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Brooklyn Shoe Space

Brooklyn Shoe Space is a fully equipped studio space that offers classes and resources for shoemakers. With a focus on encouraging creativity and accessible shoemaking, they provide a collaborative and inspiring community for students of all skill levels.

Upcoming Classes at Brooklyn Shoe Space (31)

All courses are held at 87 Richardson Street, Brooklyn, NY unless indicated.

Saturday, June 1st
10am–5pm EDT

$290

Monday, June 3rd
9:30am–4:30pm EDT (5 sessions)

$2,800

Monday, June 3rd
10am–12pm EDT

$100

Saturday, June 8th
10am–4pm EDT (2 sessions)

$580

Monday, June 10th
10am–7pm EDT

$650

Tuesday, June 11th
6–10pm EDT

$250

Wednesday, June 12th
6–9pm EDT

$100

Thursday, June 13th
11am–5pm EDT

$300

Tuesday, June 25th
10am–5pm EDT

$450

Wednesday, June 26th
10am–5pm EDT (3 sessions)

$1,300

Thursday, June 27th
6–10pm EDT

$250

Saturday, July 6th
10am–5pm EDT (5 sessions)

$2,750

Thursday, July 11th
10am–3:30pm EDT (2 sessions)

$650

Thursday, July 11th
6:30–8:30pm EDT

$100

Friday, July 12th
6–9pm EDT

$100

Tuesday, July 16th
10am–5pm EDT

$350

Wednesday, July 17th
11am–5pm EDT

$300

Saturday, July 20th
10am–5pm EDT

$290

Thursday, July 25th
6:30–8:30pm EDT (5 sessions)

$550

Saturday, August 3rd
10am–5pm EDT

$290

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Provider Description

Brooklyn Shoe Space's mission is to offer a fully equipped studio space for shoemakers, to be a reliable resource for shoe designers, to encourage creativity in our community through fun educational programming, and to make shoemaking accessible to a wider audience.

Brooklyn Shoe Space provides a range of classes for students of all skill levels. At BKSS our mission is to encourage creativity and inspire the shoemaker in all of us by creating a collaborative and inspiring community.

224 Roebling St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Brooklyn Shoe Space
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
224 Roebling St
Btwn S 2nd & S 3rd Streets
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Reviews of Brooklyn Shoe Space

(4.6-star rating across 191 reviews)
  • 2-hour Introduction to Shoe Making

    Reviewed by Barbara P. on 9/20/2023
    Really good experience and introduction to Shoemaking. I want more!
  • Basic Leather TOTE BAG Making

    Reviewed by Diana K. on 3/4/2020
    My professor, and everything about this class was Spectacular!!!
  • Wallet Making Workshop

    Reviewed by katelin h. on 2/21/2020
    Loved this class! Be prepared for it to go over schedule, working with leather is way more complicated than I thought! Even though it went over I had a BLAST. This is such a fun class in an inviting space :) I will be coming back for more
  • Wallet Making Workshop

    Reviewed by Erin M. on 10/10/2019
    Had a blast- The instructor was very nice, informative, patient with our questions and helped me fix the small mistakes I made. The studio was super cool and also welcoming! There were a couple of different patterns to offer options of different wallets. I love how mine came out and can’t wait to give it as a gift and boast about my handiwork!
  • 2-hour Introduction to Shoe Making

    Reviewed by Terry O. on 9/17/2019
    Great place, lovely people, had a great time and learned a good deal about the process.
  • Basic Leather TOTE BAG Making

    Anonymous review on 8/23/2019
    A nice atmosphere, well equipped, very friendly teachers, a nice selection of leather Unfortunately less Struktur in the lessons Too much option for the students, so nobody did only a tote bag, everybody had many extras as needed support
  • Basic Leather TOTE BAG Making

    Anonymous review on 2/13/2019
    Lona was very friendly and patient with everybody. She was also very flexible with the designs and encouraged to try various design details. This class was a lot of fun and I highly recommend it.
  • 2-hour Introduction to Shoe Making

    Anonymous review on 2/9/2019
    It was an introductory class that got me hungry for more. Cool space too. Good vibes.
  • Wallet Making Workshop

    Reviewed by Darryl P. on 1/24/2019
    Great and fun experience! Bonnie was helpful, friendly, and definitely has the know how's. Will be looking to do more classes, and possibly join as a member in the future!
  • Wallet Making Workshop

    Reviewed by Rachel L. on 12/30/2018
    This was a really fun and informative class! I enjoyed myself and learned how to make a simple, elegant wallet. Great for a total beginner like me! Thank you!
  • Sandal Making

    Reviewed by Patricia B. on 9/17/2018
    Claire was a terrific teacher! She was very knowledgeable and I learned some new sewing tricks. It was nice to step out of my comfort zone and learn about shoe making. I love my espadrilles.
  • 2-day Slides & Mule Making Workshop

    Reviewed by Carson F. on 9/16/2018
    A fantastic experience! Bonnie- my teacher- was very thorough and helful. I can’t wait to take another class there. I highly recommend.
  • Baby Shearling Shoe

    Reviewed by Hilda A. on 7/11/2018
    Amazing class. Very informative. A MUST!!!
  • I Made That Bag Workshop

    Reviewed by Sue L. on 6/25/2018
    The class was so amazing - our instructor was so welcoming and patient. The quality of the leather and every other step of the process was absolutely amazing. I would definitely recommend this class as a fun activity for a group of friends or just a way to try something new and different. And at the end of it you end up with great products too! :)
  • 3-Day Stiletto

    Reviewed by George B. on 5/21/2018
    i would do it againg! Bonnie taught us with so much patience and great skills. 100% recommended
  • 2-hour Introduction to Shoe Making

    Reviewed by Aliya J. on 4/19/2018
    I loved this class. It was a great insite to the ins and outs of show making. I loved doing all of the measurements and discoving new things about my feel, i.e. sizing. I can’t wait to take the next level.
  • 2-day Slides & Mule Making Workshop

    Reviewed by Caitlin P. on 4/16/2018
    This class was a ton of fun & packs a lot in for one day. Lots of choices for materials which are included in the cost of the class - although everyone in class was working from the same pattern, the finished shoes were all unique. The instructor Bonnie was wonderful at explaining the process & very helpful when anyone got stuck. Brooklyn Shoe Space is really cool, with regular members coming in to work while the class was going on - you could tell what a wonderful collaborative space it is, with everyone around enthusiastic about the work and sharing ideas & tips with each other. I have a feeling this won't be my last pair of shoes or my last visit to the space. This is a FULL day of work (and our class ran late as our instructor ensured that everyone left with a finished project) so come prepared for a marathon of making!
  • Quick Kicks: 3 Day Sneaker

    Reviewed by Shanterra L on 4/2/2018
    I've been obsessed with Brooklyn Shoe Space since I discovered them while googling for shoemaking courses. After looking at their website and instagram I realized that this was the BEST option for me and it was the BEST INVESTMENT I've ever made in my designers education in my entire life. So happy and can not wait to return on November 28th, I will not miss the sneaker making class!
  • Quick Kicks: 3 Day Sneaker

    Reviewed by Beth P on 4/2/2018
    Amazing teachers and wonderful learning opportunities!
  • Quick Kicks: 3 Day Sneaker

    Reviewed by Alexandria W on 4/2/2018
    This is a wonderful space for any level of shoemaking or leather crafting. Take a class, come for open studio or combine both! I took a shoemaking course and continued studying independently through a month long membership. Everyone here is full of talent and super friendly. Thanks for the great experience bkss
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Review Summary by CourseHorse

Students who have taken classes at Brooklyn Shoe Space generally have positive things to say about their experiences. They find the classes to be fun and enjoyable with most having a blast and are eager to take more classes in the future. The classes provide a good introduction to shoemaking and students feel that they have learned valuable skills. One student describes the professor and the overall class as "spectacular." Quotes: 1. "Working with leather is way more complicated than I thought!" 2. "This is such a fun class in an inviting space :)" 3. "My professor, and everything about this class was spectacular!!!"

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