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Shoemaking (Beginner and Intermediate)

at Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan - Upper West Side

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Upper West Side, Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave
At W 76th St
New York, New York 10023
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Description
Class Level: Intermediate
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this shoemaking class:

Design and create a pair of fabulous shoes in this creative and popular course. Get exactly what you want and have a perfect fit. Beginners will make a pair of flats, pumps, or a men's style. Intermediate to advanced students can create boots, experimental footwear, or other types of shoes. Learn pattern-making, how to cut leather, assembling the shoe on a last, and finishing methods. This course uses environmentally safe products and techniques; soles are attached by a shoe repair shop for health and safety reasons.

This course uses environmentally safe products and techniques. 

Purchase your own materials with a supply list that will be provided on the first class. Register early to secure a place.

School Notes:
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, while we are a Jewish community center, nothing about our art classes are religious and all are welcome in our building at all times.

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The school operates on a credit only policy and does not issue any refunds unless otherwise advised and approved by a program director, or only in the event that the school must cancel the program. The credit can be redeemed for any program (and most services) at the school, can be used by any family member on your account, and carries no expiration date. 

For a cooking class, a student needs to cancel 72 hrs before the class starts in order to receive a full credit.

For Studio Arts Classes, a student needs to cancel 48 hrs before the class starts in order to receive a full credit.

For programs that meet fewer than 3 times: during the costs and booking commitments associated with one or two-shoot programs, the school regrets that they cannot offer any school's credit for programs, classes, or events that meet fewer than three times per programming season. Additionally, the school cannot be responsible for providing make-ups or issuing any credit for programs missed as a result of personal scheduling conflicts, illness, emergencies, or other circumstances beyond their control.

For programs that meet 3+ times: students may receive school's credit for withdrawal from a program when their cancellation request conforms to the timetable outlined below. There is a $15 processing fee for all transfers and cancellations. 50% school credit will be granted for withdrawal from a school program when a written request is received before the second class. After the second class, JCC credit cannot be granted. (however, students may transfer from one class to another of equal or lesser value if there is space availability and with the program director's approval.) All cancellation request must be submitted to CourseHorse at [email protected] Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your cancellation request and be mindful of the timetable described above.

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Question from Elizabeth B.
How much do class materials typically cost in addition to the class fees?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Elizabeth! Shoemaking supplies can be anywhere from about $200 up, depending on the type of shoe you want to make. Thank you.
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Question from Teresa K.
Is it possible to replicate a shoe of our own choice? I have an old pair that I’d really love to recreate :)
Answer from Jen C.
Hi, I would say that depends on the shoe, but generally yes, the student can replicate a shoe that they see or own. There may be modifications that need to be made depending on the structure of the shoe, but the instructor can work with the student on this. Generally, it will take a beginner student the full 12 weeks of class to complete a pair of shoes.
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Question from Vanessa R.
I would really like to take another shoe making class,as I have made boots before. When is another class available?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Vanessa! We don't have the upcoming dates yet, but you can save this class to your wish list so you'll receive a notification email once new dates are added.
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Question from Anonymous
I am interested in a beginners classes. Can you tell me when a beginners classes will be offered.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! This class is good for Beginner and Intermediate. You may attend the next class on October 3. Hope this helps!
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Question from Gregory
How is shoe stitched to the shoe?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Gregory! We're not entirely sure what this question means, but the leather is sewn on a sewing machine or by hand, and the soles are put on by a shoe repair because the glues are too toxic to use in class.
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Reviews of Classes at Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan (408)

(408 Reviews)
Shoemaking (Beginner and Intermediate)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/6/2018
great classmate and teacher!
Shoemaking (Beginner and Intermediate)
Reviewed by Brooke W. on 7/25/2016
Emily is a flexible teacher, supporting whatever you want to try to do, and she's a joy to be around. This is my third shoe class with her, and it's always a pleasure.
Shoemaking (Beginner and Intermediate)
Reviewed by Meara S. on 6/20/2019
Shoemaking (Beginner and Intermediate)
Reviewed by Brandy B. on 12/27/2018
Shoemaking (Beginner and Intermediate)
Reviewed by Monica H. on 9/22/2017
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