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!


Winter Arkade

Sunday 1st December
Free
34 Regent Street, L3 7BN

The festive season is fast approaching, and the famous Winter Arkade is set to return on Sunday 1st December. 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.

Complete your Christmas shopping lists and support the independent scene of crafters, local brewers, doers, makers and bakers all congregating under our two roofs, for a seasonal indoor market-party.

The Winter Arkade will provide a trading zone for all manner of local doing-it-themselves sellers, craftspeople and vendors.

Follow this link if you would like to apply for a market stall! –

https://forms.gle/MfcMs6gFMGcJXymW9


Collective Encounters: The Street Where the Stories Live

Friday 1st November & Saturday 2nd November
From £2.50
Make North Docks

The Street Where The Stories Live is a show about the places we call ours, what they mean to us, and what happens when we have to leave them. It’s about staying in, moving out, setting off and longing to return. It’s about migration, hostile environments and seeking sanctuary amongst shaky foundations.


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 | 14th November, 12th December, 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 Professional Prosthetics FX Makeup

16th November, 18th January
£80
Make. North Docks

Have you ever been amazed by what TV and Film makeup departments can do? How do they make injuries look so unbelievably real? If you’re not the type to feel queasy at the sight of a little blood or even a gory gash then you’ll want to join our Introduction to Professional Prosthetics Skills workshop.

The workshop will be led by the renowned FX specialist Jennifer Glynn who will be teaching the basics of high quality prosthetics work. This course is designed as a fun introduction to prosthetics makeup, while laying the groundwork for attendees to take more advanced courses with a view to work in the field.


Introduction to Sewing: Make Your Own Little Black Dress

Monday 4th November - Monday 2nd December, JANUARY DATES 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

Thursday 14th November - Thursday 28th November, JANUARY DATES 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

17th November
£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 (Christmas Dates available)

Saturday 16th November + Sunday 17th November, Saturday 21st December + Sunday 22nd December
£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.


Luxury Christmas Candle Making Workshop

Saturday 30th November
£49
Make. Baltic

Come and join Willow & Blossom and learn how to make beautiful scented candles and petal melts. We will be bringing along some festive scents so you can make your Christmas candles.

You will make one large 250g luxury candle with Mahogany lid and One tray of 15 Soy Wax petal melts to take home. Choose from a range of festive & botanical scents for your candle/melts and add a sprinkle of flower petals to your melts.


Weaving – Festive Wall Hanging

Sunday 8th December
£45
Make North Docks

An introduction into weaving with a festive twist! In this workshop you’ll create a unique piece and experiment with alternative materials.

Kirsty will demonstrate thread by thread how to set up a 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.


Festive Pyrography

Saturday 23rd November, Saturday 7th December
£45
Make North Docks, Make Hamilton Square

This Festive season, why not decorate with your own handmade tree decorations, coasters or place mats.There will be 3 festive themed templates to choose from which have been specifically designed for beginner pyrographers, but if you’re confident and want to let your artistic side out, there will be the option to create your own design.

In this class you will have to opportunity to work with hot pyrography tools and use a variety of the different tips, which produce a range of unique effects.


Introduction to Sourdough Bread

Sunday 24th November, 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.


Winter Wreath Workshop

Thursday 28th November
£55
Make North Docks

Spend a very relaxing evening with us learning the techniques and perfecting your mossed wreath. Perfect for anyone who wants to make a professionally arranged wreath a feature for their front door at Christmas, suitable for beginners and more experienced flower fans.


Festive Mini Macrame

Saturday 30th November
£35
Make Hamilton Square

Join us for an afternoon of festive crafting!

Bring a little boho to your festive season. Using some of the basic knots that form the foundation of the art of macrame we will create a selection of miniature hanging decorations.


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!


Seasonal Macrame Wall Hanging

Saturday 7th December
£35
Make North Docks

Learn how to give your home a handmade feel this Christmas with our introduction to macrame workshop!

Join us for an afternoon of festive crafting!

Bring a little boho to your festive season. Using some of the basic knots and the more intermediate and festively names Berry knot we will create this striking three dimensional Christmas Tree wall hanging.


Winter-Time Willow Weaving

Sunday 8th December, 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

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.