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Introduction to Shoe Painting


Sat 2 Apr 2016, 10:00am–3:00pm

Where: Brave Strides HQ, Aberfoyle Park, Aberfoyle Park, South Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: Brave Strides

Learn how to customise and makeover your own shoes. Course covers shoe selection, preparation, painting and finishing.

If you have ever wanted to change the colour of your shoes or were frustrated that your favourite pair of shoes just isn't looking their best anymore then this workshop is for you.

Whether you are painting shoes for yourself or creating personalised gifts for friends my workshop will give you the materials and basic skills you need to get started and I will be available for ongoing support if you need advice with your shoe painting projects.

Yours to keep is a starter kit with all the essential tools and materials to paint some shoes! Just some of what is included in the kit:

- Fan brush
- Round brush
- Flat brush
- Bristle brush
- Sponge
- Paints
- Sealer
- Leather needle for sewing embellishments
- Workshop manual
- Invitation to join facebook group to ask questions and show off your creations and more

Curious about what you can paint on shoes? Check out Brave Strides' Facebook feed. Bring a pair (or two) of shoes to paint or just practise on some of ours.

A great gift for a friend - buy more than one ticket and save 10%. Use the code together at the checkout.

Painted shoes are a great idea for bridal parties. Everyone can have shoes they are comfortable in and they can all be painted the same colour. Painted and personalised shoes for the bride are a special gift and would be a treasured keepsake.

Kids love personalised shoes so why not paint a design just for them. Paint their name in the design and they won't get left behind! Paint a different design on each shoe to help them remember which one goes on which foot. You'll never have to disappoint if the shop doesn't have the colour or design they wanted because you can paint them yourself.

Wondering what type of shoes to bring with you to paint?

Well firstly I'll have plenty of pre-loved footwear there for you to test out your designs on if you are not ready to put paintbrush to your own shoes.

If you would like to bring some shoes then here are the types you can paint:

- Canvas
- Suede
- Leather
- Synthetic Leather (Vinyl)
- Fabric/Satin/Faux Suede
- Whatever style you like.. Sandals, Slippers, Heels, Flats, Casuals, Footy Boots, Wedges, Boots, Uggs, Ballet Slippers.

They don't have to be new either - this is an excellent opportunity to jazz up a pair of your old shoes.

Here is a list of what to avoid:

- Patent leather
- Rubber (ie Crocs & Thongs)
- Dirty or Oily Stains - give them a clean first or choose a different pair
- Too old (if the surface has started cracking)
- Your favourites - choose something less valuable for your first try

A bit about your instructor:

Hi I'm Anna and I'm in my third year of business as a shoe painter. My business is Brave Strides and I design and custom paint shoes of all types. I love to experiment with techniques and products to provide completely unique designs to my clients. I also love to share my passion and expertise for painting shoes. I have done all the testing and research so that you will be able to get the information and materials in one place.

Read more about me and my favourite projects on my blog ''.