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.

Look Photo Biennial / Satellite Exhibition

Saturday 19th October - Saturday 21st December Open Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Free
Make Hamilton Square

LOOK is delivered by Open Eye Gallery. Every two years, we work with a different partner country to build a programme that exchanges culture and learning, worldwide.

22+ international artists sourced via 2 open calls. The selected work responds to the theme: TRANSLATE / TRANSITION and is being shown in non-traditional gallery spaces across Liverpool and Birkenhead.


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

Second Thursday of the Month | 12th December (SOLD OUT), 9th January
£8 - £10
Make. North Docks

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 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.


Silversmithing Classes.

Various classes
£50 – £150
Make. Baltic

This hands-on silversmithing class is a great way to learn a new skill from scratch. The 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 and you take your own product away with you.


Introduction to Sewing: Make Your Own Little Black Dress

Thursday 9th January - Thursday 6th February
£90-£100
Make Baltic

In this course, you will create your own perfectly tailored, classic little black dress. Or, if you fancy something more colourful you can choose any colour or pattern so long as it is suitable fabric. Students are encouraged to add their own personalised touches so each piece is individual to the wearer.

Over five weeks you will be taught tricks and professional techniques to ensure the perfect finish to your dress creating a garment that will be a long-lasting favourite.


Introduction to Sewing: Shorts or Pants

Monday 6th January - Monday 20th January
£65
Make Baltic

This beginners course will take you step by step through the very basics of sewing. You will be taught over the space of 6hours 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

19th January, 14th March
£35
Make. North Docks

The session is run 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.


Greenwood Woodwork: Stool Making

Saturday 1st February - Saturday 8th February
£180
Make. North Docks

Over the space of two days, Keith, our resident woodworking guru, will carefully teach you the techniques and skills involved in the art of green woodwork. The result of this intensive two day workshop will be a beautiful handmade stool. There will be a chance to talk through the process before the tools get brought out to discuss personal preference and design with an opportunity to ask questions. These stools make gorgeous gifts, a perfect perch to sip your coffee on or simply great practise if you’re looking to develop your skills as a green woodworker.


Introduction to Sourdough Bread

Sunday 15th December
£25
Make North Docks, Make Hamilton Square

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.


Contemporary Wreath Workshop

Tuesday 3rd December
£45
Make Baltic

Join Olive Owl Flowers and learn how to make a Contemporary Christmas Wreath.

Similar to a Bridesmaid Flower Hoop, made on a metal ring with a feature focal arrangement. We’ll be using a mixture of Fresh and Dried Plant Materials to create a stunning modern wreath. Not forgetting all the natural Christmas decorations mixed in with a few modern glitzy ones for good measure.


Traditional Wreath Workshop

Wednesday 4th December
£45
Make Hamilton Square

Join Olive Owl Flowers and learn how to make a Traditional Christmas Wreath.

We’ll use all the well known Festive Foliage such as Spruce, Pine, Fern and Eucalyptus with an abundance of Christmas Decorations such as Pinecones, Berries, Dried Fruit, Metallic Twigs, Bells, Stars, Feathers… the list goes on!


Winter-Time Willow Weaving

Saturday 14th December
£75
Make Hamilton Square, Make North Docks

Try your hand at making willow festive decorations with Sarah from Twigtwisters. This course is excellent for beginners and a great way to build Skills.

Sarah will introduce you to the Somerset willow you will be using giving information about varieties, growing, preparation, storage, ways of working and maintenance.


Willow Weaving Sculpture

Saturday 11th January
£75
Make Hamilton Square
Willow Weaving - Stags Head

Make a willow stag head with Sarah from Twigtwisters. You will be using Somerset willow to create a stunning ethical trophy head suitable for indoors or outdoors.

Sarah will introduce you to the Somerset willow you will be using giving information about varieties, growing, preparation, storage, ways of working and maintenance.