Women Shoemaking

Women Shoemaking

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Women shoemaking course in Italy

The women shoemaking course in Italy is designed for young artisans who are passionate about quality and sustainability.

The course offers the opportunity to learn the art of shoemaking and design from a master shoemaker, in an Italian environment.

Immerse yourself in the heart of Made in Italy, where traditional shoemaking techniques meet modern design and branding strategies.

Under the guidance of a master shoemaker, you’ll learn the secrets of handmade women’s shoes, from pattern making to design and branding.


The women shoemaking course is divided into 2 different modules:


Our two-module program is designed to take you from beginner to advanced level, and equip you with the skills and knowledge to start or grow your professional career in the footwear industry.


The 20-week programme covers advanced pattern making, prototyping, marketing, business, and advanced design and branding elements, as well as a final project.

The 10-week programme includes:

– Pattern making

– Modeling

– Basic Design and Branding elements

The 20-week programme includes:

– Pattern making

– Modeling

– Basic Design and Branding elements

– Advanced knowledge of Pattern making

– Prototyping

– Marketing, Business labs

– Advanced Design and Branding elements

– Final Project


This women shoemaking course will encourage you to think and to develop the essential elements of your own design identity.

By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills and vision to conceive, design, and create your You will be able to conceive, design and create your own capsule collection, and start building your personal brand and aesthetic vision.

You’ll be equipped for a career in women’s footwear as a pattern maker, prototyper, product developer, technical consultant, master cobbler, or fashion entrepreneur.

Join our community of young craftspeople, and start your shoemaking journey today!


Master Daniele Ortolani has acquired his experience from the best craftsmen in Florence and from various schools, where he received a diploma in shoe modelling from the most reknown Florentine expert, Luciano Mancini.

A dedicated teacher, the maestro is fully committed with the transmission of his year-long experience to every single learner, trying to bring out the best results and talents.

We also offer short shoemaking courses all year.

Cost: 5.900 or 10.800 Euro
Duration: 10 or 20 Weeks
Language: English


Before you enroll, a personal interview with the school’s staff will be arranged, which will help us verify your language skills and motivations.


There is a maximum of 12 students. There are no previous requisites. When we handle your application, we will pay special attention to your motivation and your personal vision.


A high school diploma; high-intermediate (B2) level of English or Italian language (enough to understand and to participate in lessons); 18 years of age at the time of application.


Attendance is compulsory. Classes and workshops are held from Monday to Friday, from 9:30am to 5:30pm.


Our training programmes starts twice a year: beginning of February and beginning of September.


The school provides students with information and support help you find accommodation during for the duration of your course. Living expenses are not included in the tuition fee.

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