5 day workshop

5 DAY SHOEMAKING WORKSHOPS $1200 (materials included)

On this workshop you'll be designing and making a pair of custom shoes. Choose from the following styles:
Derby
Monk strap
Chukka
Platform wedge

Day 1: Designing and selecting leather. Day 2: Sewing. Day 3: Sewing cont. Day 4: Lasting. Day 5: Attaching soles.

Check out the Galleries below for style examples or the Shoe School Pinterest page. Send me an image of the kind of shoes that inspire you and we can start a shoe discussion!

Shoe lasts (forms) determine the shape of your final shoe. Chose from Dress, Nature, Point, Character or Sneaker. Check out the Last Gallery.

Classes are held 10-5pm daily. Beginners are welcome. A $250 deposit secures your place on this workshop. Check out the FAQ page for further information.  

If you would like to add an extra days patternmaking to your workshop, please see the 1 Day Patternmaking workshop below for details.

Max boot height of 18cm. Choose from foam (EVA), crepe rubber and leather soling materials. Heel height depends on your choice of shoe last.

For information, shoe talk and to register email Lou: shoeschoolnz@gmail.com

2 day Sandal

2 DAY SANDAL WORKSHOP $425 Wellington (materials included)

Day 1: Designing. Day 2: Construction

Create a pair of sandals, custom made to fit your feet! You can choose from a range of leather, fastenings and soling options. Check out the Gallery below for examples or the Pinterest page for inspiration.

This is a fantastic introduction to the art of leathercraft and you will take home the skills and resources to create further pairs. 

Classes are held 10-5pm daily. Beginners are welcome. A $150 deposit secures your place on this workshop. Check out the FAQ page for further information. 

For information, shoe talk and to register email Lou: shoeschoolnz@gmail.com

 

 
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1 DAY LEATHER SNEAKER SHOE or BOOT $350 (materials included)

Choose from 5 classic styles:
Super high-top boot
High-top boot
Low-top shoe
Super low-top shoe

Making a pair of shoes is not only a transformative experience, it is a skill that has almost disappeared in NZ. Shoe School is changing this by giving you the skills to make your own shoes. Our Sneaker workshop is our most accessible of all, there is no specialised equipment involved and you'll be wearing a pair of shoes - of your own creation - in just one day!

Classes are held 10-5pm. A deposit of $100 secures your booking. Check out the FAQ page for further information.

For information and to register email Lou: shoeschoolnz@gmail.com.

 
1 day Pattern

1 DAY DERBY SHOE or BOOT PATTERNMAKING WORKSHOP $95 (materials included)

On this this workshop you will draft a patterns for a pair of Derby shoes or boots. You will create a 'Canvas', 'Mean Forme', 'Standard' and a mock-up paper pattern using 'lasts' (shoe forms). Beginners are welcome.

Classes are held 10-5pm. A deposit of $35 secures your booking. Check out the FAQ page for further information.

For information and to register email Lou: shoeschoolnz@gmail.com.

 
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3HR COLLAR or CUFF WORKSHOP $70

Create a custom made collar or cuff. Choose from a variety of leathers and fixtures. Workshop includes materials for x1 collar or cuff, materials for more available at an additional cost (average price: med collar $15, lrg $30).

Classes are held 6.30-9.30pm. Check out the FAQ page for further information.

For information and to register email Lou: shoeschoolnz@gmail.com.