Unique part-time Shoe Design program in Belgium.
The four year SASK Shoe Design program focuses on the dynamics between the artistic and craft aspects. Students are trained to analyse these different angles of approach and stimulated to push their boundaries. Head teachers are Anne Poesen and Hans De Clercq.
The program is set up to train shoe designers who are capable of using their creativity to design shoes and create prototypes.
Our Shoe Design department, founded in 2005, is very ambitious. By establishing contacts with other institutions, foreign schools, studios, workshops and the industry specialized in shoes, we create an environment where the students can fully develop themselves.
The apotheosis of every academic year is a catwalk show in collaboration with the Fashion Design department, where the creations of the students are shown to a mixed public consisting of professionals and fashion lovers. Yearly you have a chance to exhibit in the ‘Shoes Or No Shoes’ museum in Kruishoutem, belgium and participate in various national and international exhibitions and competitions.
To our 4 years course Shoe Design at d’Academie in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.
Until 30 September 2019.
4th grade (from the age of 18): 4 years 10 hours a week
Specialization: 8 hours a week.
English speaking is no problem.
The 10 hours education per week takes place on monday and tuesday evening from 17.30 till 22.00 and on saturday from 9.00 till 13.30. And once a month saturday from 9 till 17.30.
The classes start from September 7 till June 30 2019.
Students can follow in the footsteps of the graduates who started working at renowned brands like Balenciaga Paris, Rachel Comey NYC, Esska shoes London, Roberto Del Carlo Italy. Or start their own brand like Katrien Herdewyn – Elegnano, Caro Peirs – Shoerise and Nele Huysmans – 05-05.
Bruno Tansens, winner of the Hulstaert Laureate Legacy 2015.
Amalia Arutyunyan, winner of the Torfs Award in 2016.
Charlotte Jager, winner of the Rexor x Monar award in 2018.
VirtualShoeMuseum exhibitions featuring SASK shoes:
2012 Leipzig – Starker Auftritt!/Stepping into the Limelight!
2013 Ulm – Auf Schritt und Tritt/At Every Turn
2014 Vienna – SHOEting Stars. Shoes in Art and Design
2014 Kuwait & UAE – Shoe Show for CELS Events
2015 Klagenfurt – 5 Sinne & Mehr/Shoes in Senses
2017 Lichtenwalde – HIGH HEELS/Die hohe Kunst der Schuhe
2017 Budapest – Cipö Mágia/Shoe Magic
2017 Detroit – Shoetopia/College for Creative Studies
2019 Munich- Ready to go! Shoes emotionalize
2009 – 2021 Workman Publishers New York – Shoe Calendars
Lasercut patern boot inspired by Japanese botanical artist Makoto Azuma by Thomas Devos/first year. Boot ‘Aero Deco’ part of 3 pieces collection by Lise de Smet/second year.
@ SASK. Photo’s by Charlotte Visser.