Maximum # of students: 25-30
QUICK AND EASY SHOE SCULPTURE -
is a quick, exciting, can't fail project that has a lot of potential
despite its simple appearance. The project uses an existing pair
of shoes as a positive mold around which to build a sculpture. The
shoes are not harmed in any way and do not become part of the sculpture.
We will start by choosing shoes that have some meaning in our lives or ones that have an intresting shape. We will incorporate photos, poems, sewing notions, flowers, leaves or any collage-able material onto the surface of the sculpture. By juxtaposing the type of shoes with the message in the surface materials the sculpture can be humorous, personally poignant, socially relevant or just plain gorgeous.
Maximum # of students: 20
RESTYLING EXISTING FOOTWEAR FOR THEATER
two day workshop opens up the possibilities of using an existing
shoe as an armature on which to build a new shoe with a totally
different look. Participants learn both simple and complex methods
of modifying the look of existing shoes. Working with suede or fabric
shoes or boots, we will reshape the heel, change the look of the
upper fabric and redefine the shoe's topline. You can change the
look of a conventional everyday shoe into a classic 1910 court shoe,
a 1940's spectator or a shoe of your own design.
Included is a lecture on the evolution of shoe fashion with emphasis
on silhouette, toe shape, and topline.