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.

Maker Meet-Up #11

Tuesday 26th May
Free
Zoom

Our Maker Meet-Up: has gone digital! A chance for makers of all types to talk, share and connect.

This is a chance for the Liverpool city region’s community of makers, artists, thinkers, and doers to get together to showcase their work, meet other makers, and discuss the maker movement happening in the city.

The eleventh instalment of our Maker Meet-Up brings us another evening of all things making!

The event will consist of speakers from all different crafts, media, and arts, both professional and hobbyists.


Plugged In: Online Panel Talks #3

Wednesday 10th June
Free
Zoom
Plugged In: Online Panel Talks

Make CIC are hosting our third edition of Plugged In: Online Panel Talks on Wednesday 10th June. Join us to hear from a variety of speakers responding to Covid-19 so far.

For this third event, we’ll cover two topics in one-hour sessions. Each topic will start with a handful of speakers covering the subject from their point of view, then a Q&A session to finish.

The event will take place on zoom, a zoom link will be sent to you before the event via email. It will also include a reminder of the schedule and speakers and any additional information.

14.00- How have our green spaces and environment been affected by COVID-19

Hear speakers and questions related to how have our green spaces and environment been affected by COVID-19. As well as a chance to unpick the support on offer.

15.15- Freelancers and the self-employed preparing for life after COVID-19

Hear speakers and questions related to freelancers and the self-employed preparing for life after COVID-19.

 


Creative Crit – Online

Wednesday 3rd June
Free
Zoom
Creative Crit

Make CIC are excited to launch their first online edition of the ‘Creative Crit’. Working alone as an artist can be very isolating, so this will be a great opportunity to receive feedback back from a wider group of people and to push your practice further.

Anyone is welcome to come and share their opinion and observe the work. We encourage all artists from different backgrounds to come and show their work and receive feedback from other participants.


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

Wednesday 4th November - Wednesday 18th November
£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.


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 Bees

Saturday 27th June
£45
Make Hamilton Square
Introduction to Bees

Introduction to Bees: Throughout the workshop, John our resident beekeeper, will be chatting about all the basic bee information. This is an informal workshop to learn about bees whilst in a friendly environment. You’ll be learning about the difference between wasps and bees, the different types of bees, how you can make your garden a more bee friendly place and how your average hive works. If your enthusiastic about bringing more bees into your green space then Johns practical knowledge of plant choice and nesting sites will make it simple to understand.


Introduction to Calligraphy

2nd May, 4th July, 5th September
£50
Make North Docks, Make Hamilton
Calligraphy

This introduction to calligraphy workshop is taught by Angela, a graphic design, 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 or just for anyone wanting to learn to write beautifully. 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.


Food Fermentation

Saturday 6th June
£15
Make Hamilton
Food Fermentation

Join Keith Matthews for a workshop on food fermentation, focusing on making sauerkraut and kimchi! This informal-style class will cover the science behind fermentation, what ingredients you’ll need to make jars of organic, raw, bio-active sauerkraut and kimchi, and learn about everything lactobacilli!


Sustainable Eco-craft Macrame – Plant Hanger

Saturday 13th June
£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.


Sustainable Eco-Craft Macrame Workshop – Part 2

Saturday 11th July
£50
Make. North Docks
Sustainable Eco-craft Macrame Workshop

PART 2. This sustainable eco-craft macrame workshop is ran by local macrame and fibre artist, Vicki, owner of Tassel and Twine Design. We will build upon your existing knowledge of macrame knots and technique and elevate it to the next level, combining knots in new ways and letting your creativity show, resulting in a truly unique piece of fibre art for you to take home.


Digital Drink and Draw – Figuring This Out

Thursday 4th June, Thursday 18
£6 - £20
Zoom
Digital Drink and Draw

Digital Drink and Draw – figuring this out. If you enjoy doodling and sketching and want the chance to do some life drawing in a friendly relaxed atmosphere then check out our class!

Our digital Drink & Draw sessions will take place on our zoom platform, so for those of you new to this digital world, instructions will be sent before the evening.

We’ll provide the playlist and we’ve partnered up with our fabulous friends and neighbours at The Kazimier who will deliver a delightful mix of drinks right to your door! (postcode permitting – L1, L2, L8, L17)


Cut It Out 2020 – Online Event

Thursday 11th June
£3-£20
Zoom
Cut It Out 2020

We’ve partnered with Make Baltic Residents Cut Out Collage to bring you Cut It Out 2020. Artist Catherine Rogers celebrates all things cut and paste by bringing the fun, collaborative and super accessible medium of collage to you at home via Zoom. These new digital workshops in collaboration with Make CIC are perfect for people who enjoy creating, want to learn something new or are looking for ideas and inspiration to create whilst we isolate!

With your ticket, there’s also an option to grab a collage pack which ensures you have quality and varied images to work with during the workshop and will be sent out to you in advance.


Beginners guide to up-cycling furniture – Online event

Saturday 20th June
£3 - £20
Zoom
Beginners up-cycling furniture

Has spending more time at home got you itching to try some DIY up-cycling? Have you been wanting to refurbish some of your furniture but have no idea where to start?

This workshop has got you covered! Join Make North Docks resident Rachel from Quirky Chairs in her home studio giving you a step by step guide on how to prep, paint and look after your furniture. Give your furniture a lease of life and get some top tips from an expert.


Furniture painting techniques: Ombre effect

Saturday 27th June
£5
Zoom
Furniture painting techniques: Ombre effect

ONLINE EVENT

Ever wanted to try those beautiful ombre painting techniques you see on Pinterest, but wouldn’t know where to start?

Join Make North Docks resident Rachel from Quirky Chairs online whilst she shows you exactly what to do to create that beautiful ombre effect, which you can apply to any of your wooden furniture to bring it back to life.