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Instructor: Michael deMeng

3 day workshop:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 2, 3 & 4  9:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Add an optional 4th day:
Monday, May 5, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Ever wondered if those sleek, pointy Italian designer shoes could double as a mini shrine? No? Well, I certainly have! It’s time to raid your closets and unearth those fashionably painful relics for a higher purpose. In this uniquely sole-searching workshop, we’ll turn neglected footwear into fashion-forward wall shrines. Whether you fancy crafting an Iconic Stiletto, a majestic Shoecophagus, or perhaps a cozy Loafer Lair is more your style—this class has a spot for every shoe and every soul.

Dust off those uncomfortable pointy-toed pumps or those loafers you loathe and prepare to heel your sole! Armed with paint, collage, and an assortment of found objects, you’ll build, glue, and groove your way to a stylish shoe-shrine. Get ready to shrine your shoes… those boots aren’t just made for walking.

Student Provided Materials:  
Shoe, paints, found objects and adhesives.  See below for the full list of recommended materials and equipment

Instructor Provided Materials:  
Dremel, Drills and other tools

Expected ability Level: 

Beginners welcome, no experience necessary.

Class fee:
3 Day class: ASA members $325, Non members $340
Optional 4th day: ASA members $110, Non members $115

Number of Students: 
Minimum 10 / Maximum16

Full list of useful materials and supplies for this class: 

  • Shoes…a variety but preferably stiffer shoes…probably not canvas or silk. Leather or faux leather would be great because they are more hardy and easier to build on.
  • Paint brushes, a few detail or line brushes and some flat brushes in a few different sizes
  • A variety of doodads and thingamajigs. You’ll need a variety of found objects to choose from. The more the better. Here are a few suggestions:
    • Small figurines, dolls, doll parts.
    • Lenses – Magnifying glass lenses. Cheap ones can be found at dollar stores.
    • Frames – ideally you want oval or circular frames that are close to the size of the shoe openings.
  • Thin gauge wire
  • E-6000
  • Aves Apoxie Clay
  • Acrylic Latex Caulking (white) – i.e. Dap, Alex Plus. Modeling Paste and Molding Paste will work too.
  • Collage material and paper ephemera
  • Paint –
    • Titanium White, Carbon Black, Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green, Quinacridone Red, Dioxazine Purple, Transparent Red Oxide, Nickel Azo Yellow, Matte Medium.
    • Any other colors you’d like to play with.
  • Tools that will come in handy
    • Heat gun

Friday, May 2, 2025, 9:30 AM until Monday, May 5, 2025, 4:30 PM
ASA Classroom
620 NE Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR  97367

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Michele Lindsley
Charlotte Sharkey
Classes & Workshops
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Wednesday, April 2, 2025 at 12:01 AM
Cancellation Policy:
If a student cancels or withdraws from a class:
One month or more before a class begins, a cancellation fee of $5 for ASA plus the amount required by the instructor will be charged.
Less than one month before a class begins, no refund of registration and materials fees will be made.
If one or more classes in a series are missed due to student absence no refund will be made. Make up sessions may or may not be offered at the discretion of individual instructors.
ASA will make every effort to conduct classes as scheduled. ASA will attempt to remain open during inclement weather. If necessity requires, ASA will cancel classes and studio activities whenever local school closures occur. If ASA cancels a class for any reason: A full refund of class registration and materials fees will be made.
ASA will make every effort to notify students of class cancellations at least one week in advance.
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3 Day workshop, May 2, 3 & 4, The Fabulous Shoe Shrine
Extra day of workshop - Fabulous Shoe Shrine, May 5