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 Meetup #13

Tuesday 3rd November
Free
Make North Docks
maker meetup

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!


Creative Crit #2

Wednesday 25th November
Free
Make Hamilton Square
creative crit

Make CIC are excited to launch their second edition of the ‘Creative Crit’ this time at our Make Hamilton Square site.

An Art “Crit” is a common staple for art courses in college and university, where artists get the chance to show unfinished or finished work to their peers and receive feedback, this can be hard to find outside of an scholastic environment. We want our ‘Creative Crit’ to encourage artistic development, debate, and give artists an opportunity to network.


Autumn Arkade

Saturday 31st October
Free
Make Hamilton
Autumn Arkade

This October you’re invited to stop in for a spell at Make Hamilton for our first Autumn Arkade. We’ll be celebrating all things local with our makers market where we’ll have everything from hand-carved spoons to luxury themed gift hampers.

For the family, there’ll be themed workshops to keep you feeling creative. And to top it all off we’ll have a bar, live music and some fantastic hearty food.

You’ll have a chance to explore Make Hamilton as our residents will be opening their doors to their spaces to give you a look into the world of artists, makers, thinkers and doers.

Wirral Unplugged will  be holding workshops on the day based around Mexico’s Day of the Dead you can sign up to those here.


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 | 8th October, 12th November
£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 14th October - Wednesday 28th October
£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.


Level 1 Mindful Macrame: Sustainable Plant Hanger

Saturday 10th October
£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.


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!


Introduction to Sourdough

Saturday 3rd October
£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.


Introduction to Puppet Making

26th & 27th September
£60
Make north Docks
Puppet Making

Learn to design and build a glove puppet with professional puppeteer and founder of Puppetuity, Chris Wylie. This is a two-day puppet making course. The first day you will learn how to design and make a papier-mache head and hands.

The second day will consist of detailing and finishing everything from the first day, then making fabric glove-body of the puppet. At the end of the 2 days, you will have constructed a puppet that is ready to take home to be painted, dressed, and made your own!

 


Level 3 Mindful Macrame: Intermediate Wall Hanging

Saturday 7th November
£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 2 Mindful Macrame: Beginners Wall Hanging Workshop

Saturday 24th October
£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.


Digital Cut and Paste! Online Collage Workshop

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.


Cut It Out! Collage Workshop- Part 1

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.


Introduction to Perfume Making

Saturday 17th October
£35
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.


Natural Wreath Making

Saturday 28th November
£35
Make North Docks
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.