Shoe Design Course-Fashion Shoes

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Course Descriptions:

shoesShoes designed by fashion student Gia Liao.

Course 1 - Basic Footwear Design

This course is designed for those who have an interest in basic footwear design.

Students will learn the basic constructions of shoes and learn how to design fashion and casual shoes, and to create a concept and to build a collection through different exercises. At the end of the course, a collection of shoes (6 styles) will be designed and presented by each student.

Duration: 8 sessions x 2 hours Class size: 6 students maximum

Cost: $6,000 (or two installments of $3,200)

Session 1:
Introduction
 Shoe Styles, Parts and Terminology
 Shoe Deconstruction
 Materials in Footwear
 Shoe Lasts
Tools needed: A3 logbook

Session 2:
Foot Measurement
 Sizes in Footwear
 Sandal Mock-up Experiment
 Folded Shoes Experiment
Tools needed: A3 logbook/drawing tools/cut & paste tools/Cardboard

Session 3:
Creative Shoe Design Exercises
 Brainstorming
 Shoemix Game
Tools needed: A3 logbook/drawing tools

Session 4:
Shoe Design Exercises- Fashion High Heeled
 Drawing Techniques
 Production Drawings
Tools needed: A3 logbook//tracing papers (A4)/drawing tools

Session 5:
A New Look for a Classic Shoe
 Case study
 Materials and Colors Research
 Concept and Inspiration Development
Tools needed: A3 logbook/drawing tools

Session 6:
Design Direction Development
 Exploring and Developing a Design
 Exploring the Materials
Tools needed: A3 logbook/drawing tools

Session 7:
Collection Building
 Build a collection of 6 designs
 Finish the details
Tools needed: A3 logbook/drawing tools

Session 8:
Presentation of Shoe Collection
Students will present a collection of 6 designs in rendering sketches, which are created and built based on one concept.
 A3 logbook
 Concept Board, size in A3
 Mood board: Material and Color, size in A3
 Collection Board, size in A3

Course 2 - Shoe Mock-up/Prototype Workshop

Workshop Description:

This workshop is designed for those who have an interest in basic footwear design or have taken basic shoe design course and would like to experience an experiment of mock-up shoe making. Students will learn how to apply their design to an existing pair of shoes and alter them into a new look- their own design. At the end of the workshop, a pair of shoes will be designed and prototyped by each student.

Cost: $4,000 (or two installments of $2,200)

Note: The prototype produced from this workshop might not be wearable.

Duration: 5 x 2 hours Class size: 6 students maximum

Requirement: Students need to bring one shoe design in the first session of Workshop.

Session 1:

Design Direction

Students will share their designs with the class and will learn how to choose materials for upper, lining and outsole. Besides, they will explore the patterns of their designs and be directed to pick a right pair of sample shoes for the prototype.
Tools needed: pencil/cut & paste tools

Session 2:

1st stage Prototype

Paper Mock-up Experiment: Students will use paper to experience an initial prototype to gain a better understanding of construction of a shoe. A single paper mock-up shoe will be expected to be created.
Tool needed: paper/cardboard/cut & paste tools/a pair of existing shoes (similar to the design)

Session 3:

2nd stage Prototype

Student will explore ideal materials and will be guided to transfer paper mock-up patterns into final materials.
Tool needed: ideal materials/leather glue/cut & paste tools/ hand sewing knit

Session 4:

3rd stage Prototype

Students will continue to develop the prototype.
Tool needed: ideal materials/leather glue/cut & paste tools/ hand sewing knit

Session 5:

Final stage Prototype

Students will finish the details of prototype and present it to the class.
Tool needed: ideal materials/leather glue/cut & paste tools/ hand sewing knit

  • Sessions to be taken from the following:
    Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday
    Morning session: 10am – 12noon
    Early afternoon session: 1pm – 3pm
    Late afternoon session: 4pm – 6pm

  • Sessions to be taken from the following:
    Monday/Tuesday/Friday
    Evening session: 7pm – 9pm

    We also offer customized schedules for private lessons.

 

Students can choose to attend more than  one session a week if they wish.

email: [email protected] for more details

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