Oxford Upper Making with Yuji

Oxford Upper Making with Yuji

Bespoke Upper Making Workshop with Yuji
640.00

Once you've completed the patternmaking course with Yuji, use your patterns to create your Derby or Oxford style uppers in this 2.5-day workshop.

Learn traditional techniques of closing uppers: clicking, skiving, machine sewing, handstitching. 

Taught by Yuji, whose bespoke shoes are all handmade, using centuries-old traditional methods. Bespoke shoes can only be found in specific made-to-measure stores, and nowadays have become a rare sight. With the detailed fitting phase you will go through, the shoes will fit perfectly to your feet. Your shoes will age beautifully to complement your exquisite style. 

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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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3-Day Heels Class

3-Day Heels Class

3-Day Heels Class
780.00

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

You will have a choice of 3.5 - 4 inch chunky heels or stiletto type heels. 

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Handwelting with Yuji

Handwelting with Yuji

HANDWELTED SHOEMAKING WITH YUJI
2,460.00

Learn traditional methods of handwelted shoemaking with the uppers you've created with Yuji. Handwelting adds a level of luxury to your handmade shoes and can ensure your shoes will last a lifetime.    

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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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5-day intensive

5-day 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.


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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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Chukka Boot Making Class

Chukka Boot Making Class

Chukka Boot Making Class
680.00

This course is taught by Aaron Osborn, co-founder of the brand Osborn Shoes, and in general, a fun guy :)

In this 2-day course (or a 4 evening course), you will learn how to make a pair of boots using Osborn shoe last, patterns, and welted Vibram rubber sole. You will leave class with a finished pair of boots for you to wear proudly around - you made them!

This class is for both women and men (size 6 women - size 12 men).

Upon purchase/registration, we will contact you prior to class to finalize some info (like your shoe size). Workshops are about 6-7 hours in length each day. And we will have a break for lunch in between. 

Students trace the patterns, cut the uppers, sew them by hand, and assemble the uppers. Lasting will be assisted by Aaron, and the Vibram soles are attached with non-toxic glue (low-voc). Small class sizes to ensure a fun and productive time.

*If you have your own leather color you'd like to use - you are allowed to bring that to class to use instead of what we have in stock. 

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Handwelting with Yuji

Handwelting with Yuji

HANDWELTED SHOEMAKING WITH YUJI
2,460.00

Learn traditional methods of handwelted shoemaking with the uppers you've created with Yuji. Handwelting adds a level of luxury to your handmade shoes and can ensure your shoes will last a lifetime.    

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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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Centering Your Brand

Centering Your Brand

CENTERING YOUR BRAND - with Bliss Lau and Jasmine Takanikos -
125.00

CENTERING YOUR BRAND - WORKSHOP SERIES -

An interactive workshop on the fundamentals of brand building and business development, Lau & Takanikos will provide active frameworks for beginning the process of shaping and refining your brand. You can expect to learn the principles behind brand building and how to apply these lessons to your business, inclusive of pricing structure, brand identity & social media strategies. 

 

Please bring your designs- you will be sent a socratic questionnaire prior to the class to prepare for the Centering Your Brand process.  

 

The class will be taught by:

BLISS LAU: Bliss Lau's visionary approach to jewelry design is intrinsically rooted in the concept of jewelry as a physical experience — inspired by sensuality and structure. Throughout the evolution of her work, Bliss has elegantly juxtaposed dichotomous relationships — bold and delicate, bound and free, organic and linear— and embraced the interplay between them to create both fluid and kinetic forms. 

Raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and educated at Parsons, Bliss Lau is based in New York City where she frequently draws inspiration from such diverse sources as the bold writing of Anaïs Nin, the mathematically precise art of M.C. Escher and the elegant architecture of the Chrysler Building and Brooklyn Bridge.

Dedicated to supporting the next generation of designers, Bliss teaches workshops throughout the world, including Centering Your Brand, a first-of-its-kind workshop intensive at Parsons School of Design, created with co-teacher and brand strategist Jasmine Takanikos.

JASMINE TAKANIKOS: Jasmine Takanikos is a branding and marketing strategist, as a professor at PARSONS she has created her own curriculum for the continuing-ed department called Centering Your Brand. She has deep roots in lifestyle branding, running her consultancy for the past 11 years her
work spans industries with clients in wellness, sportswear, real estate, fashion to name a few. Takanikos’s method on the positioning of self- BrandHuman is in global partnership with Soho House, she holds talks monthly in LA, Malibu and New York.

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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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#001 Introduction to Shoemaking

#001 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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Children's Footwear

Children's Footwear

Children's Footwear: Design. Sketch. Learn about footwear on a mass scale.
from 175.00

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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Handwelting with Yuji

Handwelting with Yuji

HANDWELTED SHOEMAKING WITH YUJI
2,460.00

Learn traditional methods of handwelted shoemaking with the uppers you've created with Yuji. Handwelting adds a level of luxury to your handmade shoes and can ensure your shoes will last a lifetime.    

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Espadrille Workshop

Espadrille Workshop

Espadrille Workshop
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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Sneaker Making Workshop

Sneaker Making Workshop

SNEAKER MAKING WORKSHOP
1,500.00

From June 2017 and on, we will be combining the class with the 5 day intensive class.

As with all our five-day intensive classes, the class will move fast! This class will teach you basic techniques.

We encourage every student to bring in sketches of shoes they'd like to make.  (Sneaker sketching classes are available buildling up to this class) However, please understand that we may need to simplify complex designs in order to complete them in a week.  

Day1: Patternmaking, We hope students will be able to choose leathers from our leather library. Materials available at the space are included. If you intend on going shopping to purchase your own leathers or hardware that we don't have on hand, that will be on your time and $.

Day2: cutting leathers, start stitching

Day3: finish stitching, start lasting

Day4: lasting complete

Day5: learn how to build your EVA foam + Rubber outsoles and/or Deconstruct a new pair of shoes for their outsoles and reuse for your new pair.

Come and spend five days with us and make a pair for yourself!

Make sure to book ahead to secure all the materials in your size. 

All tools and supplies are included, except for any special materials not available at the space.

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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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Handwelting with Yuji

Handwelting with Yuji

HANDWELTED SHOEMAKING WITH YUJI
2,460.00

Learn traditional methods of handwelted shoemaking with the uppers you've created with Yuji. Handwelting adds a level of luxury to your handmade shoes and can ensure your shoes will last a lifetime.    

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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 Bag Making

Leather Bag Making

Leather Bag Making
430.00

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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3-Day Heels Class

3-Day Heels Class

3-Day Heels Class
780.00

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

You will have a choice of 3.5 - 4 inch chunky heels or stiletto type heels. 

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Handwelting with Yuji

Handwelting with Yuji

HANDWELTED SHOEMAKING WITH YUJI
2,460.00

Learn traditional methods of handwelted shoemaking with the uppers you've created with Yuji. Handwelting adds a level of luxury to your handmade shoes and can ensure your shoes will last a lifetime.    

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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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WALLET MAKING

WALLET MAKING

WALLET MAKING WORKSHOP
90.00

In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of working with 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.

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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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Handwelting with Yuji

Handwelting with Yuji

HANDWELTED SHOEMAKING WITH YUJI
2,460.00

Learn traditional methods of handwelted shoemaking with the uppers you've created with Yuji. Handwelting adds a level of luxury to your handmade shoes and can ensure your shoes will last a lifetime.    

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5-Day Intensive Shoemaking Course

5-Day Intensive Shoemaking Course

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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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 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).

PCs and Macs are both welcome, there are interface / feature differences, but they're minimal in the context of this type of 3d modeling.

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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Handwelting with Yuji

Handwelting with Yuji

HANDWELTED SHOEMAKING WITH YUJI
2,460.00

Learn traditional methods of handwelted shoemaking with the uppers you've created with Yuji. Handwelting adds a level of luxury to your handmade shoes and can ensure your shoes will last a lifetime.    

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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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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 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 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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Women's Flat Making Workshop

Women's Flat Making Workshop

WOMEN'S FLAT MAKING WORKSHOP
650.00

This two-day workshop (or a Four evening workshop) is taught by Aaron Osborn, co-founder of the brand Osborn Shoes and in general, a fun guy :)

Learn how to make a pair of simple and beautiful flats, using our Osborn shoe last, patterns and leather outsoles. You will leave class with a finished pair of flats for you to wear proudly around - you made them!

Beginners are welcome!!

Upon purchase/registration, we will contact you prior to class to finalize some info (like your shoe size). We have lasts for women only. Workshops are about 5-6 hours in length each day.

Students trace the patterns, cut the uppers, sew them by hand, and assemble the uppers. Lasting will be assisted by Aaron.

*If you have your own leather color you'd like to use - you are allowed to bring that to class to use instead of what we have in stock*

 

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Handwelting withYuji

Handwelting withYuji

HANDWELTED SHOEMAKING WITH YUJI
2,460.00

Learn traditional methods of handwelted shoemaking with the uppers you've created with Yuji. Handwelting adds a level of luxury to your handmade shoes and can ensure your shoes will last a lifetime.    

Please view gallery for more photos from past students.

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Espadrille Workshop

Espadrille Workshop

Espadrille Workshop
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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Chukka Boot Making Class

Chukka Boot Making Class

Chukka Boot Making Class
680.00

This course is taught by Aaron Osborn, co-founder of the brand Osborn Shoes, and in general, a fun guy :)

In this 2-day course (or a 4 evening course), you will learn how to make a pair of boots using Osborn shoe last, patterns, and welted Vibram rubber sole. You will leave class with a finished pair of boots for you to wear proudly around - you made them!

This class is for both women and men (size 6 women - size 12 men).

Upon purchase/registration, we will contact you prior to class to finalize some info (like your shoe size). Workshops are about 6-7 hours in length each day. And we will have a break for lunch in between. 

Students trace the patterns, cut the uppers, sew them by hand, and assemble the uppers. Lasting will be assisted by Aaron, and the Vibram soles are attached with non-toxic glue (low-voc). Small class sizes to ensure a fun and productive time.

*If you have your own leather color you'd like to use - you are allowed to bring that to class to use instead of what we have in stock. 

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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 working with 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.

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3-Day Heels Class

3-Day Heels Class

3-Day Heels Class
780.00

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

You will have a choice of 3.5 - 4 inch chunky heels or stiletto type heels. 

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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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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.


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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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Espadrille Workshop

Espadrille Workshop

Espadrille Workshop
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 Bag Making

Leather Bag Making

Leather Bag Making
430.00

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.
from 175.00

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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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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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
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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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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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 working with 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.

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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 Heels Class
780.00

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

You will have a choice of 3.5 - 4 inch chunky heels or stiletto type heels. 

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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
430.00

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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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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