Take the ancient art and practice of creating a shoe into your own hands (ahem, or feet). While the specialized skill of shoe making is disappearing, there are a few dedicated individuals still working to keep this essential craft alive. This is a unique chance to learn the essentials of shoe design and explore the current world of footwear. In this session, I will take the group deep into the process of designing a pair of shoes—from inspiration to idea, to design creation, to working out the pattern, to manufacturing realities and marketing approaches. I’ll blend history, lecture and practical application while attendees work on their own creations. By the end of the masterclass, each person will have their own basic pattern based on a selection of available lasts (shoe-forms), from which you can then use to have a custom pair of personally-designed shoes made.
Hi. I'm Paul, a member of the Atlas Obscura community. I'm the owner and designer of pskaufman... footwear. After building a name for myself through my design work with numerous brands, i decided to put my name to a brand that completely reflects both my passion for shoemaking and my values. I aim to create authentic products; expressing the heritage of shoemaking and a genuine appreciation of the artisans who make the shoes. I firmly believe in the value of making footwear that can be worn for decades, rather than months, using sustainable materials like re-purposed truck tires and jet tire inner tubes. Constructed by hand, as well as on ancient machinery, my footwear has traveled back in time to help the wearer walk stylishly into the future.
这一体验由奇谈地图集（Atlas Obscura）社区的一名成员开展，并由奇谈地图集（Atlas Obscura）为您甄选。
奇谈地图集（Atlas Obscura）创建于2009年，是一个全球探险家社区，提供世界各地奇景和美食相关资讯。 社区成员还会举办自己的体验活动，为您提供探索世界隐蔽奇观、当地奇景和珍奇美食的特别契机。
Pencils, drawing pads and other design materials will be provided.
I will lead this intensive workshop at my personal studio and gallery space in downtown Los Angeles.
最多可有15位年满15周岁的参与者参加。 A basic interest in shoe design is helpful, but certainly not required.
Drawing skill is helpful but not required. This workshop is about learning the process, craft and artistry possible in this creative form, rather than training attendees to become designers.
Paul Kaufman Shoe Design Masterclass