09) Introduction to Footwear Design

This course will introduce you to the world of Shoe Design and equip you with the tools to design for the footwear market. You will learn about research, mood
boards, drawing, range building, presentation footwear language and terminology. Through a series of lectures and workshops, you will learn what is the process behind designing your own footwear collection.

Class Outline

Week 1:
1.Introduction to shoe terminology:
 Types of shoes, parts and components.
 Foot anatomy
2. Development of Mood board for your collection.

Week 2:
Trend Research
Consumer profile

Week 3:

Introduction to shoe drawing.

Week 4:
Developing your collection from mood board.

Week 5:
Collection Development continued
Finalization of sketches (6)

Week 6:
Introduction to color
Rendering techniques and Mediums
Selecting material, trims and finishes

Week 7:
Technical and manufacturing details

Week 8:
Portfolio compilation and final presentation.

Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.

Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.

Items to buy for this class

Good Quality A4 sketchbook. (Watercolor paper)
Pencils HB
Watercolor pencils
Felt tip pens (0.3mm)
Cutter, Scissor, UHU stick glue, Eraser
Recent Fashion magazines
High-resolution images of the theme that interests you for your collection.
Your favorite pair of shoes.

On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.

Where to buy your materials

Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:

  • Jarir Bookstore: on Rayyan Road or Salwa Road
  • Color Note: on Al Nasser Street
  • Ibn Al Qayyim: at Markhiya Roundabout
  • Al Rawnaq

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Terms & Conditions apply

Participants must buy their own materials

Wed, 28 Feb, 2018
Wed, 18 Apr, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm
VCUQatar, Room 355
QAR 850


Wajiha Pervez

Wajiha Pervez is an interdisciplinary designer based in Qatar. She has a BFA in Textile Design from Pakistan and is currently pursuing her MFA at VCU Qatar. She has over 4 years of experience in Footwear and Accessories. She has actively contributed to Footwear and Accessories education in Pakistan before moving to Qatar. Wajiha aims to take this legacy forward in Qatar with the help of courses that introduce people to the world of Fashion Accessories.