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.

Leftbank Collective

Saturday 17th July
Free
Make Hamilton

Join us for the first Left Bank collective joint event.

We have joined forces with other local Birkenhead businesses to bring a day of art, music, VR and creativity.

At Make Hamilton we will be presenting a group exhibition from some of our wonderful studio members as well as open studios, stalls and the soft opening of our café.


Summer Arkade

Sunday 22nd August
Free
Make North Docks

The summer season is fast approaching and we are excited to launch the first Summer Arkade on Sunday 22nd August 2021. Visitors to this summer shopping event can expect an abundance of independent stall holders, summery cocktails , tasty food, activities for the whole family, themed craft workshops and of course music and entertainment throughout the whole day.


Courses.

An Introduction to Woodwork: Tool Box

Every last Saturday of the month | 31st July, 28th August, 25th September
£45
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 21st August
£30
Make North Docks

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.


Level 1 Mindful Macramé: Sustainable Plant Hanger

Saturday 11th September
£30
Make Hamilton

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.


An Introduction to Woodwork: Wine Rack

Second Saturday of the month | 14th August, 18th September, 16th October
£45
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.


Drink & Draw: Life Drawing

Second Thursday of the Month | 12th August, 9th September,
£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

31st July, 18th September
£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 24th July
Free
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.


Beginner Sewing: Shorts or Pants

Wednesday 28th July - Wednesday 1st July, Wednesday13th October - Wednesday 27th October
£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 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 9th September - Thursday 23rd September, Thursday 14th October - Thursday 28th October
£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 Terrazzo: Make your own coasters!

Saturday 2nd October
£35
Make North Docks

Love terrazzo? Learn the technique whilst making your own coaster set!

During this session, you will learn how to make a pair of round terrazzo-pattern coasters using an eco resin material, Jesmonite.


Introduction to Perfume Making

Saturday 16th October
£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.


*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.