Upper and lining leathers available in the studio are also included for your pair, as well as variety of insole and outsole materials. 

We take you on a material shopping trip. Materials purchased on the trip will be the student's responsibility. Any materials that we don't have at the space, the student will have to purchase themselves.

Oh! And we shouldn't forget to tell you...

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a 1-day pass to use within 1 month after your course to come back again.


Come and make at BKSS!

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Moccasin Making

Moccasin Making

Moccasin Making
400.00

Learn how to make moccasins with a twist of your own. 
 

In this one-afternoon, or a two-evening course, you will walk out with a finished pair of moccasins. You will have the option to change up the fringe or the height of the moccasins.

We will have patterns prepared for you.

Note: Class price already includes materials fee. You will be asked to provide a shoe size. 

Come and join us!

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WALLET MAKING

WALLET MAKING

WALLET MAKING WORKSHOP
90.00

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of hand sewing leather and create your own leather card holder. All materials are provided, including leather, tools, waxed threads and option of embossing words.

If you’ve never worked with leather before, this is a perfect introduction! Techniques include studding or hand sewing the wallet together, to create your own personalized wallet.

Join our Leather Techniques class for more detailed and advanced leather working techniques.

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Quick Kicks: 2.5 Day Sneaker Class

Quick Kicks: 2.5 Day Sneaker Class

Quick Kicks: 2.5 Day Sneaker Class!
700.00

This class will quickly teach you some of the basic techniques of sneaker making. This is an accelerated class! (Literally half the time of the intensive)

To make this possible there will be minimal sewing and you will be using a prepared Master Pattern. 

Choices you will have: LO, MID or HI top sneaker.  (See photo example for MID height!) You will be able to customize your sneaker via material choices and simple design details: Topline, Laces, eyelets, pull tabs, topstitching...

We highly recommend upgrading to the 5-day sneaker making class for elaborate designs apart from the basic designs we will work with. As we have no time, lasts will not be modified, and everyone will work with Serena lasts.

THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!

Day 1 (Half day): Patternmaking, Cutting Leathers

Students will be able to choose leathers from our leather library. Materials are included. If you intend on going shopping to purchase your own leathers, that will be on your time and $.

Day 2 (Full day) : Stitch, Start Lasting

Day 3 (Full day) : Finish Lasting, Cupsole & Speedy Stitching, 

Walk out with a pair of custom sneakers in a weekend and still have time to go out! 

Make sure to book ahead to secure all the materials in your size.  All tools and supplies are included.

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Leather Belt Making Class

Leather Belt Making Class

Leather Belt Making Class
155.00

In this 3 hour course, students will learn some basic leather working techniques to create a belt from pattern to assembly. Finishing and edging will be covered and students will take home their very own handmade belt. 

1-2 sq ft of veg tan leather, hardware and tools included in the course. You will learn where to purchase some tools, and get to try out some of the teacher's in class.

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3-Day Heels Class

3-Day Heels Class

3-Day Stiletto Class
780.00

Due to high demand, we are starting this quick 3-day stiletto class. 

In this 3-day workshop, you will learn how to make high heels from start to finish. 

Day1- Design, pattern making, and cutting the leathers

Day 2-Stitch the uppers and start lasting

Day 3- Finish lasting and attach heels and sole the shoes

 

All components and materials, uppers and lining included in the tuition. 

In this class, we will use pointy-toe lasts with a 3.5-inch heel height. 

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3D Model Your Heels

3D Model Your Heels

3D Model your heels
580.00

In this two-day course, instructor Curtis Schmitt will take students through the 3d modeling process to create the base heel. Once that has been modeled, each student can then divert off into executing their design ideas utilizing additive and/or subtractive techniques being careful to avoid changing the necessary interfaces for the component to actually work. At the end of class, we will also go through how to send the file to the 3D printers like Shapeways, and learn about terminology and requirements from the printer's website.

Requirement:

Each student will need to bring their own laptop (Mac) with their own copy of Rhino installed (trials are good for up to 30 days so if you are going to be using a trial version, we suggest that they don't install it until within at most two weeks of the class).

Instructor will be demonstrating on a 27" iMac. 

 

 

Instructor: Curtis Schmitt has been obsessed with all things 3d from a very young age, through architecture school, and to this day in his professional life. After working as the principal 3d modeling and 3d rendering architect for several firms, he decided to focus exclusively on 3d modeling, 3d rendering, 3d animation and 3d printing when he started and managed (for 6+ years) the CGI and 3d Printing departments at a prominent Manhattan photo studio and post-production facility. He resigned that position in 2015 to freelance instead, allowing him more opportunities to travel and the freedom to work with a select group of his favorite clients. His 3d printing design work has been commissioned by several high-end brands including Chanel, and his pieces have been featured and sold at the Cooper Hewitt Museum Shop, among others. 

 

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Sandal Making

Sandal Making

Sandal Making
340.00

Give your feet some lovely sandals from this beginner's course, where you will make some awesome sandals, either for the summer- or for vacation! It's summer somewhere in the world, all year around, isn't it?

In this one day course (or a two-evening course) you will make a strappy sandal on a leather sole. You will also take home patterns, and will be ready to make another pair at home. (Extra insoles are available for purchase in class)

Materials included! Come and join us!

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Leather Techniques

Leather Techniques

Leather Techniques
150.00

In this 3-hour course, you will learn how to cut, hole punch, handstitch, and lace leather. You will come out of class with a key ring, small pouch, card case, bracelet, an electronic case (ipad/kindle/laptops)/clutches, or book cover. When you sign up, please indicate in the notes what product you would like to focus on.

All materials are included.

 

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Leather Tooling Techniques

Leather Tooling Techniques

Leather Tooling Techniques
115.00

In this 3-4 hour class students will learn the basics of leather tooling on vegetable tanned leather. Students will learn step by step how to draw, transfer, cut, tool, and oil their project. 

Students will take home a truly unique piece of art. 

Course taught by Emily Boksenbaum, a leather tooling guru who tools and constructs functional leather objects. 

1-2 sq ft of veg tan leather and tools included in the course. You will learn where to purchase some tools, and get to try out some of the teacher's in class.

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Leather Bag Making

Leather Bag Making

Leather Bag Making
390.00

In this Bag Making course, students will create a leather tote bag. Students will choose their leather and hardware and learn how to construct the bag from start to finish.

The bag making course includes tuition and all the materials needed to make your bag. Leathers will be available to choose from on the day. No experience necessary.

**Class time may extend up to an additional hour if there are many enrollments, so please do not book bus or train tickets immediately after the scheduled end time of class. 

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Sandal Making Class

Sandal Making Class

Sandal Making
340.00

Give your feet some lovely sandals from this beginner's course, where you will make some awesome sandals, either for the summer- or for vacation! It's summer somewhere in the world, all year around, isn't it?

In this one day course (or a two-evening course) you will make a strappy sandal on a leather sole. You will also take home patterns, and will be ready to make another pair at home. (Extra insoles are available for purchase in class)

Materials included! Come and join us!

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Leather Belt Making Class

Leather Belt Making Class

Leather Belt Making Class
155.00

In this 3 hour course, students will learn some basic leather working techniques to create a belt from pattern to assembly. Finishing and edging will be covered and students will take home their very own handmade belt. 

1-2 sq ft of veg tan leather, hardware and tools included in the course. You will learn where to purchase some tools, and get to try out some of the teacher's in class.

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Introduction to Shoemaking

Introduction to Shoemaking

#001 Introduction to Shoe Making
65.00

This class is a 1.5-hour theory class on footwear structure, resources for materials & how to measure your feet. Get inspired and design your shoes-. After this class, you will be so motivated to create your designs!

It is a requirement for all the Intensive 3-day or 5 day workshops.

If you register for the 5-day workshop, the intro class is included in the total price. (Please sign up only to the 5-day workshop if you intend on signing up for the 5-day)

For other footwear courses, it is highly recommended to take this course as it covers a lot about basics of footwear and shoemaking lingo.

 

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5-day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

5-day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

5-day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop
1,500.00

A 5-day intensive workshop making shoes or boots of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and is aimed for beginners.  For those who cannot take 5 days off work, we created a weeknight and weekend class going over the same program as well. We hope you can join us! 

For 5-days straight classes:

First day starts at 10:30am, with an INTRO TO SHOEMAKING session. Other four days will start at 10am.

WEEKNIGHTS & WEEKEND CLASSES:

You will take Intro#001 on a weeknight, and a patternmaking class on a weeknight or weekend. Then you come to the weekend classes. On the pull-down menu, you will see a WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND course. Please check all the dates and we hope you can make them to all.

In the first class: You will learn about lasts, how to measure your feet, how to draw your designs. The afternoon of the first day, or, the second class, you will make patterns of your designs. Then second day to the fifth-day, you will sew your uppers, last, sole, and make simple shoes and sandals of your own design. 

Materials included in this five day course are: Midsoles, Shanks, Toe Puffs, Heel counters. Upper and lining leathers available in the studio are also included for your pair, as well as variety of insole and outsole materials. 

We take you on a material shopping trip. Materials purchased on the trip will be the student's responsibility. Any materials that we don't have at the space, the student will have to purchase themselves.

Oh! And we shouldn't forget to tell you...

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a 1-day pass to use within 1 month after your course to come back again.


Come and make at BKSS!

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Footwear Design

Footwear Design

FOOTWEAR DESIGN
280.00

Perfect for shoe lovers, and future shoe designers. 

This session will get you in the sketching groove, and will accomplish multiple designs, from both women's heels and athletic sneakers. You will also learn how to color in your sketches. It's normally a comfortable size class, so we can cater towards the style you wish to sketch. Come prepared to dive into sketching! Bring some reference images with you!

You'll be ready to take on the Technical Packaging course after this session. 
 

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TECHNICAL PACKAGING, FACTORY-READY SPECIFICATION

TECHNICAL PACKAGING, FACTORY-READY SPECIFICATION

TECHNICAL PACKAGING, FACTORY-READY SPECIFICATION
150.00

Bring your shoe designs and sketches!

The two-hour course will guide students from an initial design through to a factory ready spec sheet. By the end of class, you will freehand draw technical drawings of footwear and create a factory ready specification sheet. You will get advice on how to approach and execute the details and different perspectives. It’s all about learning to think and design in three dimensions The finished product is a combination of understanding form, function and all the components needed.

A perfect crash course for designers who already have sketches. Or- a perfect class to take after you take our sketching courses. 

* if you book together with SKETCH+COLOR+CAD course, you will receive a gift of Stiletto Palette Notebook.

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Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop
445.00

In this seven hour course, you will modify an existing pattern, trace and cut material, last the upper, prep the outsoles, and sole the mules.

It's an intensive, but fun one-day workshop to get your hands working on an easy pair!

$45 fee for Materials included

PLEASE SEND YOUR SHOE SIZE ahead of time. 

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#002 Pattern Making Class

#002 Pattern Making Class

#002 Pattern Making Class
250.00

In this 3-4 hour class, you will make a pattern for your own design. You will make both upper and lining patterns. This is a class you can take multiple times, depending on different designs you wish to create. Each style has a different pattern, and different tips and tricks. You can always come back for this class!

 

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Leather Slippers

Leather Slippers

Leather Slippers
145.00

A perfect gift!

In this Five-hour class, you will use a pattern that we provide, learn some hand-sewn techniques for leather working, and walk out with a pair of personalized vegetable tanned leather slippers! 

Materials (thread, veg tan leather, and rubber outsoles) are included in the course.

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Leather Techniques

Leather Techniques

Leather Techniques
150.00

In this 3-hour course, you will learn how to cut, hole punch, handstitch, and lace leather. You will come out of class with a key ring, small pouch, card case, bracelet, an electronic case (ipad/kindle/laptops)/clutches, or book cover. When you sign up, please indicate in the notes what product you would like to focus on.

All materials are included.

 

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WALLET MAKING

WALLET MAKING

WALLET MAKING WORKSHOP
90.00

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of hand sewing leather and create your own leather card holder. All materials are provided, including leather, tools, waxed threads and option of embossing words.

If you’ve never worked with leather before, this is a perfect introduction! Techniques include studding or hand sewing the wallet together, to create your own personalized wallet.

Join our Leather Techniques class for more detailed and advanced leather working techniques.

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Shoe Decorating

Shoe Decorating

Shoe Decorating Workshop
55.00

Bring your own shoes to this 2-hour shoe decorating session - all other materials included to revamp your shoes:

  • embroidery thread and needles
  • leather and fabric paints
  • rhinestones
  • adhesives
  • studs
  • leather applique materials
  • eyelets
  • hardware detail
  • leather to create tassels 

A fun, hands-on activity with the potential of bringing an older pair of shoes to life. Great for kids, a date, and an introduction to our workspace! Come get creative!

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Children's Footwear

Children's Footwear

Children's Footwear: Design. Sketch. Learn about footwear on a mass scale.
225.00

Learn about children's footwear by the industry's leading expert. For the majority of the class, you will experience designing, sketching children's footwear and being comfortable with drawing on your own. Learn about outsoles, lasts, and the importance of safety and comfort for children's footwear. We will also be covering the ins and outs of the mass production of footwear and what the process entails including regulations and guidelines for children's footwear. In addition we will spend a portion of the class covering the technical aspects of footwear and what it means to CAD and DETAIL.

 

The teacher Christine Pham is the lead designer of footwear for the children's brand Oshkosh B'gosh. Starting with a career with a double major in Economics and French, she pursued her dreams of becoming a footwear designer starting as an intern in NYC at a footwear company with little to no knowledge in the field. She built her knowledge and foundation over time and now has built a career as a lead designer for a major children's brand.

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Leather Belt Making Class

Leather Belt Making Class

Leather Belt Making Class
155.00

In this 3 hour course, students will learn some basic leather working techniques to create a belt from pattern to assembly. Finishing and edging will be covered and students will take home their very own handmade belt. 

1-2 sq ft of veg tan leather, hardware and tools included in the course. You will learn where to purchase some tools, and get to try out some of the teacher's in class.

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WEEKNIGHTS & WEEKEND 5-DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP #1

WEEKNIGHTS & WEEKEND 5-DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP #1

DAY 1 of the WEEKNIGHTS & WEEKEND 5-day intensive workshop

5-day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop
1,500.00

A 5-day intensive workshop making shoes or boots of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and is aimed for beginners.  For those who cannot take 5 days off work, we created a weeknight and weekend class going over the same program as well. We hope you can join us! 

For 5-days straight classes:

First day starts at 10:30am, with an INTRO TO SHOEMAKING session. Other four days will start at 10am.

WEEKNIGHTS & WEEKEND CLASSES:

You will take Intro#001 on a weeknight, and a patternmaking class on a weeknight or weekend. Then you come to the weekend classes. On the pull-down menu, you will see a WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND course. Please check all the dates and we hope you can make them to all.

In the first class: You will learn about lasts, how to measure your feet, how to draw your designs. The afternoon of the first day, or, the second class, you will make patterns of your designs. Then second day to the fifth-day, you will sew your uppers, last, sole, and make simple shoes and sandals of your own design. 

Materials included in this five day course are: Midsoles, Shanks, Toe Puffs, Heel counters. Upper and lining leathers available in the studio are also included for your pair, as well as variety of insole and outsole materials. 

We take you on a material shopping trip. Materials purchased on the trip will be the student's responsibility. Any materials that we don't have at the space, the student will have to purchase themselves.

Oh! And we shouldn't forget to tell you...

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a 1-day pass to use within 1 month after your course to come back again.


Come and make at BKSS!

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Introduction to Shoemaking

Introduction to Shoemaking

#001 Introduction to Shoe Making
65.00

This class is a 1.5-hour theory class on footwear structure, resources for materials & how to measure your feet. Get inspired and design your shoes-. After this class, you will be so motivated to create your designs!

It is a requirement for all the Intensive 3-day or 5 day workshops.

If you register for the 5-day workshop, the intro class is included in the total price. (Please sign up only to the 5-day workshop if you intend on signing up for the 5-day)

For other footwear courses, it is highly recommended to take this course as it covers a lot about basics of footwear and shoemaking lingo.

 

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Leather Tooling Techniques

Leather Tooling Techniques

Leather Tooling Techniques
115.00

In this 3-4 hour class students will learn the basics of leather tooling on vegetable tanned leather. Students will learn step by step how to draw, transfer, cut, tool, and oil their project. 

Students will take home a truly unique piece of art. 

Course taught by Emily Boksenbaum, a leather tooling guru who tools and constructs functional leather objects. 

1-2 sq ft of veg tan leather and tools included in the course. You will learn where to purchase some tools, and get to try out some of the teacher's in class.

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WEEKNIGHTS & WEEKENDS 5-DAY INTENSIVE #2

WEEKNIGHTS & WEEKENDS 5-DAY INTENSIVE #2

Day 2 of the Weeknight & Weekend series. Pattern Making

5-day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop
1,500.00

A 5-day intensive workshop making shoes or boots of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and is aimed for beginners.  For those who cannot take 5 days off work, we created a weeknight and weekend class going over the same program as well. We hope you can join us! 

For 5-days straight classes:

First day starts at 10:30am, with an INTRO TO SHOEMAKING session. Other four days will start at 10am.

WEEKNIGHTS & WEEKEND CLASSES:

You will take Intro#001 on a weeknight, and a patternmaking class on a weeknight or weekend. Then you come to the weekend classes. On the pull-down menu, you will see a WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND course. Please check all the dates and we hope you can make them to all.

In the first class: You will learn about lasts, how to measure your feet, how to draw your designs. The afternoon of the first day, or, the second class, you will make patterns of your designs. Then second day to the fifth-day, you will sew your uppers, last, sole, and make simple shoes and sandals of your own design. 

Materials included in this five day course are: Midsoles, Shanks, Toe Puffs, Heel counters. Upper and lining leathers available in the studio are also included for your pair, as well as variety of insole and outsole materials. 

We take you on a material shopping trip. Materials purchased on the trip will be the student's responsibility. Any materials that we don't have at the space, the student will have to purchase themselves.

Oh! And we shouldn't forget to tell you...

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a 1-day pass to use within 1 month after your course to come back again.


Come and make at BKSS!

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Quick Kicks: 2.5 Day Sneaker Class

Quick Kicks: 2.5 Day Sneaker Class

Quick Kicks: 2.5 Day Sneaker Class!
700.00

This class will quickly teach you some of the basic techniques of sneaker making. This is an accelerated class! (Literally half the time of the intensive)

To make this possible there will be minimal sewing and you will be using a prepared Master Pattern. 

Choices you will have: LO, MID or HI top sneaker.  (See photo example for MID height!) You will be able to customize your sneaker via material choices and simple design details: Topline, Laces, eyelets, pull tabs, topstitching...

We highly recommend upgrading to the 5-day sneaker making class for elaborate designs apart from the basic designs we will work with. As we have no time, lasts will not be modified, and everyone will work with Serena lasts.

THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!

Day 1 (Half day): Patternmaking, Cutting Leathers

Students will be able to choose leathers from our leather library. Materials are included. If you intend on going shopping to purchase your own leathers, that will be on your time and $.

Day 2 (Full day) : Stitch, Start Lasting

Day 3 (Full day) : Finish Lasting, Cupsole & Speedy Stitching, 

Walk out with a pair of custom sneakers in a weekend and still have time to go out! 

Make sure to book ahead to secure all the materials in your size.  All tools and supplies are included.

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Introduction to Shoemaking

Introduction to Shoemaking

#001 Introduction to Shoe Making
65.00

This class is a 1.5-hour theory class on footwear structure, resources for materials & how to measure your feet. Get inspired and design your shoes-. After this class, you will be so motivated to create your designs!

It is a requirement for all the Intensive 3-day or 5 day workshops.

If you register for the 5-day workshop, the intro class is included in the total price. (Please sign up only to the 5-day workshop if you intend on signing up for the 5-day)

For other footwear courses, it is highly recommended to take this course as it covers a lot about basics of footwear and shoemaking lingo.

 

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5-day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

5-day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

5-day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop
1,500.00

A 5-day intensive workshop making shoes or boots of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and is aimed for beginners.  For those who cannot take 5 days off work, we created a weeknight and weekend class going over the same program as well. We hope you can join us! 

For 5-days straight classes:

First day starts at 10:30am, with an INTRO TO SHOEMAKING session. Other four days will start at 10am.

WEEKNIGHTS & WEEKEND CLASSES:

You will take Intro#001 on a weeknight, and a patternmaking class on a weeknight or weekend. Then you come to the weekend classes. On the pull-down menu, you will see a WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND course. Please check all the dates and we hope you can make them to all.

In the first class: You will learn about lasts, how to measure your feet, how to draw your designs. The afternoon of the first day, or, the second class, you will make patterns of your designs. Then second day to the fifth-day, you will sew your uppers, last, sole, and make simple shoes and sandals of your own design. 

Materials included in this five day course are: Midsoles, Shanks, Toe Puffs, Heel counters. Upper and lining leathers available in the studio are also included for your pair, as well as variety of insole and outsole materials. 

We take you on a material shopping trip. Materials purchased on the trip will be the student's responsibility. Any materials that we don't have at the space, the student will have to purchase themselves.

Oh! And we shouldn't forget to tell you...

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a 1-day pass to use within 1 month after your course to come back again.


Come and make at BKSS!

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Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop
445.00

In this seven hour course, you will modify an existing pattern, trace and cut material, last the upper, prep the outsoles, and sole the mules.

It's an intensive, but fun one-day workshop to get your hands working on an easy pair!

$45 fee for Materials included

PLEASE SEND YOUR SHOE SIZE ahead of time. 

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Leather Bag Making

Leather Bag Making

Leather Bag Making
390.00

In this Bag Making course, students will create a leather tote bag. Students will choose their leather and hardware and learn how to construct the bag from start to finish.

The bag making course includes tuition and all the materials needed to make your bag. Leathers will be available to choose from on the day. No experience necessary.

**Class time may extend up to an additional hour if there are many enrollments, so please do not book bus or train tickets immediately after the scheduled end time of class. 

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WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND 5-DAY INTENSIVE #3

WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND 5-DAY INTENSIVE #3

Weeknights and weekend 5-day intensive class. #3. you will take your patterns you created, and start cutting the leathers and materials, and start stitching.

5-day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop
1,500.00

A 5-day intensive workshop making shoes or boots of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and is aimed for beginners.  For those who cannot take 5 days off work, we created a weeknight and weekend class going over the same program as well. We hope you can join us! 

For 5-days straight classes:

First day starts at 10:30am, with an INTRO TO SHOEMAKING session. Other four days will start at 10am.

WEEKNIGHTS & WEEKEND CLASSES:

You will take Intro#001 on a weeknight, and a patternmaking class on a weeknight or weekend. Then you come to the weekend classes. On the pull-down menu, you will see a WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND course. Please check all the dates and we hope you can make them to all.

In the first class: You will learn about lasts, how to measure your feet, how to draw your designs. The afternoon of the first day, or, the second class, you will make patterns of your designs. Then second day to the fifth-day, you will sew your uppers, last, sole, and make simple shoes and sandals of your own design. 

Materials included in this five day course are: Midsoles, Shanks, Toe Puffs, Heel counters. Upper and lining leathers available in the studio are also included for your pair, as well as variety of insole and outsole materials. 

We take you on a material shopping trip. Materials purchased on the trip will be the student's responsibility. Any materials that we don't have at the space, the student will have to purchase themselves.

Oh! And we shouldn't forget to tell you...

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a 1-day pass to use within 1 month after your course to come back again.


Come and make at BKSS!

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WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND 5-DAY INTENSIVE #4

WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND 5-DAY INTENSIVE #4

Second full-day of the weekend. You will be stitching the uppers and ready to last.

5-day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop
1,500.00

A 5-day intensive workshop making shoes or boots of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and is aimed for beginners.  For those who cannot take 5 days off work, we created a weeknight and weekend class going over the same program as well. We hope you can join us! 

For 5-days straight classes:

First day starts at 10:30am, with an INTRO TO SHOEMAKING session. Other four days will start at 10am.

WEEKNIGHTS & WEEKEND CLASSES:

You will take Intro#001 on a weeknight, and a patternmaking class on a weeknight or weekend. Then you come to the weekend classes. On the pull-down menu, you will see a WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND course. Please check all the dates and we hope you can make them to all.

In the first class: You will learn about lasts, how to measure your feet, how to draw your designs. The afternoon of the first day, or, the second class, you will make patterns of your designs. Then second day to the fifth-day, you will sew your uppers, last, sole, and make simple shoes and sandals of your own design. 

Materials included in this five day course are: Midsoles, Shanks, Toe Puffs, Heel counters. Upper and lining leathers available in the studio are also included for your pair, as well as variety of insole and outsole materials. 

We take you on a material shopping trip. Materials purchased on the trip will be the student's responsibility. Any materials that we don't have at the space, the student will have to purchase themselves.

Oh! And we shouldn't forget to tell you...

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a 1-day pass to use within 1 month after your course to come back again.


Come and make at BKSS!

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Footwear Design

Footwear Design

FOOTWEAR DESIGN
280.00

Perfect for shoe lovers, and future shoe designers. 

This session will get you in the sketching groove, and will accomplish multiple designs, from both women's heels and athletic sneakers. You will also learn how to color in your sketches. It's normally a comfortable size class, so we can cater towards the style you wish to sketch. Come prepared to dive into sketching! Bring some reference images with you!

You'll be ready to take on the Technical Packaging course after this session. 
 

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TECHNICAL PACKAGING, FACTORY-READY SPECIFICATION

TECHNICAL PACKAGING, FACTORY-READY SPECIFICATION

TECHNICAL PACKAGING, FACTORY-READY SPECIFICATION
150.00

Bring your shoe designs and sketches!

The two-hour course will guide students from an initial design through to a factory ready spec sheet. By the end of class, you will freehand draw technical drawings of footwear and create a factory ready specification sheet. You will get advice on how to approach and execute the details and different perspectives. It’s all about learning to think and design in three dimensions The finished product is a combination of understanding form, function and all the components needed.

A perfect crash course for designers who already have sketches. Or- a perfect class to take after you take our sketching courses. 

* if you book together with SKETCH+COLOR+CAD course, you will receive a gift of Stiletto Palette Notebook.

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Leather Techniques

Leather Techniques

Leather Techniques
150.00

In this 3-hour course, you will learn how to cut, hole punch, handstitch, and lace leather. You will come out of class with a key ring, small pouch, card case, bracelet, an electronic case (ipad/kindle/laptops)/clutches, or book cover. When you sign up, please indicate in the notes what product you would like to focus on.

All materials are included.

 

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WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND 5-DAY INTENSIVE #5

WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND 5-DAY INTENSIVE #5

Third full day- You will be finished lasting your pairs by the end of the day.

5-day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop
1,500.00

A 5-day intensive workshop making shoes or boots of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and is aimed for beginners.  For those who cannot take 5 days off work, we created a weeknight and weekend class going over the same program as well. We hope you can join us! 

For 5-days straight classes:

First day starts at 10:30am, with an INTRO TO SHOEMAKING session. Other four days will start at 10am.

WEEKNIGHTS & WEEKEND CLASSES:

You will take Intro#001 on a weeknight, and a patternmaking class on a weeknight or weekend. Then you come to the weekend classes. On the pull-down menu, you will see a WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND course. Please check all the dates and we hope you can make them to all.

In the first class: You will learn about lasts, how to measure your feet, how to draw your designs. The afternoon of the first day, or, the second class, you will make patterns of your designs. Then second day to the fifth-day, you will sew your uppers, last, sole, and make simple shoes and sandals of your own design. 

Materials included in this five day course are: Midsoles, Shanks, Toe Puffs, Heel counters. Upper and lining leathers available in the studio are also included for your pair, as well as variety of insole and outsole materials. 

We take you on a material shopping trip. Materials purchased on the trip will be the student's responsibility. Any materials that we don't have at the space, the student will have to purchase themselves.

Oh! And we shouldn't forget to tell you...

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a 1-day pass to use within 1 month after your course to come back again.


Come and make at BKSS!

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Leather Tooling Techniques

Leather Tooling Techniques

Leather Tooling Techniques
115.00

In this 3-4 hour class students will learn the basics of leather tooling on vegetable tanned leather. Students will learn step by step how to draw, transfer, cut, tool, and oil their project. 

Students will take home a truly unique piece of art. 

Course taught by Emily Boksenbaum, a leather tooling guru who tools and constructs functional leather objects. 

1-2 sq ft of veg tan leather and tools included in the course. You will learn where to purchase some tools, and get to try out some of the teacher's in class.

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WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND 5-DAY INTENSIVE #6

WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND 5-DAY INTENSIVE #6

Last day of the weekend series. You will sole your bottoms and finish up!

5-day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop
1,500.00

A 5-day intensive workshop making shoes or boots of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and is aimed for beginners.  For those who cannot take 5 days off work, we created a weeknight and weekend class going over the same program as well. We hope you can join us! 

For 5-days straight classes:

First day starts at 10:30am, with an INTRO TO SHOEMAKING session. Other four days will start at 10am.

WEEKNIGHTS & WEEKEND CLASSES:

You will take Intro#001 on a weeknight, and a patternmaking class on a weeknight or weekend. Then you come to the weekend classes. On the pull-down menu, you will see a WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND course. Please check all the dates and we hope you can make them to all.

In the first class: You will learn about lasts, how to measure your feet, how to draw your designs. The afternoon of the first day, or, the second class, you will make patterns of your designs. Then second day to the fifth-day, you will sew your uppers, last, sole, and make simple shoes and sandals of your own design. 

Materials included in this five day course are: Midsoles, Shanks, Toe Puffs, Heel counters. Upper and lining leathers available in the studio are also included for your pair, as well as variety of insole and outsole materials. 

We take you on a material shopping trip. Materials purchased on the trip will be the student's responsibility. Any materials that we don't have at the space, the student will have to purchase themselves.

Oh! And we shouldn't forget to tell you...

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a 1-day pass to use within 1 month after your course to come back again.


Come and make at BKSS!

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WALLET MAKING

WALLET MAKING

WALLET MAKING WORKSHOP
90.00

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of hand sewing leather and create your own leather card holder. All materials are provided, including leather, tools, waxed threads and option of embossing words.

If you’ve never worked with leather before, this is a perfect introduction! Techniques include studding or hand sewing the wallet together, to create your own personalized wallet.

Join our Leather Techniques class for more detailed and advanced leather working techniques.

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3 Day Heels Class

3 Day Heels Class

3-Day Stiletto Class
780.00

Due to high demand, we are starting this quick 3-day stiletto class. 

In this 3-day workshop, you will learn how to make high heels from start to finish. 

Day1- Design, pattern making, and cutting the leathers

Day 2-Stitch the uppers and start lasting

Day 3- Finish lasting and attach heels and sole the shoes

 

All components and materials, uppers and lining included in the tuition. 

In this class, we will use pointy-toe lasts with a 3.5-inch heel height. 

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5-day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

5-day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

5-day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop
1,500.00

A 5-day intensive workshop making shoes or boots of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and is aimed for beginners.  For those who cannot take 5 days off work, we created a weeknight and weekend class going over the same program as well. We hope you can join us! 

For 5-days straight classes:

First day starts at 10:30am, with an INTRO TO SHOEMAKING session. Other four days will start at 10am.

WEEKNIGHTS & WEEKEND CLASSES:

You will take Intro#001 on a weeknight, and a patternmaking class on a weeknight or weekend. Then you come to the weekend classes. On the pull-down menu, you will see a WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND course. Please check all the dates and we hope you can make them to all.

In the first class: You will learn about lasts, how to measure your feet, how to draw your designs. The afternoon of the first day, or, the second class, you will make patterns of your designs. Then second day to the fifth-day, you will sew your uppers, last, sole, and make simple shoes and sandals of your own design. 

Materials included in this five day course are: Midsoles, Shanks, Toe Puffs, Heel counters. Upper and lining leathers available in the studio are also included for your pair, as well as variety of insole and outsole materials. 

We take you on a material shopping trip. Materials purchased on the trip will be the student's responsibility. Any materials that we don't have at the space, the student will have to purchase themselves.

Oh! And we shouldn't forget to tell you...

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a 1-day pass to use within 1 month after your course to come back again.


Come and make at BKSS!

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Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop
445.00

In this seven hour course, you will modify an existing pattern, trace and cut material, last the upper, prep the outsoles, and sole the mules.

It's an intensive, but fun one-day workshop to get your hands working on an easy pair!

$45 fee for Materials included

PLEASE SEND YOUR SHOE SIZE ahead of time. 

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Children's Footwear

Children's Footwear

Children's Footwear: Design. Sketch. Learn about footwear on a mass scale.
225.00

Learn about children's footwear by the industry's leading expert. For the majority of the class, you will experience designing, sketching children's footwear and being comfortable with drawing on your own. Learn about outsoles, lasts, and the importance of safety and comfort for children's footwear. We will also be covering the ins and outs of the mass production of footwear and what the process entails including regulations and guidelines for children's footwear. In addition we will spend a portion of the class covering the technical aspects of footwear and what it means to CAD and DETAIL.

 

The teacher Christine Pham is the lead designer of footwear for the children's brand Oshkosh B'gosh. Starting with a career with a double major in Economics and French, she pursued her dreams of becoming a footwear designer starting as an intern in NYC at a footwear company with little to no knowledge in the field. She built her knowledge and foundation over time and now has built a career as a lead designer for a major children's brand.

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Leather Belt Making Class

Leather Belt Making Class

Leather Belt Making Class
155.00

In this 3 hour course, students will learn some basic leather working techniques to create a belt from pattern to assembly. Finishing and edging will be covered and students will take home their very own handmade belt. 

1-2 sq ft of veg tan leather, hardware and tools included in the course. You will learn where to purchase some tools, and get to try out some of the teacher's in class.

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Leather Bag Making

Leather Bag Making

Leather Bag Making
390.00

In this Bag Making course, students will create a leather tote bag. Students will choose their leather and hardware and learn how to construct the bag from start to finish.

The bag making course includes tuition and all the materials needed to make your bag. Leathers will be available to choose from on the day. No experience necessary.

**Class time may extend up to an additional hour if there are many enrollments, so please do not book bus or train tickets immediately after the scheduled end time of class. 

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Quick Kicks: 2.5 Day Sneaker Class

Quick Kicks: 2.5 Day Sneaker Class

Quick Kicks: 2.5 Day Sneaker Class!
700.00

This class will quickly teach you some of the basic techniques of sneaker making. This is an accelerated class! (Literally half the time of the intensive)

To make this possible there will be minimal sewing and you will be using a prepared Master Pattern. 

Choices you will have: LO, MID or HI top sneaker.  (See photo example for MID height!) You will be able to customize your sneaker via material choices and simple design details: Topline, Laces, eyelets, pull tabs, topstitching...

We highly recommend upgrading to the 5-day sneaker making class for elaborate designs apart from the basic designs we will work with. As we have no time, lasts will not be modified, and everyone will work with Serena lasts.

THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!

Day 1 (Half day): Patternmaking, Cutting Leathers

Students will be able to choose leathers from our leather library. Materials are included. If you intend on going shopping to purchase your own leathers, that will be on your time and $.

Day 2 (Full day) : Stitch, Start Lasting

Day 3 (Full day) : Finish Lasting, Cupsole & Speedy Stitching, 

Walk out with a pair of custom sneakers in a weekend and still have time to go out! 

Make sure to book ahead to secure all the materials in your size.  All tools and supplies are included.

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Leather Techniques

Leather Techniques

Leather Techniques
150.00

In this 3-hour course, you will learn how to cut, hole punch, handstitch, and lace leather. You will come out of class with a key ring, small pouch, card case, bracelet, an electronic case (ipad/kindle/laptops)/clutches, or book cover. When you sign up, please indicate in the notes what product you would like to focus on.

All materials are included.

 

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Footwear Design

Footwear Design

FOOTWEAR DESIGN
280.00

Perfect for shoe lovers, and future shoe designers. 

This session will get you in the sketching groove, and will accomplish multiple designs, from both women's heels and athletic sneakers. You will also learn how to color in your sketches. It's normally a comfortable size class, so we can cater towards the style you wish to sketch. Come prepared to dive into sketching! Bring some reference images with you!

You'll be ready to take on the Technical Packaging course after this session. 
 

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TECHNICAL PACKAGING, FACTORY-READY SPECIFICATION

TECHNICAL PACKAGING, FACTORY-READY SPECIFICATION

TECHNICAL PACKAGING, FACTORY-READY SPECIFICATION
150.00

Bring your shoe designs and sketches!

The two-hour course will guide students from an initial design through to a factory ready spec sheet. By the end of class, you will freehand draw technical drawings of footwear and create a factory ready specification sheet. You will get advice on how to approach and execute the details and different perspectives. It’s all about learning to think and design in three dimensions The finished product is a combination of understanding form, function and all the components needed.

A perfect crash course for designers who already have sketches. Or- a perfect class to take after you take our sketching courses. 

* if you book together with SKETCH+COLOR+CAD course, you will receive a gift of Stiletto Palette Notebook.

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Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop

Slides & Mule Making Workshop
445.00

In this seven hour course, you will modify an existing pattern, trace and cut material, last the upper, prep the outsoles, and sole the mules.

It's an intensive, but fun one-day workshop to get your hands working on an easy pair!

$45 fee for Materials included

PLEASE SEND YOUR SHOE SIZE ahead of time. 

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5-day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

5-day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop

5-day Intensive Shoemaking Workshop
1,500.00

A 5-day intensive workshop making shoes or boots of your own design! This will be a cemented shoe construction class, and is aimed for beginners.  For those who cannot take 5 days off work, we created a weeknight and weekend class going over the same program as well. We hope you can join us! 

For 5-days straight classes:

First day starts at 10:30am, with an INTRO TO SHOEMAKING session. Other four days will start at 10am.

WEEKNIGHTS & WEEKEND CLASSES:

You will take Intro#001 on a weeknight, and a patternmaking class on a weeknight or weekend. Then you come to the weekend classes. On the pull-down menu, you will see a WEEKNIGHT & WEEKEND course. Please check all the dates and we hope you can make them to all.

In the first class: You will learn about lasts, how to measure your feet, how to draw your designs. The afternoon of the first day, or, the second class, you will make patterns of your designs. Then second day to the fifth-day, you will sew your uppers, last, sole, and make simple shoes and sandals of your own design. 

Materials included in this five day course are: Midsoles, Shanks, Toe Puffs, Heel counters. Upper and lining leathers available in the studio are also included for your pair, as well as variety of insole and outsole materials. 

We take you on a material shopping trip. Materials purchased on the trip will be the student's responsibility. Any materials that we don't have at the space, the student will have to purchase themselves.

Oh! And we shouldn't forget to tell you...

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a 1-day pass to use within 1 month after your course to come back again.


Come and make at BKSS!

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WALLET MAKING

WALLET MAKING

WALLET MAKING WORKSHOP
90.00

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of hand sewing leather and create your own leather card holder. All materials are provided, including leather, tools, waxed threads and option of embossing words.

If you’ve never worked with leather before, this is a perfect introduction! Techniques include studding or hand sewing the wallet together, to create your own personalized wallet.

Join our Leather Techniques class for more detailed and advanced leather working techniques.

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3 Day Stiletto Class

3-Day Stiletto Class
780.00

Due to high demand, we are starting this quick 3-day stiletto class. 

In this 3-day workshop, you will learn how to make high heels from start to finish. 

Day1- Design, pattern making, and cutting the leathers

Day 2-Stitch the uppers and start lasting

Day 3- Finish lasting and attach heels and sole the shoes

 

All components and materials, uppers and lining included in the tuition. 

In this class, we will use pointy-toe lasts with a 3.5-inch heel height. 

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