Creative nature HQ crafts classes in London
Creative nature HQ crafts classes in London

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Creative nature HQ

15 reviews
15 reviews

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.

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Reviews(15)View all reviews

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Helen
22 Nov
This was such an amazing workshop! The day was lovely, such a nice setting and the teacher is really good. Not only did I thoroughly enjoy the day but I also came home with a beautiful sculpture for the garden! Highly recommended
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Jenny
2 Jun
An amazing experience in a wonderful workshop with expert tuition. A really fun and informative class resulting in a wooden spoon- what more could you ask!?!
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Claer
10 Jun
Really enjoyed the class - clear and helpful instructions in a very calm environment. The carving itself was very therapeutic.
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AJ
24 Jan
As a total novice, I did not know what to expect but was curious about willow weaving. Stephen was very personable and we had good chats while we were working. He showed me a range of willow rods and how they could be used and by the end of the afternoon we had produced a marvellous willow sculpture. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to try out sculptural willow weaving. The venue is set amidst an industrial area right on the Thames, so is very atmospheric.

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Helen
22 Nov
This was such an amazing workshop! The day was lovely, such a nice setting and the teacher is really good. Not only did I thoroughly enjoy the day but I also came home with a beautiful sculpture for the garden! Highly recommended
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Jenny
2 Jun
An amazing experience in a wonderful workshop with expert tuition. A really fun and informative class resulting in a wooden spoon- what more could you ask!?!
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Claer
10 Jun
Really enjoyed the class - clear and helpful instructions in a very calm environment. The carving itself was very therapeutic.
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AJ
24 Jan
As a total novice, I did not know what to expect but was curious about willow weaving. Stephen was very personable and we had good chats while we were working. He showed me a range of willow rods and how they could be used and by the end of the afternoon we had produced a marvellous willow sculpture. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to try out sculptural willow weaving. The venue is set amidst an industrial area right on the Thames, so is very atmospheric.
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xMichele Petit-Jean
15 Jul
dTeacher was very informative and we learned a lot. The venue was great and we acheived a lot in 2.5 hours. Highly reccommended!
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Roger Fenn
1 Dec
We learnt to fashion a spoon with an axe and carve it with straight and curved knives. A very enjoyable afternoon with a helpful and friendly teacher.
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Duygu
21 Dec
Amazing day, learnt all the basics and laughed a lot with a lovely bunch of people, the time flew by without realising!
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Anonymous
21 Dec
Amazing class and teacher, strongly recommended to all age groups
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Bernard
8 Jan
Really enjoyed the spoon carving course. A relaxed and informative afternoon. Stephen is a great teacher: knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Look forward to the next one!
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Lisa Mills
8 Jan
What a delightful afternoon! Learning to use an axe as well as knife exceeded any expectation I may have had about the class. Stephen was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and as helpful as we wanted him to be. I would certainly recommend the class to anyone - I did it with my daughter and her beau and we all three enjoyed it.
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Tracey
15 Jan
Fantastic afternoon spent making a wooden spoon. Stephen was very friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable about the craft. He encourages your own artistic style to develop and guides without imposing his view. His anything and everything is possible attitude is refreshing. Using your hands deepens your appreciation of what’s actually involved in the process and at the end of the session, you have a spoon that you have bonded with and that will last forever! The venue is clean warm and is well equipped with everything you need to carve and make a spoon. I can’t recommend this course highly enough and I’d love to go back!!
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Ryan
6 Feb
Stephen was a really nice guy and is very knowledgable. The class had quite a meditative spin and made for a pleasant morning! My spoon didn't end up being anything special, I didn't even get to hollowing out the bowl, but I really enjoyed myself and it was great to learn some new skills. The work does get quite tiring, but if you aren't very strong Stephen had other strategies for carving that were a little easier on the arms. Can't recommend this enough if you're looking to try something a little bit different.
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Steven
31 Mar
Great introductory course to spoon carving. Fantastic workshop with free flowing tea. Stephen was an excellent instructor and very knowledgeable.
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Elaine
4 Apr
Had a great time. Steve is an amazing teacher. All I’ve done is tell everyone I know about the course and making them sign up for it I learnt new skills and over came a fear of certain tools! Will be going back to do more!
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Lottie
15 Apr
Great workshop and even better teacher!

Creative nature HQ's Upcoming Classes

Sculptural Willow Weaving
5
(3) - Woolwich
£90pp · 6 hour workshop
Spoon Carving
5
(12) - Woolwich
£50pp · 2.5 hour workshop
Sharpening your Hand Tools
Woolwich
£30pp · 2 hour workshop

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