Creative Nature HQ undefined classes in London
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Creative Nature HQ

5 reviews
5 reviews

Stephen Stockbridge trained as a sculptor, he has over 30 years experience of creating public artworks and has a passion for teaching.

He is the founder of Creative nature and runs their HQ, an open access workshop space in South East London. Tapping into individuals inherent creative nature and presenting an opportunity for students to engage with natural materials on a grand scale, is their aim.

At creative nature HQ, a supportive and relaxed environment is created to support a wide variety of abilities, encouraging students to work together to create large scale works that are donated to schools and community spaces.

The joy of creating things using simple processes like carving and weaving in a group is a powerful experience, come and try it!

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Sculpture

Crafts

Weaving

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Anonymous
7 Apr
Teaching was informative and friendly. The venue is well supplied with equipment required and has free on site car parking as well as a cafe with a outdoor terrace with a view of the river.
Anonymous
8 Apr
I had a amazing day at Creative Nature HQ. The teacher/artist, Stephen, was very friendly and has incredible knowledge of wood carving/sculpture and wood working tools. Stephen started by welcoming me and making me a nice cup of tea. I enjoyed my tea as he gave me a tour of the studio/workshop and its facilities. During the walk around he explained and demonstrated what the tools are and how they are used. After this introduction I was shown how to make a mallet out of a solid piece of Ash. This is a very simple and clever process which was really satisfying to do. After lunch I learnt how strip the bark from a large oak tree trunk. I then got involved in some large tree trunk carving (be warned this is highly addictive :-) ). I sculpted by using a variety of specialist carving chisels and of course the mallet I had made earlier. All in all the day was very enjoyable. The studio is spacious and bright and Stephen was extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgable. Highly recommend this class.......Great day. Thank you Stephen.
Anonymous
8 Apr
I had a amazing day at Creative Nature HQ. The teacher/artist, Stephen, was very friendly and has incredible knowledge of wood carving/sculpture and wood working tools. Stephen started by welcoming me and making me a nice cup of tea. I enjoyed my tea as he gave me a tour of the studio/workshop and its facilities. During the walk around he explained and demonstrated what the tools are and how they are used. After this introduction I was shown how to make a mallet out of a solid piece of Ash. This is a very simple and clever process which was really satisfying to do. After lunch I learnt how strip the bark from a large oak tree trunk. I then got involved in some large tree trunk carving (be warned this is highly addictive :-) ). I sculpted by using a variety of specialist carving chisels and of course the mallet I had made earlier. All in all the day was very enjoyable. The studio is spacious and bright and Stephen was extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgable. Highly recommend this class.......Great day. Thank you Stephen.
Stephen
9 Apr
A fantastic experience for me and my friend. Stephen is a wonderful tutor, of whom is patient, informative and a great laugh. My friend and I had never carved before and were a little nervous. But with the great environment and the people we were working with, it felt very natural. The idea that the sculpture, we were working on, being donated to a local park, made the experience even more fulfilling. Will book another class soon and bring more friends!

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Anonymous
7 Apr
Teaching was informative and friendly. The venue is well supplied with equipment required and has free on site car parking as well as a cafe with a outdoor terrace with a view of the river.
Anonymous
8 Apr
I had a amazing day at Creative Nature HQ. The teacher/artist, Stephen, was very friendly and has incredible knowledge of wood carving/sculpture and wood working tools. Stephen started by welcoming me and making me a nice cup of tea. I enjoyed my tea as he gave me a tour of the studio/workshop and its facilities. During the walk around he explained and demonstrated what the tools are and how they are used. After this introduction I was shown how to make a mallet out of a solid piece of Ash. This is a very simple and clever process which was really satisfying to do. After lunch I learnt how strip the bark from a large oak tree trunk. I then got involved in some large tree trunk carving (be warned this is highly addictive :-) ). I sculpted by using a variety of specialist carving chisels and of course the mallet I had made earlier. All in all the day was very enjoyable. The studio is spacious and bright and Stephen was extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgable. Highly recommend this class.......Great day. Thank you Stephen.
Anonymous
8 Apr
I had a amazing day at Creative Nature HQ. The teacher/artist, Stephen, was very friendly and has incredible knowledge of wood carving/sculpture and wood working tools. Stephen started by welcoming me and making me a nice cup of tea. I enjoyed my tea as he gave me a tour of the studio/workshop and its facilities. During the walk around he explained and demonstrated what the tools are and how they are used. After this introduction I was shown how to make a mallet out of a solid piece of Ash. This is a very simple and clever process which was really satisfying to do. After lunch I learnt how strip the bark from a large oak tree trunk. I then got involved in some large tree trunk carving (be warned this is highly addictive :-) ). I sculpted by using a variety of specialist carving chisels and of course the mallet I had made earlier. All in all the day was very enjoyable. The studio is spacious and bright and Stephen was extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgable. Highly recommend this class.......Great day. Thank you Stephen.
Stephen
9 Apr
A fantastic experience for me and my friend. Stephen is a wonderful tutor, of whom is patient, informative and a great laugh. My friend and I had never carved before and were a little nervous. But with the great environment and the people we were working with, it felt very natural. The idea that the sculpture, we were working on, being donated to a local park, made the experience even more fulfilling. Will book another class soon and bring more friends!
Anonymous
9 Apr
I had a fantastic time on this course. I learned so much about woodcarving and working on such a large bit of tree was quite awe inspiring. The other students were a great bunch and the fact that the finished sculpture will be donated to a local site made us all feel very engaged. Working collectively was a good lesson in team support. By the end of the course I felt like I'd really achieved something special.