November 11 - 09:30 am


December 2 - 12:30 pm

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Edventure: Frome - A School for Community Enterprise


Edventure: Frome

The Welsh Mill Hub Park Hill Drive, Frome, BA11 2LE

Frome, Somerset, GB, BA11 2LE

Edventure MAKE Course

A free, 3 week, part-time course by Edventure: Frome for 19-35-year-olds.

You’ll spend three weeks in a team designing and making products by hand, working with an expert local maker to learn techniques and get stuck into the making and experimenting process before coming up with products for your team to sell at the Frome Independent Market

You get to choose what to do with the profits.

You’ll develop business skills and explore new ways to progress towards a livelihood that matters to you.

  • Try out and test creative ideas

  • Meet new people and work as a team

  • Make things with your hands

  • Try your hand at a wide range skills needed to set up a small business

  • Get help with next steps and support from a mentor

  • Access to a work and study space with free internet and coffee

Who we are looking for:

Anyone between 19-35 can apply. You don’t need any formal qualifications or experience. We are looking for people who are motivated and are up for a challenge including those who are out of work, looking for a new direction and who want to gain skills and experience.


This course is free and is made possible thanks to funding from Somerset Skills & Learning

Dates and times:

MAKE runs for 3 weeks on Monday-Thursday from 9.30am-2.30pm. The course times are designed to fit between school hours for parents. You will also need to be available on Sunday 1st December to take your products to the Frome Independent Market.

The Challenge:

This MAKE course challenge will be to turn old fabric and clothing into a range of new products.

You will work in a team alongside an expert maker to design and create things. You’ll source recycled materials then manipulate and alter them to develop items to sell at the Christmas Frome Independent Market.

Your team will decide what to develop. For example, an upcycled clothing brand, fancy dress items or sets of Christmas decorations and gifts. You will then learn how to do things like use a sewing machine, weave, paint on fabric or stitch patterns and designs.

Our expert maker, Amala is a former MAKE student herself. She has been an Artist Educator for 15 years, working first with schools and borough councils to develop community arts projects, and later running Access to Art and Foundation degree programmes. She says, “I look forward to seeing the wonderful ideas the group comes up with.”


Please apply by clicking the green “register” button. You’ll receive an automated email response with a link to book an informal interview with us. laces are given on a rolling basis – apply early for the best chance to get a place. 

Previous Edventure MAKE teams

What previous MAKE students say:

“The day of the market was the best day ever. I learned that it’s possible to have a dream, and with motivation and dedication, see that dream come true and actually hold it in your hands.” Anouska Manion

“I liked the structure and facilitation of the course and the group challenge we were set. This course has taught me a lot about ways to successfully meet future work projects.” Alex Hermon

“We are stepping out of our comfort zones; exploring new territory, taking responsibility and developing our strengths as individuals and a group.” Chloe Wykes


Amala Finch

Amelia Parisian 

Amelia is Edventure’s Programmes Lead. She has 12 years facilitation experience with diverse groups. Since joining Edventure 3 years ago, she designed and set up the MAKE course and has led 4 Edventure Start -Up teams through the process of setting up or developing community initiatives. Her passion lies in community-based education. She loves designing and running experiences which positively impact individuals, communities and the wider world.

Amelia says, “I love running the MAKE course because there’s nothing like having an idea in your head and then turning that idea into a real-life beautiful object in your hand. When we achieve things that we never thought possible, our minds start to believe that anything is possible. My experience is that some of the best conversations happen when your hanging out and making stuff!”


Please apply by clicking the green “register” button. You’ll receive an automated email response with a link to book an informal interview with us. laces are given on a rolling basis – apply early for the best chance to get a place. 

This course is possible thanks to funding from Somerset Skills & Learning