This weekend is the Grand Opening of Open Studio at the Chicago School of Shoemaking. Anyone who has completed a class at the Chicago School of Shoemaking is qualified to register. On Saturday, we are hosting open studio from 10-5. On Sunday, we are hosting from 10-2. Only 12 student spaces for either day. Register for the day, come when you like and leave when you like. You will have the use of tools and space plus access to materials and hardware for purchase. After a short orientation, you can work independently in our workshops. We are delighted to offer this possibility to our cobblers in training and leather work students.
If you have a coupon or card with one hour of credit on it, save it for the regular schedule of Open Studio (coming soon).
Join us at the 2013 Creative Chicago Expo this weekend!
The Creative Chicago Expo connects Chicago’s creative community with resources they need to thrive. Through keynotes, workshops, vendors and more, get professional development expertise from top local and national providers! This event is for creative individuals and organizations in design, culinary, fashion, film, music, dance, theater, literary, and visual arts–and of course, shoemaking and leather working!
Leather Work 101 is a solid introduction to leather work. There are 4-6 projects to choose from and a variety of leathers and hardware. You can modify and create your own patterns as well. This is a fun, easy class and gives you a chance to make a few things out of leather like a cuff, a clutch or a wallet you can give as gifts or just wear and enjoy yourself. Set a snap, attach a rivet, install eyelets. All materials, hardware and use of tools are included in the tuition.
If you are redeeming a Groupon for this class, click on Register Now and you’ll be able to enter your access code and the promo code on the registration page. The Class Dates are listed there. Pick the one you prefer.
Access your free tickets to the show HERE. Visit us in Booth 7117
This is your chance to drop by the Chicago School of Shoemaking and see what we’re up to over there! Check out the leather projects and the shoe options and meet the Master Cobbler. Hope to see you!! 11-7 on Saturday and 11-6 on Sunday. Look for the school banner over the front windows and enter on the North side. 4723 N Winchester. Just South of Lawrence and East of Damen.
Looking for folks to help out at the Chicago School of Shoemaking Booth–Renegade Craft Show. We’ve got a workshop booth and will be helping people make something cool out of leather and hardware during the show. Wanna come and play? Perks offered!
Show is September 8-9 hours 11-7pm 2-3 hour shifts
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or give us a call at 773-334-2248 Thanks!!!
Ok People –this is your chance to have some input in some hand made sandal design. I’ve got some ideas I’ve been working on…but if you’re interested in making a pair of sandals for yourself, now’s the time to send photos, pictures, or drawings to us and get a 10% discount on the class for your efforts. There are only 6 spots in each class–so we’ll add classes if we get a lot of submissions. We’ll choose 3 designs from your offerings that can be made in a one day class and have the proper materials for them on hand. How about it?
We’ll be finalizing the designs by Friday, June 22. So send your ideas in asap–to info[at]chicagoschoolofshoemaking.com
Let the Sandal Designing Begin!
The Chicago School of Shoemaking and Sara’s Shoes is hosting a BIG Yarn Sale all day Saturday the 28th at 4723 N Winchester –10am-6pm. This is your chance to grab some deals on beautiful yarns collected by the best knitters and crocheters in Chicago that they’re willing to sell at discounted prices. The work benches will be covered with pounds and pounds of beautiful yarns–all colors, gauges and textures. Come by and plan your summer and fall knitting projects. And visit the school while you’re at it!