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.

Terrazzo Arch Tray: Level 2 Terrazzo Workshop

Saturday 11th June
£50
Make North Docks
terrazzo level 2

Using the skills you learnt in the level 1 session (Terrazzo Coasters: Level 1 Terrazzo Workshop), this time we will create a bigger piece!

During this session, you will make a terrazzo-pattern arch display tray, using an eco-resin material called Jesmonite. Using the skills you learnt in the level 1 session (Terrazzo Coasters: Level 1 Terrazzo Workshop), we will this time create a bigger piece! You will still be able to create any colour chips and/or base you want while honing your skills making a beautiful terrazzo-pattern homeware piece.


Terrazzo Coasters: Level 1 Terrazzo Workshop

Saturday 11th June
£40
Make North Docks
terrazzo level 1

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

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


Beginners Flower Arranging

Wednesday 25th May - Wednesday 8th June
£100
Make Hamilton
Flower Arranging

Join us for Beginners Flower Arranging! Would you like to learn to create simple, yet effective floral designs for your home?

Louise and Debbie of Utopia Creations are Chelsea gold medallists in floral design and are passionate about sharing their ideas and techniques for beautiful, environmentally sustainable flower arranging.

During the 3 part course you will learn flower arranging techniques, an outline of the principles and elements of design and also have the opportunity to make accessories to enhance your arrangements.


Summer Herbs for Health

Saturday 25th June
£20
Make Hamilton
Summer herbs

Join us in the garden for a sunny afternoon that will give you the confidence to collect and use summer herbs to make infused oil and balms!

Would you like to know how to use herbs to support your wellbeing but don’t know where to start?

In this beginners workshop, you will be introduced to a variety of summer time herbs and shown how to use them to make oil infusions and balms. It’s an opportunity to discover and connect to the plants growing around us, learn how to identify them and find out more about their uses and history.


Mindful Macramé: Macramé and Dried Flower Wreath Workshop

Saturday 14th May
£45
Make Hamilton
macrame wreath

The session is run by local macramé artist and certified mindfulness teacher, Vicki, owner of Tassel & Twine Design and Craft Your Calm.

You will spend the afternoon learning some of the basic knots and techniques that form the foundation of macramé, coupled with a selection of dried flowers to create a beautiful 20cm macramé and dried flower wreath.


Introduction to Tie Dye

Saturday 9th July
£25
Make Hamilton
Tie Dye

An introduction to tie dye is a perfect class for everyone, whether you’ve done it before or you’re a complete beginner.

Bethan will walk you through the basics of tie dye including:

– how to fold your material to create different patterns

– how to tie your material up

– dye application

– instruction on how to look after your reworked garment.


Beginners Mosaic

Saturday 21st May (SOLD OUT), Saturday 11th June
£35
Make North Docks, Make Hamilton

Join us for an introduction to mosaic! Learn how to design and make a bespoke set a coasters, using mosaic techniques.

Join Alison, our resident mosaic expert for this beginners workshop exploring the relaxing and creative technique of mosaic.


An Introduction to Woodwork: Tool Box

Every last Saturday of the month | 28th May, (SOLD OUT), 25th June, 23rd July
£50
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.


An Introduction to Woodwork: Wine Rack

Second Saturday of the month | 14th May, 11th June, 9th July
£50
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 at Make Hamilton

Thursday 16th June
£15
Make. Hamlilton

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 during the break.

Please bring whichever materials you feel comfortable working with, from some charcoal to a biro, a small sketch pad to A3 sheets of paper.


Drink & Draw: Life Drawing at Make North Docks

Thursday 12th May, Thursday 9th June
£15
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 during the break.

Please bring whichever materials you feel comfortable working with, from some charcoal to a biro, a small sketch pad to A3 sheets of paper.


Bee Happy – An Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping

Saturday 14th May (SOLD OUT), Sunday 15th May
£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.


Beginner Sewing: Shorts or Pants

Wednesday 8th June - Wednesday 22nd June
£95
Make Hamilton
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 June - Thursday 23rd June
£95
Make Hamilton
Beginners Sewing Kimono

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.