Events & Courses

Make plays host to a wide range of classes and events throughout the year. Classes range from helping you learn which end is the right end of a hammer, to the finer points of smithing beautiful silver jewellery.

We’re proud of our events calendar that in recent months have included networking events for Makers, exhibitions of the region’s most exciting artists, and tasting sessions run by Liverpool’s best breweries.

If you would like to book one of our space for your upcoming event, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!


Events.

Courses.

An Introduction to Woodwork.

Various classes
£35 – £55
Make. North Docks

Join our introduction to woodwork class, part of Make Liverpool’s woodwork programme for beginners. A great way to hone your woodworking skills, or to learn a new skill from scratch, this four hour hands-on class will take you through the different skills and techniques needed to create your own masterpieces. All tools, equipment and materials will be provided on the day.


Drink & Draw: Life Drawing

Second Thursday of the Month | 9th July, 16th July, 13th August
£10 - £12
Make. North Docks
Drink & Draw

If you enjoy doodling and sketching and just want the chance to do some life drawing in a friendly relaxed atmosphere then come and check out our monthly life drawig class. The session will take place in our bar area so for those of you who are new to life drawing and maybe feeling a tad awkward or nervous having a complimentary glass of wine will help. And what could go better with wine and life drawing you ask? Cheese! Yes there will be cheese and crackers available before, after and during the break. There will also be bottomless tea and coffee available along with some biscuits for dunking.

This class is for anyone over the age of 16, whether you’re a regular at life drawing classes or you can barely hold a pencil, everyone is welcome. We will be running untaught sessions such as this one and for those people who want some guidance, tips and tricks we recommend our taught life drawing classes.

Please bring whichever materials you feel comfortable working with, from some charcoal to a biro, a small sketch pad to A3 sheets of paper.


Beginner Sewing: Shorts or Pants

Wednesay 5th August - Wednesday 19th August, Wednesday 2nd September - Wednesday 16th September
£65
Make Baltic
Beginners Sewing

This beginners sewing course will take you step by step through the very basics of sewing. You will be taught over the space of 6 hours how to make your own casual men’s shorts or women’s flared pants, along with tricks and professional techniques to ensure the perfect finish to your garment.


Sustainable Eco-craft Macrame Workshop – Part 1

Saturday 22nd August
£35
Make. North Docks
Sustainable Eco-craft Macrame Workshop

PART 1. This sustainable eco-craft macrame workshop is ran by local macrame and fibre artist, Vicki, owner of Tassel and Twine Design. During the workshop, she will guide you through the basic knots and techniques needed to create a beautiful macrame wall hanging of your very own.


Introduction to Weaving

Saturday 25th July
£40
Make North Docks

An introduction into hand weaving. This workshop is a perfect place to start if you’re a weaving novice or want a refresher course of the basics. Kirsty will demonstrate thread by thread how to set up your frame loom and how to accomplish different woven techniques. You will then be able to try these patterns out for yourself, weaving with a variety of different textural and colourful yarns to create a beautiful piece of handwoven cloth, to turn into a small wallhanging, a table piece for your home, or just keep as a fabulous bit of weaving!


Introduction to Calligraphy

15th August, 5th September
£50
Make North Docks, Make Hamilton
Calligraphy

This introduction to calligraphy workshop is taught by Angela, a graphic designer, illustrator and tutor with a passion for letter form and typography. Her workshop will teach you everything you need to know, starting right at the basics.

You will learn the techniques and tools of calligraphy and how to write each letter. This is perfect to use for wedding stationery, bullet journals, and decorative quotes and they also make great statement pieces for your walls. Write a short quote with your newly found lettering skills and frame it!


Introduction to Sourdough

Saturday 1st August
£25
Make North Docks
Introduction to Sourdough

A fun introduction to sourdough will teach you how to make your own sourdough starter. Paula has been baking sourdough bread for many years and teaching people how to make their own for just as long. Her loaves are a firm favourite among friends and family. That’s why she’s decided to share her knowledge and experiences in form of workshops.
You will be shown step by step how to make a sourdough starter, then how to make basic bread dough and different variations and what ingredients to choose.


Sustainable Eco-craft Macrame – Plant Hanger

Saturday 8th August
£30
Make. North Docks
Sustainable Eco-craft Macrame Workshop

This sustainable eco-craft macrame workshop is ran by local macrame and fibre artist, Vicki, owner of Tassel and Twine Design. You will spend the afternoon learning the basic knots and techniques that form the foundation of macrame. Using high quality recycled cotton and sustainably sourced wood you will put your new found skills to great use creating a beautiful plant hanger of your very own.


Digital Cut and Paste! Online Collage Workshop

27th August, 22nd October
£12.50 - £27
Zoom
Digital Cut and Paste

Make Baltic  resident and Artist Catherine Rogers from Cut Out Collage celebrates all things cut and paste by bringing the medium of collage to you at home via Zoom.

These digital workshops in collaboration with Make are perfect for people who enjoy creating, want to learn something new and are looking for ideas and inspiration to create from the comfort of home. Great news if you want to join the session from another city or country, the beauty of these digital spaces is they allow us to cut and paste together wherever we are.


An Introduction to Woodwork: Birdhouse

Saturday 1st August
£40
Make. North Docks
woodwork: birdhouse

Join our introduction to woodwork class, part of Make Liverpool’s woodwork programme for beginners.

A great way to hone your woodworking skills, or to learn a new skill from scratch, this five-hour hands-on class will take you through the different skills and techniques needed to create your own birdhouse.


Cut It Out! Collage Workshop- Part 1

Saturday 12th September, Saturday 14th November
£25
Make North Docks
Collage workshop

Start your weekend off right with a collage workshop with Cut Out Collage artist Catherine Rogers. In the wonderful creative surroundings of Make North Docks you will be provided with coffee, tea, biscuits, the skills and equipment to create your own analogue collages.

For this introduction to collage class Catherine, of Cut Out Collage, brings her skills and training as an artist, in addition to years of experience facilitating workshops in a variety of settings in the UK and abroad, to equip you with the skills to make analog collages in various styles.


Cut It Out! Collage Workshop- Part 2

Saturday 12th September, Saturday 14th November
£40
Make North Docks
collage workshop

This session takes the art of cut and paste to another level! If you have attended Cut It Out – Collage Workshop Part 1, then this is the next step to build on those skills and learn how to use more advanced equipment and techniques.

Artist Catherine Rogers, of Cut Out Collage, will guide you through exercises and technique demonstrations to introduce you to working with a scalpel, learning skills for creating impressively detailed collage pieces.