Making Space 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.
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As part of Hampshire Open Studios, Making Space would like to invite you to our Open Studios and new season launch event. Open 10am – 4pm Saturday 18 August 11am – 4pm Monday 20, Tuesday 21 & Thursday 23 August. What’s on? Every Day: Maker Studios Exhibitions Creative Demonstrations Discounts on the new season The […]
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, […]
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 workshops and events, specifically designed for children and young people with additional needs (including autism, ADHD and asperger’s etc). As with all our workshops, the Reach Out sessions […]
JOIN IN A CONVERSATION WITH AWARD-WINNING CERAMICIST, TESSA EASTMAN AND A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP. We have invited award-winning ceramicist Tessa Eastman to come to Making Space to deliver a special Makers Event. Tessa will be doing an in-conversation event with Making Space’s Director Lynne Dick, followed by a hand on workshop event where Tessa will be […]
Following the success of our popular ASTM sessions, we are launching a brand new ASTM YOUTH project funded by the Big Lottery Fund. These sessions will take place fortnightly at Making Space and we can take up to 12 young people per session. The sessions are suitable for local creative young people aged 10-14. ASTM […]
Over the past year, young designers have come together from the local area to take part in a course where they have designed, made and photographed different fashion items with designer Ami Hyde. The young designers have experimented with various different materials, techniques and designs, such as: Shibori; Tie Dye; Screen Printing; Embroidery; Jewellery Making […]
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Parent – Reach Out Programme
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all the support and kindness shown to my son whilst he has been exploring different expressive techniques on the Reach Out programme. This is a space where he feels comfortable and accepted. I do not have to struggle to get him out the door for this programme which can happen with most activities or days out. He knows that he can go at his own pace and that it is ok to have a go and be unique and creative. Through coming on this programme, it has enabled him to try new activities at school. He was able to get on a Controlling Worries Group during July & August and this combined with his confidence at Making Space activities has really helped his confidence and ability to sometimes include himself. He loves coming to Making Space. We did try another art programme last year but my son hid himself in a cupboard! He blossoms on the Reach Out programme and is able to be himself rather than a distressed person not able to communicate or be in the room with others. I was so proud to see his work on Wednesday and he was so proud to show me and take me through each item created. I just wanted to share what a massive impact the Reach Out programme has made on our lives.”
Making Space is a great place to hold a workshop – the purpose built facilities have everything you need and the space is light and airy. You are always assured a warm welcome. Kate O’Connell is such an inspirational teacher, gently guiding us through the craft of Fused Glass whilst still challenging us to try new techniques and ideas.
Alice Du Port
I really enjoyed the Open Studios Weekend – What a nice change to spend time with creative friendly people in such a lovely environment.
Just had a T-shirt screen-printing party for my daughters 9th Birthday party and 9 of her friends. I was worried that the 2 hours we had would be far to long and that the kids would get bored but in fact the time went very fast and everyone had a fabulous time and they left with a t-shirt they had designed themselves.
Making Space Tutor
Out of all the venues that employ me as a freelancer, Making Space have always been the most professional, supporting and welcoming. I enjoy every experience I get the opportunity to teach there and their resources, space and team all add to the quality and uniqueness of the venue.
We had a fantastic team outing to Making Space, the workshop spaces and teaching were exceptional and we all loved our finished necklaces. I would recommend Making Space to any business for a great team building experience.
I have taken my children to a lot of workshops – this was by far the best. The teacher, the venue and the other staff were all FANTASTIC – we could have stayed for at least a week.