Tuesday, October 23, 2012

taking a part time course in footwear design

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 with colour pencils
Colouring using colour pencils

colouring with markers
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.


  1. good on you kak! hehe drwings look cool. Last monday Jimmy Choo came to my uni for a visit! i didnt get the chance to meet him in person because I had my trial exam at that time. Ugh..
    Anyhow, I think we should meet when u cm back eh? All the best kak with your course! x

  2. Can't wait to see your own design come into life one day ;)

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  4. Hi, i am interested to learn about shoes designing and making. Can you share with me where can i get the course/training?

    1. Hi,

      Thank you for checking out my post and sorry for the late reply. Would suggest to check out ITS - http://www.itseducation.asia/fashion/shoes.htm. The course that I attended at CITA is taught in Cantonese but the notes are in English. CITA website: http://www.cita.org.hk/en/course/footwear-design/ . Hope these help. Good luck! :)