Creative Shoe Customization

August 21 - August 25, 2023

Creative Shoe Customization


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $300
Material Fee: $25

Ages 8-12

In this class, young artists will learn the art behind customizing their very own pair of shoes! We will go into the depth of preparing your “canvas”, mapping out your own unique design, and bringing it to life. The type of shoe materials we will be focusing on are, cotton canvas, croslite and leather. These materials are typically present in Vans, Converses, Crocs, and Air Force 1s to name a few. Young artists can use this class as an opportunity to turn something old into something new or even take something new to the next level! Taking inspiration from our day to day lives and things that spark creativity, a whole new world of wearable art will be opened up. No experience is needed, just imagination!

This workshop runs from 9am to 3pm each day.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Ages 8-12, Youth



Inique “Nova” Bristol

Inique “Nova” Bristol is a multimedia artist. With no specific medium focus, their drive in their art is showcasing the relationship between fluidness and authenticity. Already being heavily influenced by performing arts from a young age, visual arts came into Inique’s life due to the thanks of the Newark Museum of Art’s Explorers Program. Upon high school graduation, Inique went on to study both Public Administration and Art History in an effort to make art more accessible to those who are not fortunate enough to experience it. It was inspired by their shoe business of customizing sneakers where they combined their love for both sneakers and art. “You can tell a lot from a person by what they wear on their feet. When I couldn’t afford to get the sneakers I wanted, I decided to paint on what I already had.” is the small tale that started it all. Nova is an embodiment feelings within art. A place to be vulnerable, imperfect, soft, and passionate is created and it causes magic to happen from our very minds to our hands. In 2021, with the help of GlassRoots Inc., Inique was able to be a fellow at Peter’s Valley where they were able to learn many more skills that they have since been able to carry throughout their artist experience.

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