The Art & Sole Academy is the first shoemaking school in Canada to offer classes and workshops for those interested in learning the art of shoemaking. Starting this December, you too can learn to make your own handmade moccasins, ballet flats or pumps! Jennifer Allison, the founder of Art & Sole Academy, has worked in the footwear industry for the past few years in various countries. She was inspired to bring the craft to Canada and create an academy with the goal to make shoemaking accessible to everyone. She has developed a unique teaching technique that has opened the door to anyone with an interest in footwear to “make their own shoes by hand without any heavy industrial machinery.”

The academy will be teaching a series of workshops throughout the month of December and January in Toronto. See schedule and register for classes here.