Amara Hark-Weber – Cordwainer


Objectives: Amara Hark-Weber creates handmade custom shoes in traditional and conceptual designs. Explore the craft of custom footwear and design your own unconventional or sculptural shoes.

Tools/Resources: Paper and colored pencils/markers.


1) Watch the segment and discuss:

a. What are the differences between Amara’s traditional and unconventional work?
b. What surprised you most about her process?

2) If there were no rules for what a shoe could be, what kind of shoe would you create?

a. Using available art supplies design an unconventional shoe.
b. Think about how it could compliment an activity you enjoy or fix an everyday problem.

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