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Shoe Making: Ballet Pump or Court Shoe, Short Course

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 5 days
    Duration
London, United Kingdom
On this shoe making course you will cover all aspects of design and making of a pair of heels or ballet pumps, starting with the foot anatomy and measurements using a contemporary last. You’ll then be taken step by step through creating different patterns for a variety of styles.

Overview

On this shoe making course you will cover all aspects of design and making of a pair of heels or ballet pumps, starting with the foot anatomy and measurements using a contemporary last. You’ll then be taken step by step through creating different patterns for a variety of styles. 

Once you have chosen your style, you’ll move onto creating your own pattern, before being shown the different processes involved in constructing a completed pair of shoes. You’ll then be able to make your pair of shoes using a variety of industrial machines in our extensive workshops. We’ll also demonstrate the hand cutting and stitching techniques that are often used for bespoke shoe making.  Although not a design course, there will be the opportunity to make lots of creative choices on your style of heels or ballet pumps, and you’ll also be given the opportunity to add your own trims and embellishments. Leather is provided for your shoe, but you can also choose to buy your own under the guidance of the tutor.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 days
    • Duration description

      5 days/5 weeks

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding pattern cutting for ballet pumpsor court shoes
  • Understanding leather quality and the various materials used for shoe construction
  • Lasting procedure (shaping and moulding the leather)
  • Understanding of closing machine and techniques
  • Attaching heels and soles
  • Hand cutting and stitching techniques

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • HB pencils, eraser and pencil sharpener
  • Roll of masking tape (1 inch wide)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    695 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 695 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
  • National

    695 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 695 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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