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.

*SOLD OUT* Beginner Sewing: Shorts or Pants

Wednesday 21st April - Wednesday 5th May (SOLD OUT), Wednesday 12th May - Wednesday 26th May (SOLD OUT)
£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.


*SOLD OUT* Beginner Sewing: Make Your Own Kimono Style Robe

Thursday 22nd April -Thursday 6th May
£80
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 3 weeks how to make your own kimono style robe, along with tricks and professional techniques to ensure the perfect finish to your garment.


An Introduction to Woodwork: Tool Box

Every last Saturday of the month | 24th April (SOLD OUT), 22nd May (SOLD OUT), 26th June
£40
Make. North Docks
woodwork

Join our introduction to woodwork class, part of Make 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 Tool box. All tools, equipment and materials will be provided on the day.


Level 1 Mindful Macramé: Sustainable Plant Hanger

Saturday 1st May (One ticket remaining)
£30
Make North Docks
macrame

The session is run by local macramé and fibre artist, Vicki, owner of Tassel and Twine Design.

Join Vicki for an afternoon learning the basic knots and techniques that form the foundation of macramé. 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.


National Gardening Week: Keeping Houseplants Alive and Thriving

Saturday 8th May
£40
Make Hamilton
houseplants

Everyone loves to have plants at home, but sometimes we need a bit of guidance on how to keep our leafy friends happy and healthy (or – let’s be honest – alive).

Make are hosting two green fingers workshops focusing on the fundamentals of plant-keeping:
1. Keeping houseplants alive and thriving-
2. Growing your own salads


*SOLD OUT* Introduction to Perfume Making

Saturday 8th May
£30
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.


An Introduction to Woodwork: Wine Rack

Second Saturday of the month | 10th April (SOLD OUT), 8th May (One ticket remaining), 12th June
£40
Make. North Docks
woodwork

Join our introduction to woodwork class, part of Make’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.


Furniture Painting Techniques

Saturday 15th May
£35
Make North Docks
furniture painting

Has spending more time at home got you itching to try some DIY up-cycling? Have you been wanting to refurbish some of your furniture but have no idea where to start?

Join Rachel from Quirky Chairs to learn how to transform your furniture using different painting and waxing techniques.


Green Fingers: Edible Greens on your Balcony or Backyard

Saturday 15th May
£40
Make Hamilton

Everyone loves to have plants at home, but sometimes we need a bit of guidance on how to keep our leafy friends happy and healthy (or – let’s be honest – alive).
Make are two “Green Fingers” workshops this spring focusing on the fundamentals of plant-keeping:
1. Keeping houseplants plants alive

2. Growing your own salads any size garden


Drink & Draw: Life Drawing

Second Thursday of the Month | 15th April (SOLD OUT), 20th May, 17th June
£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 drawing 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.


Liverpool Collage Club

22nd May, 31st July
£25-£35
Make North Docks
Liverpool Collage Club

Once you’ve tried collage you just can’t stop! That’s definitely true for the Cut Out Collage community that’s growing every day. Liverpool Collage Club is a place to meet, make collage together and to learn awesome new techniques. It’s a space for every ability, every style and everyone.

Liverpool Collage Club has 6 fixed in-person workshops across 2021 to make sure you have plenty of dates to choose from to come and get your cut & paste on. Additional dates may also be added for special events and online sessions.


Level 3 Mindful Macramé: Intermediate Wall Hanging

Saturday 25th September
£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.

The workshop combines crafting with intention setting and mindfulness techniques to create a calming and restorative learning experience designed to support your personal wellbeing.


Intro to Composting

Saturday 5th June
£10
Make North Docks
Composting

Composting food waste is a great way to reduce the amount of waste your household produces. It is a natural process where organic matter breaks down into soil.

If composting is something you are keen to do but are not sure how to start, or you are worried about getting it wrong, then this workshop is for you.


Bee Happy – An Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping

Saturday 5th June
£40
Make Hamilton
Introduction to Bees

You may know how important honey bees are for pollinating food crops and the environment, but you may not know about the amazing life of bees in their hive. In this short course you will gain insight into the life of a honey bee colony, and understand what beekeeping involves.


Summer Solstice: Level 1 Mindful Macramé Sustainable Plant Hanger Workshop

Saturday 19th June
£30
Make Hamilton
macrame

The perfect way to celebrate the summer solstice.. If the weather is good, we will be having the class outside in our beautiful community garden!

The workshop is run by local macramé 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 macramé. 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.


Beginner Sewing: Shorts or Pants

Wednesday 16th June - Wednesday 30th June, Wednesday 28th July - Wednesday 1st July
£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.


Beginner Sewing: Make Your Own Kimono Style Robe

Thursday 17th June -Thursday 1st July, Thursday 9th September - Thursday 23rd September
£80
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 3 weeks how to make your own kimono style robe, along with tricks and professional techniques to ensure the perfect finish to your garment.


Introduction to Weaving

Saturday 19th June
£40
Make North Docks
weaving

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


Level 2 Mindful Macrame: Beginners Wall Hanging Workshop

Saturday 3rd July
£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.


*SOLD OUT* Introduction to Sourdough

Saturday 17th July (SOLD OUT)
£25
Make North Docks
Introduction to Sourdough

Sourdough baker Julie has been baking bread for over 14 years and has specialised in sourdough bread over the last 4 years.
She is part of the fantastic team of Bakers behind the delicious sourdough from Squash in Toxteth and has been baking for friends and family for many years now.
In this class you’ll be shown step by step how to make a sourdough starter, then how to make basic foccacia dough with different variations and information on the best ingredients to choose.


Introduction to Composting

Saturday 5th June
£10
Make North Docks
Composting

Join composting expert Minna Alanko-Falola to learn about the basics of home composting, and to give you the confidence to compost your food waste at home.


SOLD OUT: Level 3 Mindful Macrame: Intermediate Wall Hanging

Saturday 29th May
£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 1 Mindful Macrame: Sustainable Plant Hanger

Saturday 30th January
£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.