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.

Winter Arkade 2021

Sunday 12th December
Free
Make North Docks

Visitors to this wintry shopping wonderland can expect an abundance of independent stall holders, warming mulls, activities for the whole family, themed craft workshops, and of course music and entertainment throughout the whole day.


A Series of Work by Dave Garnett

Thursday 18th November
Free
Make North Docks

A Series of Work by Dave Garnett

Join us on Thursday 18th November for the opening night of Dave Garnett’s Art Exhibition.

Make resident, Dave, will be showcasing the wonderful collection of his past and present works. The opening will run from 6pm until 9pm!


Out of the Ashes by Ann Gilchrist

Thursday 25th November
Free
Make North Docks

‘Out of the Ashes’ an exhibition by Ann Gilchrist
 
Join us on Thursday 25th November for the opening night of Ann Gilchrist’s exhibition from 6pm – 9pm
 
Make Hamilton resident Ann will be showcasing her works representing the Eldonian village rising up through the rubble and devastation.


Courses.

An Introduction to Woodwork: Tool Box

Every last Saturday of the month | 27th November, 22nd January
£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.


Natural Wreath Making

Saturday 27th November
£40
Make Hamilton

At this fun and informative workshop, you will have the opportunity to produce a fabulous festive Wreath using a variety of plant materials.

During the session you will learn the techniques to construct a natural wreath, which you will then be able to embellish with various natural accessories, i.e. cones, dried fruit etc. You will also learn how to make a bow using leaves.


Weave and Wine

Friday 3rd December
£40
Make North Docks

An introduction into hand weaving but with a festive twist! 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!


Festive Macrame with Cheese and Wine

Saturday 4th December
£35
Make Hamilton

The workshop is run by local macramé 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 beautiful macramé festive decorations of your very own.


Beginners Mosaic

Saturday 29th January
£25
Make North Docks

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


Level 1 Mindful Macramé: Sustainable Plant Hanger

Saturday 15th January
£40
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.


An Introduction to Woodwork: Wine Rack

Second Saturday of the month | 8th January
£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.


Festive Drink & Draw: Life Drawing

Second Thursday of the Month | 2nd December (Make Hamilton), 9th December + 16th December (Make North Docks)
£10 - £12
Make. North Docks, Make Hamilton
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

Saturday 27th November (SOLD OUT), Saturday 22nd January
£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.


Beginner Sewing: Shorts or Pants

Wednesday 12th January - Wednesday 26th January
£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 13th January - Thursday 27th January
£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.


Level 2 Mindful Macrame: Beginners Wall Hanging Workshop

Saturday 5th February
£45
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.


Introduction to Terrazzo: Make your own coasters!

Saturday 8th January
£35
Make North

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 12th February (2 Classes) 11am + 2pm
£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.