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.

Earth Day: Repurposing Clothes

Monday 22nd April

Make. North Docks

This Earth Day we want to highlight the issue that are effecting our beautiful planet, in particualr, fast fashion and our throw away culture. Did you know that fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world, second only to oil. So lets try to make a small change and start by repurposing clothes that have been hiding in your wardrobe for years or that you would usually throw away after a few uses.

Here at Make we value the importance of upcyclying, reusing and repurposing, because once is never enough.

The day will consist of three back to back workshops ran by Jean from Penny Lane Fabrics, starting from 12pm to 4pm, you can attend as many or as little workshops as you like. The workshops will be:

– Altering and Mending
– Customising
– Adding Pockets

Kyulx Williams Exhibition for Light Night 21019

17th May 2019

Make. Baltic

An exhibition of the works of Make Resident Kyulx Williams

 

This event is part of the tenth annual LightNight Liverpool, the free one-night arts festival, which is taking place on Friday 17 May 2019.

 

On LightNight, Liverpool springs to life for a Friday night out like no other. With new commissions and a packed programme of more than 100 events, the festival offers an unforgettable experience to be enjoyed with friends and family. Venues across the city will stay open late to present live music, workshops, theatre, exhibitions and much more.

 

For 2019 LightNight explores personal and collective rituals, from the spiritual to the habitual, and consider how they help us to understand the world and define, or transcend, our place within it.

 

Festival guides can be purchased from selected outlets across the city centre or ordered online at www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk.

 

LightNight is produced by local social enterprise Open Culture.

Maker Meetup.

Quartley- Arrivals from 6pm

Free

Make. North Docks

A chance for makers of all types to talk, test and titter.

Featuring short talks from a variety of makers and creators. From illustrators to fabricators you are sure to find an inspiring story at our Maker Meet-up. This is a chance for the city region’s community of makers to get together every once in a while to showcase work and discuss the maker movement happening in the city.

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.

Intro to Jewellery: Heart Pendant Necklaces

Saturday 20th April

Make. North Docks

Teaching this class is Victor, one of our resident professional jewellers. With an engineering background and a passion for metalwork he has created some beautifully unique pieces of jewellery, and will help you do the same.

Colourful Wet Felting Workshop

Tuesday 23rd April

Make. North Docks

Join Erika and explore your creative side using the simple but effective technique of Wet Felting.

Over the space of a full day, you will create a unique piece of flat felt artwork approximately A3 in size which can be proudly hung on your wall or made into further projects.

Intro to Needle Felting: Sleeping Mice

Saturday 27th April

Make. North Docks

This introduction class will walk you through all the felting essentials you will need to make a furry friend. By the end of the day, everyone will have made a small felted mouse to take home and the skills to do it again with even more complex designs.

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

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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

6th May

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

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.