CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

We are closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation regarding the new coronavirus (COVID-19). We will follow all government guidance and keep you up to date.

Following the guidance from the government on the 23/4/2020 Making Space will be temporarily closed for 3 weeks. The staff will be working from home and will have access to emails. We will be checking the building periodically and have increased our cleaning and hygiene routine to ensure Making Space is a safe and clean environment.

All activity planned for the next 3 weeks has been postponed or cancelled, this includes workshops, events, A Space To Make and hot benching.  All postponed workshops will be rearranged for alternative dates later in the year. All participants who have booked on to affected workshops will be notified directly.  If you are booked on to an upcoming event and have not received an update, please check your email junk or spam folder. As we won’t be in the office to pick up phone messages directly please email any questions to us.

Keep an eye on our website and social media for up to date information.

CRAFT MATTERS | CREATIVE ACTIVITIES TO TRY AT HOME

During lockdown and these uncertain times creativity can truly be your friend. The mental health benefits of taking part in a creative activity are brilliant, not only does it release feed good endorphins but activities can help break up your day and give you something to focus on!  With that in mind we hope to provide you with lots of creative inspiration to fill your days and entertain people of all ages throughout this time. We will be suggesting our own craft activities as well as linking to other online content and resources.

If you choose to take part in one of our suggested activities we would LOVE to see what you create and share them as part on a quarantine gallery so please email them to outreach@makingspace.org or tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Now more then ever feeling a part of a community is so valuable so we invite you all to join our creative community and get making because #CraftMatters!

To see all of the suggested activities and links click on the button below!

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UPCOMING NEWS AND EVENTS

31
Mar
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Job Opportunity – Director

Making Space seeks to appoint a new Director Making Space Job Opportunity 2020 | Director  |   £28-33k (pro rata) The Trustees of Making Space are seeking an experienced and dynamic Director of Making Space, with the energy and ability to take the organisation forward through a period of transition and challenge. Making Space is a community-based […]

Posted in: Job Opportunities,
Tags: Director, Job Op, Job Opportunity,
16
Mar
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Coronavirus Update

We are closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation regarding the new coronavirus (COVID-19). We will follow all government guidance and keep you up to date. We have increased our cleaning and hygiene routine to ensure Making Space is a safe and clean environment for all our visitors.   We have a number of activities coming […]

Posted in: Making Space,
22
Jan
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2020 Studio Vacancy

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a professional maker to join our creative community and we are doing a call out to find the next Making Space tenant! Are you a local maker who’s looking for a space to work from? Have you outgrown your home office? Do you dream of having a dedicated professional […]

Posted in: Job Opportunities, Makers,
Tags: Join our Team, Maker studio, makers, Studio, Studio Vacancy,
05
Jan
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A Space to Make

We’re really excited about this new initiative;  it’s been something we’ve been wanting to do for a while now. The idea is simple; we, as a creative venue will provide you with “a space to make” (or ASTM) The sessions will be free to attend, although as we are a charity we will welcome donations, […]

Posted in: Community Projects, What's On,
Tags: A Space to Make, community craft, community outreach, creative sessions, free craft sessions,
07
Mar
2
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Community Project: Reach Out

  Reach Out is a successful ongoing collaboration with Face it Resources, a local autism support network. The Reach Out programme is an exciting and rewarding series of creative workshops and events, specifically designed for children and young people with additional needs (including autism, ADHD and asperger’s etc) and a HCC Gateway Card. As with all […]

Posted in: Ami, Community Projects,
Tags: Inspiring You, Reach Out, Short Breaks,
07
Apr
Young Designers: At Home. Activity #3

A simple creative activity suggestion inspired by our Young Designers course. Try this at home and design your own fashion collection using a colour palette and theme selected for you. Create a moodboard first and then design and illustrate it.

Posted in: Get Involved, Young People,
Tags: Activities for Home, Free activity, Take Part, Young Designers, Young Designers: At Home,
07
Apr
A Space To Make: At Home. Activity #3

An ‘at home’ creative activity suggestion from Making Space. This time we are showing you how to make your own stop motion film using an app on your smart phone / device.

Posted in: Get Involved, Young People,
Tags: Creative Activities to try at home, Lego Animation, Reach Out, Stop Motion,
02
Apr
A Space To Make: At Home. Activity #2

An ‘at home’ creative activity suggestion from Making Space. This time we are showing you how to make a colourful woven rainbow from wool and string!

Posted in: Get Involved,
Tags: Creative Activities to try at home, Rainbows,
31
Mar
Young Designers: At Home. Activity #2

A simple creative activity suggestion inspired by our Young Designers course. Try this at home and design your own fashion creations using collage from old magazines!

Posted in: Get Involved, Young People,
Tags: Activities for Home, Free activity, Take Part, Young Designers, Young Designers: At Home,
31
Mar
Creative activities to try at home

So… you’re in lockdown… The kids are stuck at home… you cant go to work…  What to do to fill your days? We’re passionate about craft and creative activities of all kinds and hopefully as you’ve made it this far you are too! But in case you (or a friend / family member / colleague) […]

Posted in: Get Involved,
Tags: #CraftMatters, Covid-19, Creative Activities to try at home, Lockdown,

WHAT IS MAKING SPACE?

Making Space offers purpose-built arts and craft studios for hire and creates opportunities for people to discover and develop their making skills. Raising the profile of craft through specially tailored projects, workshops and events they inspire, challenge, skill-up, engage and build new audiences for the sector. Home to seven individual studio spaces and two workshops, Making Space is the lead craft organisation in Hampshire, promoting excellence in contemporary craft, design and visual arts.

Come find us at:

Making Space, 2 Bishopstoke Road, Leigh Park, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 5BN

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