PENSOLE Skills Academy is the ideal design summer study program. Six days of class to sharpen skills in the following design disciplines: 3D modeling, Color & Material Design, Concept Creation, Footwear Design, and Functional Apparel & Accessory Design. From high school students looking to start or improve portfolio’s to adults in search of advancing current careers or switching to new ventures, our Skills Academy courses will help guide you in the right direction.
Session A: June 4-9 | open to 18+
Session B: July 9-14 | open to rising 9th-12th graders
Session C: July 23-28 | open to women only (18+)
$1,500 | Session A (18+) & Session C (women only, 18+): all disciplines.
$1,000 | Session B (raising 9th through 12th graders): all disciplines.
Step 1 – Select Design Discipline at bottom of this page
Step 2 – Read Design Brief/PDF which houses all information specific to each session
Step 3 – Register
Step 4 – Upload your submission for correct session
Step 5 – You will be redirected to PayPal for the session you wish to attend
Step 6 – You will receive confirmation email from Pensole AND Paypal
All sessions launch Monday April 9th – Registration is first come first served, classes do have limited seats. Registering early for all summer sessions is recommended. Class registration will close for each session 2 weeks before start date. No refunds given after 3 weeks prior to start date.
Session A: June 4-9 | Close May 21st. Last day to apply for a refund is May 14th.
Session B: July 9-14 | Close June 25th. Last day to apply for a refund is June 18th.
Session C: July 23-28 | Close July 9th. Last day to apply for a refund is July 2nd.
We are excited to offer a 10% discount for FDRA Members to attend Skills Academy Classes. Follow instructions during the registration process.
We are also excited to announce one FDRA MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP per PENSOLE SKILLS ACADEMY SESSION.
If you would like to submit for a scholarship, please send your 1-page submission (read the PDF for the session/design discipline that you would like to attend for discipline-specific submission requirements) to [email protected] with your company name and your last name, first name as the naming convention for your submission file (IE: ShoeCompany_DoeJohn.png).
The subject of your email should be: FDRA SCHOLARSHIP for Session X: Design Discipline of your choice (IE: Session C: Color&Material).
Scholarship winners will be contacted 10 days prior to the start date of class, so the attendee can make travel arrangements to Portland.