The cost of this class includes all tools and materials for the class except for the lasts themselves. You will walk away in a pair of ballet flats of your own making. There are numerous colors and finishes of leather to use for your shoes and a few styles of soles. Under Isela’s direction and Sara’s support, you’ll start by taping the last and creating your own pattern. We will provide the lasts in your size to use in class. Choose the full size you prefer. No half sizes available at this time. A pigskin or calf skin lining will be attached as well as the top grain leather, toe and heel counter. This class is taught in 3 sessions and will be a total of 14 hours. Class size limited to 5 students. When the class is finished, you’ll be able to order your own set of lasts and to remake your ballet flats or other style of lasted low shoe in our open studio or shoemaking support classes. We hope to spur you on to making more shoes for yourself and your friends here at the school and create a community of shoemakers who share knowledge and support. We have a limited supply of lasts, so first come first serve on a size basis. Let us know when you register for this class what size last you need. We will select and re-book students accordingly.
A little information about our new instructor Isela Romo:
Degrees and Education from :
University of Aguascalientes, New school of design – Parsons .New York, NY,
Fashion Institute of technology. New York, NY,
CIATEC For pattern making and advanced pattern making Leon, Mexico–Based on ARSUTORIA method in collaboration with SAPICA.
Universidad Federico II. Napoli, Italy for interior design. We are proud to have her on our staff.