You will complete one pair of re-purposed Converse All Star hightops and gain an arsenal of knowledge; the tips and tricks such as different leather hand sewing and applique processes. You will be able to apply this knowledge on your own future projects!
Justin Saladino will be your teaher. FIT Grad, had multiple endeavors as Italian factory artisan apprentice, shoe store owner, designer and owner of the shoe line J.Saladino based in Italy.
Please bring sketch and photo Ideas.
Day 1 FRIDAY : Finalize your design concept, go shopping for hardware and materials together with the teacher. In the later half of the day, you will make patterns.
Day 2 SATURDAY: Construction to completion
If you sign up ahead of time, you will give us your shoe size, and we will have your shoe size converse available for you. If you have one you can upcycle, please bring your own- worn or unworn. (Unworn is much more pleasant to work with;) )
Special trims and decorative material that you will purchase in the shopping trip will be at the student's expense. Materials and hardware we have in the studio are available to use and is included in the class.