Shoemaking #001: Introduction

at Brooklyn Shoe Space - Williamsburg

Course Details
$95 6 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Nov 04, 10:00am - 12:00pm

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Williamsburg, Brooklyn
224 Roebling St
Btwn S 2nd & S 3rd Streets
Brooklyn, New York 11211
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 15 and older
Average Class Size: 8

What you'll learn in this shoemaking class:

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 6-day workshop, the intro class is included in the total price. (Please sign up only to the 6-day workshop if you intend on signing up for the 6-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.


Q: Can I make up a class if I miss one?
No, but you will have time to catch up with the teacher. You can coordinate to come to the next session available. 1 week advance notice is necessary for any changes.

Q: Is a certificate of completion available to me after completing their class?
A: Yes

Q: Is a professional certificate available to me after completing their class?
A: No

Q: Can I take home what I make in this class?
A: Yes

Q: Is this class hands on?
A: Yes

Q: Is there anything else I should be aware of to be prepared for class?
A: Yes, bringing notebooks and ideas applicable to the class would be great.

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Refund Policy
Brooklyn Shoe Space does not accept refunds. You can reschedule another date for the class you missed.


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10:00am - 12:00pm TBD 1 $95
10:00am - 12:00pm TBD 1 $95
7:00pm - 9:00pm TBD 1 $95
10:00am - 12:00pm TBD 1 $95
7:00pm - 9:00pm TBD 1 $95

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Question from Terry O.
Are these men and women's shoes?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Basil! Intro class is a theory class and won’t be making shoes. It’s talking about the construction of shoes and components and steps and lastly, you measure your feet, to know what size lasts to use for your project. Both men and women's shoes will be discussed. Hope this helps!

Reviews of Classes at Brooklyn Shoe Space (185)

(185 Reviews)
Shoemaking #001: Introduction
Reviewed by Terry O. on 9/17/2019
Great place, lovely people, had a great time and learned a good deal about the process.
Shoemaking #001: Introduction
Reviewed by Anonymous on 2/9/2019
It was an introductory class that got me hungry for more. Cool space too. Good vibes.
Shoemaking #001: Introduction
Reviewed by Aliya J. on 4/19/2018
I loved this class. It was a great insite to the ins and outs of show making. I loved doing all of the measurements and discoving new things about my feel, i.e. sizing. I can’t wait to take the next level.
Shoemaking #001: Introduction
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/21/2017
Really bad. We just measured our feet. They should've given a better overview of the shoe making process
Shoemaking #001: Introduction
Reviewed by Suna A. on 7/24/2017
I attended the class with much enthusiasm and excitement to learn the initial processes or at least thinking that goes into shoemaking but I left somewhat dismayed as the only thing of value I learned in an hour and a half was how to measure my feet. I would recommend that perhaps more thought is put into introducing the concepts of shoe making with samples that are set up on the table for students to see instead of watching the instructor looking for misplaced items. The instructor Keiko is really sweet but I'm used to more structure and valuable information being shared in a course I pay for, not waiting and wondering.
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Brooklyn Shoe Space's mission is to offer a fully equipped studio space for shoemakers, to be a reliable resource for shoe designers, to encourage creativity in our community through fun educational programming, and to make shoemaking accessible to a wider audience.  

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