5* Award-Winning Creativity And Fun With Claire Darnley In Halesowen

Claire had a successful career in marketing and events but wanted to change her path and find something more flexible that would enable her to spend more meaningful time with her family.  She was looking for a rewarding and challenging opportunity and now runs successful, award-winning, fun, creative art and craft classes, after-school clubs, parties and events for all ages in Halesowen, Birmingham.  

Claire is most definitely THE person to speak to for keeping your little ones creative and entertained! 

We asked Claire to share why she loved providing creative activities in her community - this is what she said...

Why did you want to run your own business?

"I've always been an ambitious, determined and driven individual but after having my little boy I lost my confidence and identity somewhat.  I'd been in my job for 10 years and was 'comfortable'...but the big commute no longer seemed feasible with such a small child."

What attracted you to The Creation Station?

"Everything!  It was fun, sociable and crafty - it ticked all my boxes.  It would fit around my new family life and offer me a new opportunity in an area that really interested me and that I was passionate about."

Describe your highlights so far...

"I have learnt a huge amount about myself and my skills in the last 5 years.  I simply love the look of excitement on children's faces when I ask them if they want to see what's inside the (Magic Ideas) Box!"

"I once ran a party and at the end the mum told me how impressed she was with my patience and control of the children.  She said she went out of a room of screaming kids (as the party began), and when she came back a few minutes later it was silent and all she could hear was me.  She was amazed at how captivated they were."

Don't just take our word for it, look what parents say about Claire & her classes...

5* Reviews for Claire Darnley of The Creation Station Halesowen

How do you feel about the future?

"Very positive and excited! Every day is an adventure and always comes with new and unexpected challenges.  Sometimes I can't believe how much can change and develop over a week." 

If you'd love to come along to one of Claire's awesome classes or you are looking for some event entertainment or a fun birthday party entertainer in Halesowen you can find out more at The Creation Station Halesowen.

Award winning Creation Station art and craft classes in Halesowen, Birmingham

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What people say

Excellent 4.8/5

6744 reviews on Trustpilot

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8th Jul

I really enjoyed the session yesterday…

I really enjoyed the session yesterday and had great fun making my clay vase. Thank you for organising it. It was great that the clay and decorative bits were all supplied. I'm hoping to book on another session soon. Thanks, Sophie

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7th Jul

Brilliant class

Absolutely loved the online 'air drying clay' session, it was just so nice to do something for myself, from the comfort of home. Being a single mum, I find it very hard to get out for classes, so this was the perfect solution. Nat was so lovely, she made it so enjoyable - thank you xxx

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6th Jul

Great service

Great service, quality craft materials and friendly. We enjoyed crafting as a family ?

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4th Jul


Fabulous, highly recommended, loved how daddies could get involved too

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29th Jun

Excellent service! Great choices!

In the middle of lockdown, we ordered a number of craft packs from Alexis and were very pleased with the service. She helped us to choose some fantastic kits that our 4 year old loved. They were all great quality and personally delivered very quickly. I have already and would continue to highly recommend the creation station. I also run a homeschooling group on Facebook and can confirm that the members have all been really pleased with the offering and service available.

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26th Jun

I absolutely loved Nats class!

I absolutely loved Nats class!! She made myself and my daughter feel so welcome on zoom!!! The class had a really cosy, casual feel, but I also learnt a new skill!!! Nat took time to make sure each of us felt confident! She valued our art and gave us lots of praise! I'm not arty, but I came away thinking I can do this!! This was my first class with Nat, and I will definitely be joining one of her classes again!!

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26th Jun

Fabulous Alexis

Had a fab online mandala class with Alexis last night from the comfort of my own garden in North Staffs. Alexis made the whole thing really easy to follow, went the extra mile with our resources and I was super pleased with the result. She's also provided craft packs for my kids during lockdown which have been amazing.

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24th Jun

Online Mandala Class

I really enjoyed the online Mandala class with Nat at Stafford South. She was really great at explaining the technique and made sure everyone felt at ease. There was a good mix of conversation and concentration! Nat was very professional, friendly and encouraging. I will definitely be doing more of her online classes in the future.

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24th Jun

Mandala class…

I attended the online Mandala class last with Nat, I loved it Nat made me fell at ease and had a great time creating some art. Something I am going to do with my children this week. Thank Nat!

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23rd Jun

Amazing mandala online class

Amazing class, Nat is a natural and it was lovely to see new faces and meet new people!