In this hands-on workshop you’ll spend the day creating your own wooden animal. Woodwork is a perfect activity for a family or group of friends.
Activities include splitting wood with mallets and wedges, drilling and pegging wood and carving a head with mallets and chisels. You are fully supported through the whole process by tutor Stephen Stockbridge, whose enthusiasm for the subject is infectious and has been working with wood for 30 years.
The teachers are delighted to encourage your imagination to run wild, with the option to build an imagined animal or monster. You will use pre-cut wood and simple techniques to build and select different wood for the head, neck, body and legs.
Please note with family groups, a ratio of one child to one adult is required as we will be using tools and parental supervision is needed at all times
At the end of the day you get to take your animal, dinosaur or monster home with you.
This booking entitles up to 4 people to work together, in order to be able to make an animal in a 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.
Everything you need to make your own wooden animal is supplied on this course. Along with lots of biscuits and hot drinks. Wear warm clothing and bring an apron if you can. You will need a vehicle to take away your sculpture. Free parking on site.
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.