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.

Winter Arkade 2020

Sunday 13th December
Free
Make North Docks + Invisible Wind Factory
Winter Arkade

Visitors to this wintry shopping wonderland can expect an abundance of independent stall holders, warming mulls, activities for the whole family, themed craft workshops, and of course music and entertainment throughout the whole day.


Maker Meetup #14

Tuesday 26th January
Free
Make Hamilton

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. Or for anyone else who is interested in listening to a maker’s journey!


Courses.

Festive Macramé with Cheese and Wine

Friday 4th December
£30
Make North Docks
Festive Macrame

Come along to Make for a fun, friendly and safely socially distanced festive macrame workshop to get you into the festive spirit.

The workshop is run by local macramé 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 beautiful macramé festive decorations of your very own.


Weave and Wine: an Introduction to Weaving

Saturday 5th December
£40
Make North Docks

An introduction into hand weaving but with a festive twist! 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 wall hanging, a table piece for your home, or just keep as a fabulous bit of weaving!


Drink & Draw: Life Drawing

Second Thursday of the Month | 3rd December, 10th December
£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 drawing 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.


Natural Wreath Making @ Winter Arkade

Sunday 13th December @ Winter Arkade
£35
Make North Docks @ Winter Arkade
wreath making

At this fun and informative workshop, you will have the opportunity to produce a fabulous Christmas Wreath using a variety of plant materials.


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.


Beginner Sewing: Shorts or Pants

Wednesday 17th February - Wednesday 10th March
£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 Sourdough

Saturday 16th January
£25
Make North Docks
Introduction to Sourdough

Sourdough baker Julie has been baking bread for over 14 years and has specialised in sourdough bread over the last 4 years.
She is part of the fantastic team of Bakers behind the delicious sourdough from Squash in Toxteth and has been baking for friends and family for many years now.
In this class you’ll be shown step by step how to make a sourdough starter, then how to make basic foccacia dough with different variations and information on the best ingredients to choose.


Liverpool Collage Club

From January 2021
£25-£35
Make North Docks
Liverpool Collage Club

Once you’ve tried collage you just can’t stop! That’s definitely true for the Cut Out Collage community that’s growing every day. Liverpool Collage Club is a place to meet, make collage together and to learn awesome new techniques. It’s a space for every ability, every style and everyone.

Liverpool Collage Club has 6 fixed in-person workshops across 2021 to make sure you have plenty of dates to choose from to come and get your cut & paste on. Additional dates may also be added for special events and online sessions.


Introduction to Composting

Saturday 30th January
£10
Make Hamilton
Composting

Join composting expert Minna Alanko-Falola to learn about the basics of home composting, and to give you the confidence to compost your food waste at home.


Level 1 Mindful Macramé: Sustainable Plant Hanger

Saturday 30th January
£30
Online
macrame

The session is run by local macramé and fibre artist, Vicki, owner of Tassel and Twine Design.

Join Vicki via zoom for an afternoon learning the basic knots and techniques that form the foundation of macramé. 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.


Introduction to Weaving

Saturday 6th February
£40
Make North Docks
intro to weaving

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 wall hanging, a table piece for your home, or just keep as a fabulous bit of weaving!


Level 2 Mindful Macrame: Beginners Wall Hanging Workshop

Saturday 13th February
£35
Make. North Docks
macrame

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.


Introduction to Perfume Making

Thursday 18th February
£30
Make North Docks
perfume making

Learn about the perfume making process, create a perfume of your own and explore the creative possibilities of fragrance.

Perfume making workshops give you a fantastic and unique opportunity to find out more about the perfume making process, create a perfume of your own and explore the creative possibilities of fragrance in a fun and informal way.


Furniture Painting Techniques

Saturday 20th February
£10, £35
Online, Make North Docks
furniture painting

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?

Join Rachel from Quirky Chairs to learn how to transform your furniture using different painting and waxing techniques.


Level 3 Mindful Macrame: Intermediate Wall Hanging

Saturday 13th March
£50
Make. North Docks
Sustainable Eco-craft Macrame Workshop

Level 3 mindful macrame. Using the highest quality recycled cotton and ethically sources woods we will build a stunning mid sized layered wall hanging. 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 own creativity show, resulting in a truly unique piece of fibre art for you to take home.


Level 1 Mindful Macrame: Sustainable Plant Hanger

Saturday 30th January
£30
Make. North Docks
macrame plant hanger

The session 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.