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Here's the full line up of classes while we're around.
* all classes will be held at Willie's Shoe Service:
1174 S la Brea Avenue los angeles 90019
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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.
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.
This class is a 2-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 motivated to create your designs!
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. It will give you a little time in between this class and your 3-day class you intend to take, to prepare supplies or order custom lasts ahead of time.
In this 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 for your new designs!
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!
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.
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.
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!