Make and Reuse Creative Workshops

North Kensington

Maxilla Walk Studios
4 Maxilla Walk, London W10 6NQ

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Make and Reuse Creative Workshops is a programme of free creative courses to inspire our community of makers to reuse materials, contribute to the circular economy and make their everyday more sustainable, running from our community makerspace Maxilla Men’s Shed.


The programme aims to help creatives raise the bar on social impact, reduce the carbon footprint, and reduce waste, whilst inspiring art and creativity.

About ACAVA Maxilla Men’s Shed

Maxilla Men’s Shed is a community workshop and makerspace based in North Kensington. Welcoming people of all genders, the Shed provides a unique space for creativity in the community and delivers a significant positive impact on the wellbeing of our members. We operate weekly Tinkering Sessions, where everyone is invited to explore creative ideas. We work on personal projects, all whilst socialising and exchanging skills. We also deliver specialist workshops where the community are invited to learn a new creative skill, diversifying and strengthening the peer support network the Shed facilitates. Learn more about Maxilla Men’s Shed here.

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Past courses:

Make and Reuse Creative Workshops: Leathercraft

When: 6–9 November 2023

Over four days, learn how to cut from a pattern, saddle stitch, cut, glue, attach hardware and various kinds of edge finishings to small and large leather goods like cardholders, keychain lanyards, small and large bags. Led by Candice Lau.

Make and Reuse Creative Workshops: Introduction to Contemporary Marquetry

When: 9-12 October 2023

Over four days, make your own artwork using the historical craft of marquetry. Learn traditional hand-cutting techniques and add your own personal flair to create a piece of contemporary art. This course will teach you about designing and assembling marquetry and how to glue, scrape and polish veneers. Led by Amber Bailey.