Life has been a little hectic lately especially with work, thus I was unable to blog as frequently as I wish to. Anyway, one of the things to share with you which have mentioned in one of my entries is that I have signed up a part time course in footwear design. Class started three weeks ago. I am enjoying every moment of it. I am happy to be sketching, drawing and colouring again. The last time I hold a colour pencil was many years ago, about five years ago, if I am not mistaken.
How did it start? Well, before moving here, I have been looking for footwear design course in Malaysia but to no avail.I thought of enrolling in a summer course of footwear design in Italy but it is very, very expensive.So I put it on hold. Now, that I have moved here, perhaps I can try to find any part time course in footwear design.Next thing I know, I was searching online for footwear design part time course.
I came across ITS website and was quite excited that they offer shoe design course. I sent an enquiry but did not hear anything. Then, I searched again and came across with Clothing Industry Training Authority (CITA) and sent an enquiry. And I received a response! I was flabbergasted and the rest was history.
So far, I have attended three classes and last week I learnt colouring shoes using colour pencils and markers. For the first two classes, we were taught drawing techniques. Here are my homework;
Pencil drawing of shoes
Colouring using colour pencils
Colouring using markers
Ten more lessons to go and at the end of this course, students are required to prepare a presentation of shoes design which would be graded. Gasp... I have left school for a long time and the term grading kind of scares me. Keeping my fingers crossed.