There’s nothing we at Making Space like more than filling our workshops with people learning new skills, developing their craft and spending time with like-minded creatives. We want to offer many more courses that we currently do, so our aim is to run 5 and 10 week courses in a variety of crafts from spring […]
Through generous funding from The Arts Society Portsdown, Making Space has been able to launch our first ever Youth Forum for creative 15-19 year olds. At a time when arts subjects are not being supported in school, Making Space is in a prime position to support young people in finding pathways into understanding and gaining […]
Maker Mondays are a brand new opportunity that launched in January 2019, giving Makers a chance to informally get together throughout the year. Being a freelance creative is brilliant but it can also be quite isolating and so we hope these bi-monthly sessions will become a regular opportunity to get out to the studio and […]
Making Space was set up as a charity in 2005, our bespoke building opened two years later in 2007. With 2 inspiring learning spaces and 7 on-site studios Making Space was designed to be an inspiring creative hub for makers near and far, old and new, established and emerging! 23 people have had their professional […]
At Making Space, we appreciate that, occasionally, our customers might find that their financial circumstances mean they aren’t able to book on to a course or class all in one go. We certainly don’t want cost to be a barrier to enjoying high quality workshops with experienced crafters, so we have changed the way participants […]
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 […]
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 […]
A craft development event organised by Making Space in partnership with Catharine Russell. Join us for an end of project celebration and exhibition event on Thursday 5 December at 6.30-9pm.
We’re saying #ThanksToYou to National Lottery players with a week of free crafting! This year is the 25th Birthday of The National Lottery, and we’re excited to be a part of the celebrations by joining in the #ThanksToYou campaign, which celebrates the contribution of National Lottery players in supporting good causes over the past 25 […]
Making Space is working with Planet Aware to deliver a year-long project focussing on reusing, upcycling and reinventing items to minimilse textile waste!
When Cabrini Roy arrived at Making Space in 2012 for her 2-week work experience placement, having her own studio and her work at London Fashion Week was the stuff of dreams! Now that dream is a reality and we’d like to use this blog post as a way of welcoming our newest studio and shining […]
We’re joining 450 other organisations accross the country who’ll be opening their doors to thousands of young people and hosting a Discover! Creative Careers Day on 21 November 2019.
We’re delighted to announce our 2019 Summer School! Each summer we run a week of brilliant craft activities for 7-16 year-olds to make a summer holiday to remember. With a different teacher each day, local youngsters can try their hands at a variety of craft techniques and come away with some wonderful creations. This year, […]
On 4th June 2019, our dedicated volunteer Victoria Edwards was recognised as Young Person of the Year at the Havant Volunteer Awards, an annual ceremony, organised by Community First and Havant Borough Council, celebrating the contributions of the many volunteers in the Borough. We could have easily written a post congratulating Victoria, but we thought […]
Join us for our 2019 Summer Open Studios as part of Hampshire Open Studios. We’ll be open on Saturday 17, Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 August from 11am-4pm each day. Our Open Studio event are always free to come along to and during our Summer 2019 Open Studios we will be celebrating ‘Three days […]