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.

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 | 23rd January, 13th February, 12th March
£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.


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.


Intermediate Macrame

Sunday 16th February
£50
Make North Docks

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.


Introduction to Weaving

Saturday 25th January
£40
Make North Docks

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


Introduction to Bees

Saturday 25th April, Saturday 30th May, Saturday 27th June
£45
Make Hamilton Square

Throughout the workshop, John our resident beekeeper, will be chatting about all the basic bee information. This is an informal workshop to learn about bees whilst in a friendly environment. You’ll be learning about the difference between wasps and bees, the different types of bees, how you can make your garden a more bee friendly place and how your average hive works. If your enthusiastic about bringing more bees into your green space then Johns practical knowledge of plant choice and nesting sites will make it simple to understand.