Some news – OK, big ones.

So, let’s start with the most important one:

There will be no course in New York in March, but…

But let’s start with the explanation. I never felt comfortable with those courses: the environment was always so professional – I mean I rented a place, but it never looked like a workshop, which could have been inspiring students. When you enter a real workshop, you feel the scent of leather old wood furniture, lasts, the glue, the smoky shoemaker’s wax, and so on.. Even a nice airconditioned room in New York just miss these things. And… The professional places, like art and industrial schools are a bit.. how to say… lazy in answering mails. Sorry guys. There won’t be Koronya course in New York in the next year. I wish I could post some change, but most probably I won’t.

.. but I have some positive, good news!

There will be a course every month… in HUNGARY, in my own traditional, sweet workshop, which is OK accomodate 5-6 people without any problem. If you decide to book a ticket now, you can get really cheap rates:

There is not needed to mention that the prices (accommodation, food, transportation, etc.) are much-much cheaper than in the States, and there are extra possibilities, what I can insert to the program, like field trips to last makers, tanneries, leather stores, etc. We can combine the intensity of the NYC courses with working experience in a real, operating workshop.

We can keep your expenses lower, so you get more for less (or same – up to you). Anyway: until now the course was 1500 USD for 5 days, now I offer a 9 days course for the same, including a complimentary 2 hours video, some limited choice in models and sizes, and possibility to get some tools and supplies (uppers, lasts) at a special student price. And don’t forget: this country is beautiful, foods are tasty and healthy, and not to mention you can spend almost two weeks in the hearth of Europe, the capital of crafts.


So, the big news:


First Intensive Apprenticeship Program in Budapest, Hungary, 5-13 March

9 days continuous shoemaking, We make a cemented construction derby, all hand made and finished. More info comes soon. Stay tuned.


And some pictures as appetizer for Hungary:

7 thoughts on “Some news – OK, big ones.

  1. Okay – so I’m very disappointed; but I understand completely. While my work schedule won’t allow me to make the March course, I definitely want to do it. How often will you offer these courses – monthly? The last week in April would be great! 😉 or in July or August? Thanks, Marcell; I look forward to meeting you, taking your course, and visiting Hungary! -Sebastian

    1. I plan to offer an intensive course in every month, with different topics. There are so many things to show you! Stay tuned for more infos! 🙂

  2. Hi Marcell- I very much want to attend a course in Hungary, would love to do welted construction, and can’t attend New York dates. Do you know when you will have full schedule worked out? Any plans to come back to Portland , or the west coast?

    1. Hey Sara!
      Great to hear from you! At the moment, the courses in Budapest are the most certain ones. According to plans, the intensive course will be available in March, April, May and June. Each will have different topics. April’s course will be about the English welt. Most probably, May and June will be about women’s shoes.
      I’d love to come back to Portland, it was a great course we had there. I’ll let you know when we can go there again. 🙂

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