MakeRoom

Resolve Collective, Theresa Dodzro, Print Collective, Solo Wood Recycling, Fashion Meets Music, Heather Lawrence, Daisy Young, Rebecca Sainsot-Reynolds and Rosie Crane Eckmire
January 14, 2023
 to April 22, 2023
@ Turf, 46-47 Trinity Court, Whitgift Centre, Croydon CR01UQ

Free & open to all

MAKEROOM turns Turf Projects into a collective workshop of endless making possibilities.  

MakeRoom uses workshops, drop-in sessions, and open-access facilities to turn Turf into a shared exploratory studio. A cross between maker space, resource library, online video tutorial, swap shop & scrap store with materials, equipment & knowledge shared. 

Do you have skills to share? Or do you want a testing space to try running a workshop? Maybe you want a chance to develop techniques or skills collaboratively. Collaborate with a collective? MakeRoom is an open platform for process showcasing making, experimenting, and playing. From December 2022 – April 2023, Croydon residents and visitors from further afield will be invited to play, potter & ponder. Together we’ll experiment, share skills, learn & expand processes, and trial open-access facilities to explore an unmet demand in the borough.  

Turf has invited Resolve Collective, Ama Dodzro, Print CollectiveSolo Wood Recycling, Fashion Meets Music, Heather Lawrence, Daisy YoungRebecca Sainsot-Reynolds and Rosie Crane Eckmire to set up and/or run various facilities and workshops across Turf. Facilities in ceramics, wood working, furniture building, textiles, photography, and printing; will be available. Visit the gallery to read our library, attend workshops across our four floors, trial workshop memberships, order at-home kits from our website, and log in to online events. 

This project will also host residencies for Studio UpstairsRuth BealeDust London, Bea & Jill, Kimberley Cookey-Gam, Lili Golmohammad, and Visually Impaired Artists’ Croydon Collective. 

MakeRoom is generously funded by the Arts Council England.

8 shapes, 4 orange and 4 green, with "MAKEROOM" spelt inside them
Nothing yet! But check below for related events and writing.

MakeRoom: Facilities Memberships

MakeRoom will use workshops and open-access facilities to turn Turf into a shared exploratory studio for a limited time from Jan 14th-April 22nd. 

You can get involved by signing up for a 3 month membership to take part in the project and use the facilities at Turf’s central Croydon space.

There are only 100 memberships available, so book your spot early to avoid disappointment.

If you’re 25 or under, you can get 60% off membership as part of the Croydon Creative Enterprise Zone under-25s scheme.
Use the booking link below – you’ll need to fill in a form at your first workshop as proof of age. Email us at info@turf-projects.com for details.

Ceramics

Clay, kiln and support to learn the basics of Ceramics.

£35 will give you access to all this:

Intro to ceramics

Learn the basics in ceramics in a small group with other creatives. All materials provided. You'll need to attend an intro session to enable you to attend open access sessions & workshops.
Available dates:

Open access ceramics facilities

Progress your ceramics projects & use our equipment in a supported environment. All materials provided.
Available open access dates:

2 technique workshops

Led by Daisy Young, exploring;
11th Feb 11-1: Functional ceramic-making
Plan, design and build your own mug, bowl or pot using slab and coiling skills.
18th March 11-1: Decorative ceramic-making
Let your imagination run free and learn to plan, design and build your own sculptural decorative form.

Co-creation workshops

Co-create a collaborative artwork with other members, led by RESOLVE Collective.

Plus:

- At-home experimental photography kit.
- Free booking of our workspace to showcase your creative skills.
- Use of a range of access equipment including swell ink printer.
- Discount in Turf's shop.
- Kitchenette access.

Riso Printing

Learn and experiment with this iconic printing process. 

£35 will give you access to all this:

6 riso technique workshops

Led by Print Collective. All materials provided.

Open access riso facilities

Work on your own projects and use the riso printer in a supported environment. All materials provided.
Available open access dates:

Co-creation workshops

Co-create a collaborative artwork with other members, led by RESOLVE Collective.

Plus:

- At-home experimental photography kit
- Free booking of our workspace to showcase your creative skills
- Use of a range of access equipment including swell ink printer.
- Discount in Turf's shop.
- Kitchenette access

Textiles

Get to grips with a sewing machine and sewing & textiles skills led by experts.

£35 will give you access to all this:

Intro to textiles

Learn the basics of sewing & sewing machine in a small group with other creatives. You'll be welcome to join within guided workshops or work on your own projects within a supported environment at all the following dates. All materials provided.

Co-creation workshops

Co-create a collaborative artwork with other members, led by RESOLVE Collective.

Plus:

- At-home experimental photography kit
- Free booking of our workspace to showcase your creative skills
- Use of a range of access equipment including swell ink printer.
- Discount in Turf's shop.
- Kitchenette access

Related events:

November's feedback session will be led by Turf studio members Asha Fontenelle and Katherine Smith.
Drop in woodwork session at Turf.
Join us on the 28th January 2023 for a Croydon photographic walk led by Heather Lawrence.
Felty fun with textile artist Ama Dodzro - we will be making our own felt artworks using sticking, decorating and sewing!

Related Turf artists: