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Sharing Creativity Across The Generations - Intergenerational Workshops To Inspire

At The Creation Station our core values include ‘Give Care’ and ‘Nurture Creativity’.  For many people being able to access our sessions and events simply isn’t feasible - for lots of different reasons - but to us this makes their creative journey even more important.

The benefits of crafting and creating have a far-reaching impact that we often don’t appreciate or aren’t even aware of.  A person’s physical and mental can be greatly improved by spending time with others.  Friendships can be made and relationships improved simply by spending time being more ‘present’ in what is now a very hectic and distracting world.  People who may be isolated find valuable  opportunities to re-connect and thrive…and all through the simplicity of creativity.

Through our intergenerational workshops, we have been able to create opportunities for children and older adults to learn new skills and engage with each other in a meaningful way.  These workshops have the potential to offer fulfilling experiences with benefits such as cognitive stimulation, improved self-worth and self-esteem, better mental health – and don’t forget the whole heap of creative fun!

Creative Intergenerational Workshops With The Creation Station

Over the years The Creation Station has worked with so many different charities to bring our creative activities to the people that they support.  We have been part of events such as ‘Children’s Activities Week’ supporting Caudwell Children, facilitated activities for MIND, fundraised with Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Macmillan, Crohns & Colitis UK, Cystic Fibrosis Kids, PINNT, Marie Curie, British Heart Foundation, Sebastian Action trust, Eve’s Trust, Rays of Sunshine, National Autistic Society and many more amazing organisations. 

The Creation Station Hitchin, Letchworth and Stotfold fundraising for Marie Curie

Thanks to Sarah Dunn of The Creation Station Barnsley West we were recently able to combine our award-winning creative sessions with the fantastic work of Age UK….this is her story…

The lovely Sarah Dunn from The Creation Station Barnsley West

“Before joining The Creation Station, I was a fan of a popular TV program showing the benefits of older and younger people sharing time and experiences with each other.  The television show warmed my heart and I knew it was something that I would love to do.

When I was considering running a Creation Station franchise, a huge factor in making my decision was that I would be able to run intergenerational sessions.  I contacted my local Age UK Inclusion Officer and we arranged our first intergenerational workshop in July this year.

During the session we played with the parachute and talked about all the colours of the rainbow. We used lots of different tools to paint the rainbow - some of the older people said they hadn’t used paints since they were at school and really enjoyed it. We also created butterfly window decorations with lovely bright tissue paper which is a good activity for developing and maintaining fine motor skills both for children and older adults.

Creative Intergenerational Workshops With The Creation Station Barnsley West

It was really lovely to see the different generations all sat around the same table together enjoying their craft activities and talking about their creations. We are now planning to run more sessions around Barnsley, South Yorkshire soon so that more people can enjoy these special workshops together.”

If you would like to find out more about our award-winning sessions, parties and event entertainment please visit www.thecreationstation.co.uk   

What people say

Excellent 4.8/5

6744 reviews on Trustpilot

Sophie
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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

Jugdip
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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

Rachel
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6th Jul

Great service

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

Laura
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4th Jul

Fabulous

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.

Clare
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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.

Kathryn
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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!

Holly
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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!