In this introductory footwear workshop, you will learn how to take modern footwear and make it appropriate for many theatrical applications, including period pieces. This workshop will prepare you to work on footwear for stage, cosplay, or film.
During this four-day course, students will learn:
- basic terminology of footwear and shoes of different periods of footwear through the ages
- how to change the appearance of footwear, from basic paint techniques to more complicated processes, such as covering or altering the upper
- structural differences between dance shoes and street shoes
- fitting problems and how to solve them
- health and safety and proper use of chemicals for shoe work
- basic repair for common issues from stage wear
Note: Tuition fee includes a basic leather paint kit.
Note: Students may be required to use machinery such as industrial sewing machines and power tools. Physical dexterity is required.
Image Credit: Shoes (pictured) for the ensemble in Chicago at the Stratford Festival, designed by Dana Osborne and crafted by the shoe team at the Festival.
163 King Street
Stratford N5A 4S2
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