Join me at the MacArthur Annex courtyard (home of my studio along with many other local creative people) for a day of sandal making. If you've every wanted to learn shoe making, or simply want to spend a day working with your hands making something you can actually wear (!) this workshop is for you.
No prior experience is necessary; I will walk you through every step of the process. We will use all my tools and materials, and you will have your choice of leather from the many different hides in my studio.
During the workshop, you will learn how to make your very own pair of customized sandals made entirely from leather. We will use leather soles, leather heels (about 1/2" high) and leather uppers. You'll get hands-on experience using these unique materials. We will use the best quality leather (many colors!) to create sandals that are comfortable and will last a very long time. You will use your own feet to determine fit and design, and you'll use your own style preferences to inspire and refine the details. The designs on my website are a good idea of the examples of work you will create in the workshop, though you can also create other simple styles that you are inspired by (more examples are shown on my instagram feed)
After this workshop, you'll have the knowledge to continue sandal making if you so desire. You'll leave with your custom made sandals and an outline of everything we learned in the workshop, including list of local businesses that sell leather and shoe making supplies.
Workshop is limited to 7 people to allow for lots of individual attention
When: Saturday, September 2 2017
Where: MacArthur Annex, 644 40th Street, Oakland CA 94609
Time: 11am - 5pm. Some of you might finish early or a bit later. We will take about 30 min for a lunch break
What to bring: water bottle, sun hat/sunscreen, comfortable clothing to work in, and photos/drawings/sandals that inspire you. Bring a lunch if you like, though Arthur Mac's Beer Garden is steps away and has pizza/salads
Cost: $200 includes instruction + all materials. Sign up Here!