Shoemaking Course 2015 – Ashland, Oregon

Hi. I am so lazy with this blog, but you guys still read this. Thank you very much! I promise I will be more active in the future – more craft related posts. This week a ton of interesting stuff happens – details later. Until then let me paste here, what I am going to do in the summer:

Shoemaking Course 2015 – Ashland, Oregon

The much anticipated summer course this year will be held in Ashland, Oregon this year. Since we received so many requests for an advanced technique class, the construction will be english welted.

The course will be held in Ashland, OR and will lead up to the Footwear Symposium. The Footwear Symposium will be the first official event of the Shoemaking Forum. We have a great lineup with speakers, vendors, workshops, demos. Click here if you wish to learn more about this great event. Moreover, if you take part in the course, you can participate in the Symposium for free!

So if you wish to learn as much about advanced shoemaking in a short amount of time, come join us in Ashland for summer course with Koronya Shoemaking Courses and the first Footwear Symposium!

Email us at info(at) to register for the course!

Further important information:


  • 10th June to 17th June
  • The duration of the course  8 continuous days



Ashland, Oregon, USA

What you will be learning:

English welted construction – all hands-on, you will take home the finished pair.

Design, pattern making and upper making. However, due to time and space restraints, we won’t be able to make those uppers into shoes. You will work with the ready made ones provided by us.

All sorts of tricks of the trade, business tips, etc.

The Koronya intensive course experience:


The intensive apprenticeship course focuses on the construction. We will do our best to provide you with the size of your choice, but supplies are limited. The point is not making shoes for your own use, but to learn the techniques.

You may bring your own lasts and design an upper and make the pattern on them. But the final shoes will be made on the lasts in the sizes that I provide, simply because the uppers we use are specifically designed on these, so they will definitely fit.

When we say intensive, we really mean it! Making a pair of hand welted shoes in eight days while learning the process of design, pattern making and upper making is demanding. Absolute commitment is required.

All materials will be superior quality Baker leather – Soles, insoles, stiffeners, welts.

All tools used are genuine shoemaking tools and will be provided to all students.

The price and what’s included:

The course costs $1800 USD

Use of all the tools required in the process

Use of lasts

Patterns made during the classes

One pair of hand-welted shoes, made by you

Water, coffee

One thought on “Shoemaking Course 2015 – Ashland, Oregon

  1. I gud day,I am currently to footwears making. I am hap that there is a Forum like this because I so much in love with craft work which I am lookin forward to learn more, but not have attend ,

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