Shoe Decoupage Workshops
We all have shoes we don’t wear any more – maybe we are bored with them, the colour isn’t right, or we like them so much that we have worn them out. This is your chance to give them a new lease of life! Once you’ve learned the technique, you will be able to upcycle other pairs at home: all you’ll need is time, patience, and a few very affordable materials and tools.
During this half-day or full evening workshop, you will select papers from my extensive collection to transform a pair of shoes into your unique creation through decoupage. I will guide you through the design process and show you all the tricks involved in applying very thin paper to a flexible surface. Just find an old pair of shoes or sandals made from leather or plastic, with as little embellishment as possible, and bring it with you. If in doubt, bring a couple of pairs and we can choose the best one once you’re here.
You will be able to wear you decoupaged shoes outdoors as we seal them with a special varnish, although if you’re caught in the pouring rain it’s very likely that they’ll be damaged. You’ll have to treat them in the same way as you would suede or fabric shoes – I check the forecast first whenever I want to wear either of those!
Tickets are bookable through obby – available dates are listed just above on the right.
Workshops cost £50.00 and the cost includes all materials as well as a “how-to” guide to take away. All classes are held in small groups to allow for individual tuition, and take place in my Camberwell studio.
If you have any questions before booking please get in touch. Too far from South London, or would like to hold a workshop for a special occasion such as a birthday or a hen party? I may be able to come to you if you gather a group of 6-8 friends – contact me to discuss if you’re interested.
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