Shoe Design and Pattern Making Summer Course

Two-week intensive course to learn the traditional and innovative methods of shoe design and planning of various types of footwear with a creative and laboratory approach.

The course

If you are passionate about Shoe Design, a study experience in Italy is a must.

In the Shoe Design& Pattern-making course, you will learn about both traditional and innovative methods of shoe design, as well as creating  patterns for various types of footwear

This intensive  Summer course program combines design creativity with hands-on skills, thanks to a creative and laboratorial approach; it covers the basics of designresearch for market trendsfootwear digital illustrationfootwear graphic design and pattern making. Visits to tanneries and footwear companies complete the experience.

Attending a Footwear Design summer course at Istituto Modartech means being immersed in the territorial context of one of the most important fashion districts in Italy, renowned as the heart of  Tuscan Leather Production.

Course realized with the collaboration of Veronica Solivellas, creator of the Shoes Trend Book, one of the best international notebooks on trends and design proposals for footwear creations.


This is destined for all those who wish to follow a professional training course aimed at improving and enriching their skills and capacity. University students – teachers and/or university lecturers.

Career Opportunities

The course can represent a completion of a wealth of skills already possessed or a foundation of the fundamentals in a more structured path in Design / Modeling.

Type Summer Course

DURATION 2 weeks

STARTING DATE July(or Special Edition for group of minimum 6 people - on demand)

SCHEDULE Mon-Fri | 9am-4pm


Attendance certificate, with details of the skills acquired

To enroll in Intensive or Summer courses no qualifications are required

Learning Modules

  • Concepts of fashion collection
  • Footwear graphic design
  • Footwear pattern making
  • Project presentation at the end of the course
  • Guided Tours: design studio, archives of shoes and accessories, footwear manufacturing, tanneries

Francine (France)

she attended the Shoe Design and Pattern Making course

I learnt a lot more than I expected and will be coming back for more courses. This course has given me a lot more appreciation and respect for footwear and pattern making.


she attended the Shoe Design and Pattern Making course

The summer course offers a great opportunity to explore and see up close the world that moves around the making of shoes. Illustration, graphic design, modeling are modules held by professionals with long experience in the sector. The addition of guided tours in tanneries, shoe factories and meetings with experts make this course indispensable for those young people who want to undertake a career in a world as stimulating as that of footwear.


she attended the Shoe Design and Pattern making course

Italian warmth. Teaching excellent. Small Classes and in english, trips. Inspiring, interesting and open for future opportunities. This is a perfect chance to understand the level of profession needed within the undustry.

Would you like to learn more or request an orientation interview?

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