Sheri’s Art Classes

Art of the Shoe Class

Transforming the high heeled shoe into a work of Fine Art. 

At the North Valley Art League & Carter House Gallery 

48 Quartz Hill in Caldwell Park, Redding, CA 96003 • 530-243-1023

DATE__________________  9:00AM to 4:30PM (1 hr break for lunch) • COST $60 

Instructor: Sheri Schwarzweller (530)357-2349 •

Space reserved on a prepaid basis only. Sign up in-gallery or online at

This Assemblage project involves applying multiple found items to a high-heeled shoe to create an interesting design. Then tying it all together with a special painting technique, to achieve the antiqued or unearthed effect. 

Bring the following supplies:

• A high heeled shoe (no cloth, due to drying time)

• Assemblage pieces

• 2 - 1” chip brushes

• 2 - small to medium brushes to reach into small spaces (quality is not important)

• ModPodge - 2oz or more

• Apron & Disposable gloves (it’s a messy business)

• Painting pallette or something similar

• Hot glue gun and sticks

• Heat tool or hair dryer


You can have a theme in mind, like garden, pirate, sailing, underwater with shells, wine & grapes, coffee, steampunk, etc. Or you can keep it random and allow it to become what it will. Best to bring a variety of items to choose from. 

Background texture can be achieved with netting or doilies. Consider drying time when choosing materials, thinner is better. Tiny and fine items will lose much of their detail under layers of paint.

Possible items: shells, twisted driftwood, gears, scrolly metal parts, filigree items, coins, chain, strung beads, seed pods, old jewelry, coffee beans, molded face, skull

Part of the fun is scouring your house and thrift stores for odd items.