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Make your own pair of Sneakers
SEASONAL COURSE

The first edition of this program will take place in June and July 2020 with 2 different intakes. Students will learn how to design and make, from scratch, a pair of handmade sneakers and, at the same time, how to deconstruct, regenerate and customize an existing one.

Main keywords for this program are makers, customizations, sustainability, recycle and reuse, instructors will encourge students to find innovative solutions to create, upcycle and repair existing branded sneakers

Among the collaboration students will work directly with  2 of the main tuscan districts that follows very structly the statesman of circular economy:

• Prato is the largest textile district in Europe and has linked its past and present to regenerated textile

• Santa Croce is the leather district known for its quality and to provide material to all the main fashion Brand. The Genuine Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather Consortium include tannieris which are sharing the same passion for vegetable-tanned leather and the same standards of production.

This course is dedicated to those who want to immerse themselves in the world of sneakers

Your own pair of Sneakers

The first edition of this program will take place in June and July 2020 with 2 different intakes. Students will learn how to design and make, from scratch, a pair of handmade sneakers and, at the same time, how to deconstruct, regenerate and customize an existing one.

Main keywords for this program are makers, customizations, sustainability, recycle and reuse, instructors will encourge students to find innovative solutions to create, upcycle and repair existing branded sneakers

Among the collaboration students will work directly with  2 of the main tuscan districts that follows very structly the statesman of circular economy:

• Prato is the largest textile district in Europe and has linked its past and present to regenerated textile

• Santa Croce is the leather district known for its quality and to provide material to all the main fashion Brand. The Genuine Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather Consortium include tannieris which are sharing the same passion for vegetable-tanned leather and the same standards of production.

This course is dedicated to those who want to immerse themselves in the world of sneakers

Stefano Bemer is one of the most exclusive shoemakers in the world, his outlook on developing his trade was centered on “learning from mistakes” and adhering to time-honored tradition and technique.

The late Stefano Bemer committed his short and yet bright career to master his unique blend of shoemaking techniques and create what he wanted to become the perfect Italian men’s shoe. This quest to develop his own idea of perfection has led to accomplishments that have been recognized and acclaimed by connoisseurs all around the world. This would have been enough for most people. However, great people in history understand that it is not just about themselves, in the here and now, but also about their legacy and the impact they have on others. With this in mind, Stefano Bemer is committed to training artisans and transmit its own legacy of quality and style.

Discover more about Stefano Bemer

Stefano Bemer is one of the most exclusive shoemakers in the world, his outlook on developing his trade was centered on “learning from mistakes” and adhering to time-honored tradition and technique.

The late Stefano Bemer committed his short and yet bright career to master his unique blend of shoemaking techniques and create what he wanted to become the perfect Italian men’s shoe. This quest to develop his own idea of perfection has led to accomplishments that have been recognized and acclaimed by connoisseurs all around the world. This would have been enough for most people. However, great people in history understand that it is not just about themselves, in the here and now, but also about their legacy and the impact they have on others. With this in mind, Stefano Bemer is committed to training artisans and transmit its own legacy of quality and style.

Discover more about Stefano Bemer
Method
STEFANO BEMER’S TRAINING COURSE IS PART OF SCHOLA, A NETWORK OF SCHOOLS FOR BESPOKE MAKERS.

Stefano Bemer’s training program aims to empower students to pursue their dream of hand-making shoes through the development of both skills and vision.

Students also engage with design and branding elements essential to developing a personal path in this industry, that will impact their future as makers, entrepreneurs or successful employees all over the world.

The courses are for individuals seeking to extend and develop their practice and skills at the heart of Made in Italy. This course of learning is driven by the student’s self-defined project.

The nature of the discipline is such that the course will rely on skilled practitioners as the key facilitators of learning.

Instructors are craftsmen who will have a common focus in that they will seek to develop the skills of students as proactive and reflective independent learners.

Some workshop activities will require students to work in groups, also from other courses, in scenarios involving multiple cultures and nationalities.

Our purpose is to build a dense network of contemporary makers who are able to change the world with their hands.

Our goal is to become the worldwide Hub for crafts training.

Learning outcomes
After having completed the 4 weeks path students:
1.

Will be able to manufacture and custom from scratch a pair of sneakers and will become part of a worldwide community of makers.

2.

Will be able to turn visions, ideas, strategies and concepts into concrete actions.

3.

Will become contemporary entrepreneurs with the skills to manage their own brand.

4.

Will gain a clear sense of what their skills, abilities and talents are, and how to apply them in their work, along with a platform for further growth and development.

5.

Will gain a clear and holistic understanding of how to create value and change in their work.

Learning outcomes
After having completed the 4 weeks path students:
1.

Will be able to manufacture and custom from scratch a pair of sneakers and will become part of a worldwide community of makers.

2.

Will be able to turn visions, ideas, strategies and concepts into concrete actions.

3.

Will become contemporary entrepreneurs with the skills to manage their own brand.

4.

Will gain a clear sense of what their skills, abilities and talents are, and how to apply them in their work, along with a platform for further growth and development.

5.

Will gain a clear and holistic understanding of how to create value and change in their work.

Information and requirements
Attendance and timetable

Mandatory attendance; classes and workshop hours are held: Monday – Friday from 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM and from 2.00 to 5.00 PM (subject to adjustments). The 4 weeks long course is comprised of 120 hours over 4 weeks.

Number of participants

Enrollment is limited to 15 students per intake.

How to enroll

Each applicant will be interviewed by the school’s staff in order to verify language skills and find out what the student’s motivations are. To start the enrollment process and receive the list of documents needed, please fill out the contact form.

Academic Requirements

High school diploma; A high-intermediate level of the English or Italian language sufficient to understand and participate in lessons (corresponding to level TOEFL 450); 18 years of age at the time of application.

Language

English or Italian

Program and basic description

The seasonal course in Custom Sneakers can be purchased along with Apprentice Bags and accessories (https://www.schola.academy/apprenticecuoio/) course (startin on 6th april) or with Artigiano level (https://www.schola.academy/artigianoshoes/) course in Men’s shoes starting on the 20th august.

what you need to know

Custom (HandMade) Sneakers’s fee is 3000€ -- 1° intake June 3rd – June 26th (enrollment by 10h may for non EU/EU) -- 2° intake July 6th– July 30th (enrollment by 10h june for non EU/EU)

Pre-enrollment necessary with a deposit of 1200€ (refunded if the application is not accepted) at the moment of the enrollment. If accepted, the deposit is lost if the student decides not to attend.

Fees include: all class work, lessons, use of laboratories, taxes and insurance. Not included: accommodation and meals, airfare, airport transfer and meals, particular equipment requested and material for personal projects.

Dates: June and July 2020

Lesson Plan
This intensive 4 weeks program is an introduction to basic techniques and methodology to make hand-made pair of sneakers men’s shoes. Teachers are member of Stefano Bemer staff and will guide students to best materials and more accurate techniques
This is a complete program for students who want to learn the full process of handmaking of sneakers shoes including elements of design and branding and a deep focus on practice.

The program consists of 4 weeks divided between specific modules and supervised project completion in the workshop. Students should be motivated and focused on working in the field of hand-made shoemaking and be prepared to dedicate study and work time over and above the classroom times indicated in the course modules.

First week: Introduction to artisan Techniques, shoemaking, materials and tool

Second week: Branding and design elements and Leather Cutting Techniques

Third week: Bespoke Sneaker Shoemaking

Fourth week: Sneakers deconstruction, customization and regeneration Students will work in a professional workshop (free workshop) practicing and perfecting the use of tools and techniques learned during the individual modules. Much of the “workshop” time is devoted to the completion of assignments and projects

Lesson Plan
This intensive 4 weeks program is an introduction to basic techniques and methodology to make hand-made pair of sneakers men’s shoes. Teachers are member of Stefano Bemer staff and will guide students to best materials and more accurate techniques
Lesson Plan This is an complete program for students who want to learn the full process of handmaking of sneakers shoes including elements of design and branding and a deep focus on practice The program consists of 4 weeks divided between specific modules and supervised project completion in the workshop. Students should be motivated and focused on working in the field of hand-made shoemaking and be prepared to dedicate study and work time over and above the classroom times indicated in the course modules. First week: Introduction to artisan Techniques, shoemaking, materials and tool Second week : Branding and design elements and Leather Cutting Techniques Third week: Bespoke Sneaker Shoemaking Fourth week : Sneakers deconstruction, customization and regeneration Students will work in a professional workshop (free workshop) practicing and perfecting the use of tools and techniques learned during the individual modules. Much of the “workshop” time is devoted to the completion of assignments and projects
contacts
TELEPHONE

10:00-13:00 AM / 14:00-18:00 PM (CET)

+[39] 055 244533
(Ref. Benedetta)

EMAIL

info@schola.academy

LOCATION

Florence (Italy)

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