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.

Exhibtion

5th September – 31st October
Make. North Docks

Make North Docks resident Frank Moore will be exhibiting his paintings at Make, with the opening night on Friday 6th September. So come along and see Franks fantastic work!


Maker Meet Up #9

Thursday 19th September
Make. North Docks

Maker Meet Up: 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 every once in a while to showcase their work, meet other makers, and discuss the maker movement happening in the city.

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

The event will consist of 5 speakers from all different crafts, medias and arts, both professional and hobbyists. Speakers announced soon.

With a chance to network before and after speakers.


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.


Well-being Workshop: Spring Flower Wreath Making

Saturday 18th May
Make. North Docks

Awaken the senses with this fragrant, floral workshop designed to relax your mind and promote wellbeing.

Emma has been passionate about plants her whole life and specialises in creating bespoke indoor gardens and terrariums, along with teaching people how beneficial working with plants can be. During this two hour workshop, you will create your own floral design using a seasonal selection of fresh and dried flowers.


Bicycle Maintenance Class

Sunday 19th May
Make. North Docks

This subsidised class is run by Make North Dock’s resident Malcolm, who runs a bike repair shop. During this 2 hour course, we’ll go through information for every-day use/home repairs.

During the session you’ll learn how to:

Proper cleaning & oiling.
Change tires and tubes.
Repairing a puncture.
Adjust your bicycle’s brakes.


Introduction to Weaving

Sunday 26th May
Make. North Docks

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!


Paper Sculpture – Intro to Origami

Saturday 4th May
Make. Baltic

Are you interested in paper crafts? Have you ever wondered how to make a beautiful sculpture out of one square of paper? Don’t know your Mountain fold from your Valley fold? Then look no further, the Introduction to Origami workshop is for you!


Curious Cross Stitch

Saturday 4th May
Make. North Docks

When you think cross stitch, you tend to think of a generation before the internet. That’s not the case with Melody, founder of ‘A Curious Twist’. She’s taken the prim and proper artform to a new satirical level. Teaching you not only the skills, but how to make something personal and funny. The messages can sometimes be blunt but the designs are always beautiful!


Intro to Product Photography

Sunday 5th May
Make. Baltic

Are you a maker? Do you post photographs of your products to sell on Etsy or Facebook or your own website? Do you need some help learning how to capture the most beautiful images of your work? We’re here to help! Join Chris from Lowlight in this two hour workshop. He will guide you through using what you’ve got on hand to capture compelling images for your website, Etsy, or blog, whether thats a SLR camera or your cell phone!


Introduction to Sewing: Make Your Own Little Black Dress

Multiple Dates
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.


Life Drawing

9th May 2019
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 check out our class. There will be two experienced artists and teachers on hand giving advice and help to those people who want it.


Introduction to Sewing: Making a Dog Coat

Saturday 11th May
Make. Baltic

Are you creative? Have you always wanted to know how to actually use that sewing machine you own but have never turned on? Own a chihuahua that’s chilly or a Jack Russell who would love a jacket? Well look no further, Anita is here to help! In her introduction to sewing class, you will be guided through the essentials and leave with a perfectly tailored frock for Frenchie!


Introduction to Ceramics: Hand Building

12th + 19th May
Make. North Docks

Would you like to sip your brew every morning out of a beautiful ceramic mug that you made yourself, or arrange flower in your personally hand sculptured vase? Then our Introduction to Ceramics class is what you need. Ryan, a recent graduate in three-dimensional design, is an accomplished artist who will be instructing this relaxed two-part class.


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.