Where are the courses held?
The 2013 Summer courses will be held in the USA. Classes will be held in Savannah, GA and New York, NY.
I don’t have any shoemaking experience, can I still attend?
All the classes offered this summer are suitable for all skill level. Beginners are welcome! On the other hand, all classes are intensive hands-on experience. And when we say “intensive”, we really mean it. Absolute devotion and determination from all participants are key in order to finish the whole course successfully.
Why do your courses cost so much? Why are they much more than a pair of shoes?
We pride ourselves on our craft and we are confident that the level of our expertise and the quality of our classes is unparalleled among other craft classes. Furthermore, all materials are included in the class, and the participant will finish the class with a complete pair of shoes. Those who join our classes, upon finishing will have an extensive and comprehensive knowledge of the shoe making and design process and will be able to work individually on their own.
Do I have to buy tools in advance?
No, we provide a basic toolkit with the most essential tools needed throughout the course. The toolkit and single pieces of tools are available for purchase after finishing the course if desired.
Do I get to keep the shoes I make?
All classes are full hands-on shoe making classes, the shoes you make are yours to keep.
I have a specific design in mind that I’d like to make. How can I make it happen?
Since the courses focus on the construction and the handmade techniques, therefore the shoe uppers are already made (the same style and size for everybody) and ready to be lasted. We cannot accommodate special request at the moment.
Can I make shoes in my own size?
Flip-flop courses are completely individualized to participants’ size and design choices. Flat ballet shoes and men’s shoes are made on one size, without any other size options at this time.
What does the price cover?
The participation price includes:
- All the materials needed for practice and the making of one pair of shoes (except for the design course, naturally).
- Use of tools, provided for the whole duration of the course.
It does not include:
- Personal expenses, such as lodging, food, and transportation.
- Money transfer process fees.
What are the refund policies?
The deposit or any other part of payment in non-refundable in case of no-show or early leave. If the course is cancelled, then surely you’ll receive your payment back.
+1 frequent question:
“Will you have more shoemaking courses now that you are a professor?”
As you can see, Marcell tries his best to continue with these shoemaking courses. At the moment, all of the classes are held in the States. We plan to have more of them in the future. Make sure to check on his blog for the latest shoemaking news!