Drop In Sessions Tuesdays 6.30 – 8.30 pm Monthly on First Tuesdays Makery Workshop – Tod College, Burnley Rd
“Build, brew & bond”
Upcoming dates Tuesday 5th September
Tuesday 3rd October
Come along to Women in Workshop at the Makery (Todmorden’s Community Workshop project). At these sessions you will have access to the tools and materials available in the workshop. Wood, Textiles and DiY etc. What happens? It’s an informal learning space. Women come to work on their projects or to ask for help with specific ideas. Sometimes there are demonstrations of specific skills. If you have questions feel free to get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Duxbury ran this workshop which managed to fit in making stools into a very short timeframe by carefully planning the workshop to allow different pairs of participants to make one piece each which slotted together at the end.
A recent free workshop led by Matt Davies on screen printing looked great. Let’s hope, it can be the start of on-going work on Screen Printing in the Makery. Screen Printing is a perfect project which could bring together all the different areas of the Makery and suitable for all ages.
If you would like to book onto this workshop please do come down to the Makery workshop to sign up. The sign up form is by the entrance. Or just ask a volunteer to help.
This Rag Rug workshop is one of our ReCover and ReMake sessions. In these session we use recycled or reusable materials to make something artistic and/or useful. They are also aimed to be relaxing and social too. It’s a good way to find out what is happening at the Makery and you’ll be invited to join as a member and come back to drop in sessions to keep going with your projects if you want to.
It was great to host Jonathan Atkinson from Carbon Coop / People Powered Retrofit on Saturday 14th of May. There was a fully booked and packed room at Tod College and some great feedback from those that came.
Here’s a couple of quick reports from Jonathan.
A big thanks to everyone who attended the workshop on Saturday, we’re reviewing your feedback and planning next steps, but there is clearly a lot of interest to build on.
Sign up as interested in DLSR Photography ClubSign up: If you are interested fill out this form with your email and phone details and we will contact you.
Friday Mornings 10.00 – 11.30 – Makery Workshop in Todmorden College – First session 26th of Nov – Second on the 10th of December
This ongoing occasional club is for people who have a DSLR and have had some experience using their camera perhaps only in automatic mode. It’s an ideal next step for those who what to play with more manual settings on their cameras. Members can join at any time, as each class session can stand on its own. The host of this workshop is Chris Foster a local professional Photographer.
This course was successful and informal. Here are some quotes from feedback.
Friendly, informal, informative, student-centred, fun. Tutor responded to queries as they arose in a mixed ability class. We covered a lot of ground in 4 weeks.
WordPress is an online system to allow you to create websites. It is flexible and relatively easy to learn. If you get more technically skilled you can alter it one a more flexible level. It’s also easy to move your websites from one place to another. All of these reasons make it a good choice if you want to learn to make your own website or blog.
The host of this website building group will be Mick Chesterman who is a tech teacher and has also written a manual on WordPress.
Friday 5th Nov – 10.30 – 12.00
Friday 12th Nov – 10.30 – 12.00
Friday 19th Nov – 10.30 – 12.00
Friday 26th Nov – 10.30 – 12.00
This is an informal set of workshops. We will work at the same time to improve the website of the Todmorden Makery – which is a WordPress one.
You will also work on a website as you go along as a way of learning. This may be a real project or just a test bed to practice your skills in a hands on way.
A lot of each week will be spent trying things out and working independently or in small groups on your websites. But each week we will have a special focus on one particular element of setting up a word press site. Including the following.
Creating (blog) posts and adding Images and Links to them
Creating Information Pages and Navigation Menus
Altering the look of your site by changing themes and adding header images.
Using Widgets, calendars and other media.
Project Status: Confirmed and booking in progress Project Outcome: A club of people who know more about WordPress and building websites
Is this club a project you would be interested in coming to? If so fill out the form below.
In a nutshell: Learn how to print an attractive wall border for your home using a hand printed Lino Block. In this first taster session, you’ll start by using a precut block to create a wall border with block printing inks. In future sessions, you’ll be able to move onto cutting your own lino block with your own design. All materials and full instruction provided.
I used to make these to sell when I was at tod studios and always meant to run a workshop on this but never got round to, although several people told me they’d like to have a go! As I still have lots of ink/ rollers and ready cut lino blocks etc I just thought it would be lovely to give people an opportunity to have a go once the workshop space is sorted out.
We are running a ‘Beginner’s guide to using power tools’ next Wednesday 24th November between 11.30am and 3.30pm in the Makery at Tod College (a Saturday event will also be announced shortly). This is for beginners looking to gain confidence in using the Library’s tools such as circular saws, jigsaws, drills, nailers and sanders. The workshop will be hands-on and during the session we will make a Little Library for the town.
Thanks to the fantastic bike volunteers John, Will, Martin and Simon we can now offer weekly sessions – and the best bit is that you can just turn up.
These sessions are also informal workshops where you can ask about how to maintain your bike – it’s a great source of information.
However, if you are not sure if we’ll be able to help then it’s a good idea to email us to tell us what up with your bike and even send us snaps. You can do that on the following email – makery-bikes@ googlegroup.com
These workshops led by Bill Kitchener will allow you to work on your own Mosaic as part of a group.
This art project will involve creating a small, decorative mosaic. You will have the chance to use glass and ceramic mosaic tiles to create your own design with guidance. All materials will be provided. This is for adults only.