What you will do
2 hour workshop
This family friendly session is open to adults and children at a ratio of 1:2.
Take a day to explore and engage with nature in a new and creative way. You will be building large willow dens, working together, weaving willow that has been soaked to make it very bendy. Depending on the situation in the woodland, you may also be weaving freshly cut willow.
There will be an opportunity, during the day, to learn the art of fire making in a completely safe and supported environment.
The day runs from 10 am – 3pm.
The session is led by Stephen Stockbridge, sculptor, maker and Forest School teacher.
Situated under a parachute canopy, surrounded by willow trees, the making space is in an ancient woodland that is part of an 89-acre community farm.
At the centre of our space is an open fire to make tea; keeping everyone warm during the winter months and adding to the atmosphere. In this space, you can learn, play and make, at a gentle and respectful pace.
A relaxed open attitude is required, along with good waterproof boots and weather appropriate clothing. There are toilet facilities on site. Please bring a packed lunch and flask.
A simple, gratifying and joyful day.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Creative nature HQ
Creative nature HQ is a collective of artists, makers and designers who believe that we are all inherently creative. It is their job as teachers to nurture and reveal these qualities in every one we teach. Creative nature HQ have defined five disciplines that encompass all the skills of our group: to draw, carve, build, weave and cast.
You can access these workshops in different studios around south London. Their main location is Creative Nature HQ , East Greenwich, that specialises in wood carving, weaving and construction on a monumental scale. We love to teach, to give people the confidence to use tools and with that a confidence grows and a world of making opens up before them.
Stephen Stockbridge is the director of Creative nature HQ, from this tranquil making space Stephen shares his passion for making with natural materials. Slowing down, being in the moment and fully engaged with what you are doing is the foundation of everything that happens here.
Come join the club, learn, live and make! Looking forward to meeting you.
The whole experience is based within The Woodlands Farm Trust in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. 331 Shooter’s Hill, Welling, Kent, DA16 3RP The family ticket is for one adult and up to two children. The session goes ahead, whatever the weather. Meet you teacher in the carpark at Woodlands Farm at 9.45am. The family ticket is for one adult and up to two children. A relaxed open attitude is required, along with good waterproof boots and weather appropriate clothing.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.