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Footwear Design Short Course

Course description

Under the expert guidance of the tutor, this inspirational and concise footwear design course will take you through all the processes involved in designing a variety of footwear styles, including sneakers. Youll start by looking at how shape and function affect footwear design and learn drawing techniques to enable you to develop your own design ideas.

This course will include different ways of applying colour and texture through traditional skills and selecting materials and trims for your designs, giving you the required foundation skills ideal for moving forward.

Once confident in the basics of designing and researching, you will work on a project to help bring your research and design skills to production level and to gain an understanding of technical terminology.

Drawing and presentation will be covered in a series of technical workshops. This is a design course and doesn't involve footwear construction.

Level:

Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.

Experience life on campus

  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older.

Booking:

Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.

Details

The course includes:

  • Drawing techniques
  • Footwear design and construction theory
  • Decoding Trends and Fashion Predictions
  • Story/Mood Boards
  • Design development
  • Range building

Materials

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • A4 or A3 Layout pad bleed proof for markers (weight from 70gsm to 130gsm )
  • A5 sketchbook (cartridge paper starter sketchbook or equivalent)
  • Sketching pencils (HB, B, 2B such as Derwent Graphic)
  • A Staedtler 0.3mm black fine liner pen
  • Coloured prints from the internet or magazines of a subject that interests you to use as a theme for your design inspiration
  • Laptop/iPad/tablet

Students will be required to put a minimum of £2 on a printing account and pay by debit or credit card – the tutor will advise you during your course. We recommend that you buy your materials from an art shop.


Meet the Tutor:

Under the expert guidance of the tutor, this inspirational and concise footwear design course will take you through all the processes involved in designing a variety of footwear styles, including sneakers.

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