At the Chicago School of Shoemaking and Leather Arts, we are passionate about fostering the skills and techniques of a wide range of leather work and footwear construction. Most of our students are either artisans or in need of hands-on creativity to balance their digital lives. People from all walks of life are welcome here and we look forward to continuing to develop more projects for our students. From our inception in 2011, we’ve welcomed students from all over the USA and abroad. Whether you love shoes, love working with your hands, or are interested in the independence and sustainability of providing essential items for yourself and your family –We welcome you at the Chicago School of Shoemaking & Leather Arts.