Shoemaking Course New York

As you probably heard about it – I keep courses sometimes to teach people for this beautiful craft. Here is the detailed info sheet about my next course in NY this spring. We have huge interest for it (and still have time), so  if you are interested – be quick to book your place.

Shoemaking Course in New York, 2009 May

Learn a new profession or simply improve your current shoe making skills. Renowned educators & faculty from around the world. ABC & BOC Continuing Education Unit Credits (CEU’s) pending.

Courses & Dates

Basic Shoemaking 2009 May 4th to the 8th
Advanced Shoemaking 2009 May 11th to the 15th
Each Course will produce a pair of shoes using different techniques.
Tools are provided for the course and will be available for purchase at the end of each course.
Material Samples will be provided for future reference along with a tool and materials guide.
Basic Shoemaking May 4th to the 8th
$1495.00 (Includes all materials needed)

 1. Anatomy of the Foot & Ankle
 2. History of Footwear
 3. Foot Shapes & Sizes
 4. Anatomy of a Shoe
 5. Measurement Techniques
 6. Tool Selection
 7. Last Selection
 8. Last Modification
 9. Material Selection 
10. Patternmaking & Clicking
11. Lasting Techniques
12. Cemented Shoe Construction
13. Heel & Sole Attachment
Advanced Shoe Making Course – $1495.00 (Includes all materials needed)
1. Traditional Shoe Making Techniques
2. Advanced Finishing
3. Antiquing Methods
4. Welting
5. Stitching Methods
6. Repair & Refurbish

Cancellation & Late registration fees are as follows:
You can receive a full refund less a $300.00 processing fee if we receive written notice at least 30 days prior to the course start date. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations less than 30 days prior to course start date. Registration less than 14 days prior to course start date will be charged a 10% late fee.
For Hotel arrangements, please contact me at the email address below.
For further detail, please contact us at or

52 thoughts on “Shoemaking Course New York

  1. Is this class for beginners ? I have no previous instruction, I just love shoes and would like to know how to make them

  2. Have you thought about doing this on consecutive weekends? I want to do this so badly but I work full time.

    1. I even tried to visit the Brooklyn location but it is closed on Saturdays and limited hours on Sundays. I love what you guys are doing. I hope I can make it out to a class.

  3. Hello, I live outside USA. Can you issue an I-20 if I attend your course because I would need supporting documents like I-20 to apply for a USA Visa. Thanks

    1. My students are from all over the world. Right now I have an Australian, an American and an Indonesian student. If you want to come and learn, nationality isn’t an issue.

  4. I spent 20 years in the fashion shoe industry in NY. I been out of the shoe business for over 20 years but still have a desire and an unbridled passion for the business. I wish to return to the business with the intention of opening a factory in the United States. Starting slow, items first then producing a full line of womens fashion footwear. I have an city in mind that has a large labor force. If you or any of your readers find this fascinating then please contact me @ 813-465-0050.

  5. Hi, r these classes better than the classes at the fashion institute of new york?? I need to know because i really want to join.

    1. This is a simple cemented contruction with a fancy wedge heel – in the technology, there is nothing complicated, but you have to have the right components, like the special wedge heel. So the answer: Yes, I can, but I won’t.

  6. Hello I am very interested in this shoe-making class. I would like to know when your next class in NYC will be held. Thank you.

    1. Well, I do have courses, only not in NYC this year. So if you’d like to learn from me, you’ll have to visit the beautiful country of Hungary. Here I have a fully equipped workshop, and places to go on field trips, so it’s much more convenient to teach.

  7. I have always had a special eye for shoes, bags and clothes. I love a beautifully mad professionally made shoe. I would love to learn how to make shoes. Please inform me when the next beginners workshop/class will be in New York (any of the 5 boroughs). Thank you

  8. Marcell we have to talk about 2012 class in LA.
    Los Angeles is home to 65 percent of shoe designers/makers in the US, we can put together a seminar, not just a class.

  9. Will this course be offered anytime in 2011? If not, is there anyone in NYC I can talk to about learning shoemaking?

  10. hello.. A course in NYC would be splendid. I am a student at FIT and they probably would either host a course or a workshop.. check it out.. thanks Mary

  11. Very good blog you have here but I was wanting to know if you knew of any discussion boards that cover the same topics talked about here?
    I’d really love to be a part of online community where I can get advice from other knowledgeable individuals that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Thank you!

  12. Hi there,
    Do you have a plan to give course of pattern and upper making / design in Hungary this or next year?

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