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Welcome to Making Space

Making Space is a community craft charity in Leigh Park, Hampshire. We literally make space for people and organisations involved in craft, whether physically in our own building or digitally in our virtual networks and events. We support makers, creating opportunities for people to develop design and making skills. We believe it increases people’s wellbeing by being involved in high-quality craft. Making Space is all about excellence in contemporary craft, design and the visual arts.

What’s on

£35.00 – £150.00

Weekly Drawing and Illustration Course

January 10, 2023 13:30-March 21, 2023 15:30
A limited number of Pay As You Go places are now available for each session in Term 1. For availability check below. Class Dates: Term 1: 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st…

Weekly Drawing and Illustration Course

January 17, 2023 13:30-March 28, 2023 15:30
A limited number of Pay As You Go places are now available for each session in Term 1. For availability check below. Class Dates: Term 1: 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st…

Weekly Drawing and Illustration Course

January 24, 2023 13:30-April 4, 2023 15:30
A limited number of Pay As You Go places are now available for each session in Term 1. For availability check below. Class Dates: Term 1: 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st…

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free craft kits distributed during lockdown
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kids crafting this summer
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Arts Awards achieved

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Maker’s stories

I’m registered severely sighted with a condition called retinas pigmentosa but I’m also a visual artist. I’ve done art all my life and I’m not going to stop because I’m losing my sight. I’ve used my creative practice in helping me deal with the condition.I…

Julian is a Hampshire-based British milliner who specialises in handmade bespoke hats and headpieces.

Richard studied gilding at the University of Portsmouth and has now been gilding for over ten years. As well as teaching the fine art of gilding to participants of all levels he now practises a full range of professional gilding services including for internal and…

Kathryn Green is a freelance textile designer and lecturer. Her life and work experiences are diverse; each one contributing to her development and personal understanding, which she draws on for her textiles. Kathryn is currently exploring the traditional Japanese process of Shibori, which is a technique that uses methods of resistance within the…

Hannah is a fine artist/illustrator. Her work draws inspiration from the natural world, while incorporating surreal and often fantastical elements.With an eye for composition and utilising a combination of paint and highly detailed pen and ink line-work, she creates elegant and beautiful images.Originally studying Fashion Illustration at…

Agata is a figurative artist, specialising in painting and drawing. ‘My art is something more than exact depiction of the reality. It is my personal expression of thoughts and feelings, resulting from a perception of surrounding world, ruled and filtered by unknown processes from the…

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    Making Space is a company limited by guarantee no 04482576 and a registered charity no 1108387

    Credits: photography: strongisland.co design and website: kateroncoroni.com

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