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Hello I’m Alix, and I run The Creation Station in Sevenoaks, Biggin Hill, Hayes and Orpington. Currently all sessions are via Zoom.You can purchase any craft materials you need from the main online shop - and save 10% by using my code FR369.

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Classes in Sevenoaks, Biggin Hill, Hayes and Orpington

Our classes help to build essential and desirable life skills and the best bit - children love arts and craft! Please find below your local classes in your area.

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    Location: Online, Via Zoom Invitation, Hosted By The Creation Station, In Our Studio, Orpington, England, United Kingdom, BR6

    Ages: 5-11 Years
    1 Mar

    About this class

    These are fun, educational art and craft clubs where you can drop your child off and they can enjoy a wealth of fun hands on creative activities to inspire their imagination and nurture their creativity and potential. For Robotic Workshops contact me for details.

    Starts: Monday 1st March

    Time: 16:00 - 17:00

    Local leader

    Alix Purton

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    Location: Online, Via Zoom Invitation, Hosted By The Creation Station, In Our Studio, Orpington, England, United Kingdom, BR6

    Ages: 5-11 Years
    2 Mar

    About this class

    These are fun, educational art and craft clubs where you can drop your child off and they can enjoy a wealth of fun hands on creative activities to inspire their imagination and nurture their creativity and potential. For Robotic Workshops contact me for details.

    Starts: Tuesday 2nd March

    Time: 15:00 - 16:00

    Local leader

    Alix Purton

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    Location: Online, Via Zoom Invitation, Hosted By The Creation Station, In Our Studio, Orpington, England, United Kingdom, BR6

    Ages: 5-11 Years
    3 Mar

    About this class

    These are fun, educational art and craft clubs where you can drop your child off and they can enjoy a wealth of fun hands on creative activities to inspire their imagination and nurture their creativity and potential. For Robotic Workshops contact me for details.

    Starts: Wednesday 3rd March

    Time: 16:30 - 17:30

    Local leader

    Alix Purton

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    Location: Online, Via Zoom Invitation, Hosted By The Creation Station, In Our Studio, Orpington, England, United Kingdom, BR6

    Ages: 5-11 Years
    4 Mar

    About this class

    These are fun, educational art and craft clubs where you can drop your child off and they can enjoy a wealth of fun hands on creative activities to inspire their imagination and nurture their creativity and potential. For Robotic Workshops contact me for details.

    Starts: Thursday 4th March

    Time: 15:30 - 16:30

    Local leader

    Alix Purton

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    Location: Online, Via Zoom Invitation, Hosted By The Creation Station, In Our Studio, Orpington, England, United Kingdom, BR6

    Ages: 5-11 Years
    5 Mar

    About this class

    These are fun, educational art and craft clubs where you can drop your child off and they can enjoy a wealth of fun hands on creative activities to inspire their imagination and nurture their creativity and potential. For Robotic Workshops contact me for details.

    Starts: Friday 5th March

    Time: 16:00 - 17:00

    Local leader

    Alix Purton

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Give your child a fun online arty birthday party to share with their friends. Choose from the standard package where the guests supply their own products from around their home. Or upgrade to a PREMIUM or DELUXE and we will send a special birthday FUN ARTY BOX to each guest. 

About Alix


A bit about me....

I'm Alix and I'm married to Ian. We were at primary school together, but got together again when we were at university! We have a man-child, Tom, who lives at home and is a primary school teacher. When Tom was little, there weren't many classes and clubs to go to, and the thought of having paint etc. in our tiny terraced house was terrifying, so his creative opportunities were limited to the garden in the summer, or those he did at pre-school. I know that if the Creation Station had existed then, I would probably have signed up for a whole year in one go!

 

What I did before I ran my own Creation Station

I was a primary school teacher from 1989 until Christmas 2019. During that time I taught every age from Reception to Year 6, and even ventured into a middle school where I taught English up to Year 9. During my early days, I also taught English as a foreign language to, mostly Japanese, adults during the summer breaks. I was at my last school for 25 years, and had steadily worked my way through the ranks to senior management and had responsibility for attendance, pastoral care and was a House Mistress. I also work alongside a charity called Hope4Malawi and have held talks in schools promoting their work. Ian and I have been involved in fundraising projects, and for our Silver wedding we travelled to Malawi to visit and teach in some of the schools. 

 

Why I decided to run my own Creation Station

When I started teaching I said I didn’t want to be a full-time class teacher when I was 50. Ah, well, that time has come and gone, and I was part-time for the last 3 years of my teaching career, focussing on Maths, English and Art. Following my visit to Malawi in 2014 I came back with a different perspective on teaching, and there was a niggle in my mind that if I could just teach Art, and lose the pressures of accountability, marking, reporting etc., and concentrate on the fun and creative aspects of the job then I would have found my paradise! Sadly the funding wasn't available for me to be given that role in the school where I was. Fast forward to an article in the press at the start of 2019 about The Creation Station, a lot of research, a week of training, massive support from both Ian ( he took a week off work to do the training with me! ) and Tom…..and my new life began.

 

What I love about running my own Creation Station

Like teaching, every day is different as you never know what someone will create, and who you will meet. It's also something that Ian and I can do together - if you book one of our parties or classes you could get either or both of us !

 

Things I love doing

Reading ( chick-lit mostly ), me-time (  facials, massage, sparkly toes ), cinema ( I love the Silver screen shows! ), visiting art galleries....and last but not least having fun with my family and friends.

 

My favourite food

Ian has recently taken up baking, so it has to be his wonderful banana loaf. He also loves to barbeque from April to October, so we are treated to all sorts of amazing grills - including pizza from the pizza oven!

I also love any type of chocolate…and champagne ( hic! )

 

As a teacher and former NCT co-ordinator I know how important it is to encourage creativity from a young age. Being able to express ourselves through art is great for our mental wellbeing – whatever our age.

I really hope to meet you at one of my classes, Family fun events or at a party very soon.

We aren't strangers, just friends who haven't yet met.

 

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With love from all of us at Creation Station x

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What People Say

Excellent 10/5

36 reviews on Trustpilot

Marie
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21st Feb

Wizard Workshop

My 6 year old loved the online Wizard Workshop! You can tell Alix was a teacher as she has the ability to hold all the kids attention. They had great fun with the slime making and other crafts. It was very exciting to receive the box in advance and I think for 2.5 hours it was also great value for money.

Jasmin
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21st Feb

Our 7 year old had a great time and…

Our 7 year old had a great time and lots of fun! Thank you so much!

Kate
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19th Feb

I loved the book making ??

I loved the book making ?? - says my 6 year old.

Kelly
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12th Feb

Creative Crafters with Alix

I had a thoroughly enjoyable time doing some ‘grown up’ crafting on Wednesday night with Alix! Alix guided us through the book folding craft clearly and allowed us to take the time we needed to ensure we were pleased with our finished result. A lovely, sociable evening spent learning a new craft! Just what the doctor ordered. Thank you Alix.

Nadine
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2nd Feb

My daughter absolutely loves this class.

My daughter absolutely loves this class.

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1st Feb

Alix has worked with our charity…

Alix has worked with our charity previously and went above and beyond to provide adults and children in our care with an exciting Christmas crafting activity during their zoom Christmas extravaganza. The pre-recorded video (reindeer jar activity) was perfect, simple, and easy to follow. It was engaging and encouraged the children to get hands-on! We are very thankful to Alix and we received a very positive response from the adults supervising their children during the activity. We would defiantly recommend Alix!

Alix
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29th Jan

So much fun!

Had a great time! We did the tiny treasures keepsake and made adorable stockings and a height bauble. Was really impressed with how it turned out and can’t wait to bring it out again next year. Thank you so much for not just super cute keepsakes but a lots of fun creating them. We had Alix Purton as our mentor who was very friendly and made the experience 100% times better.

Nicola
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27th Jan

Brilliant especially in lockdown

Brilliant especially in lockdown. Just the tonic

Susie
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8th Dec

Most enjoyable evening folding books…

Most enjoyable evening folding books into Xmas trees via a zoom meeting. Instructions excellent. Alix has a lovely bubbly personality with loads of enthusiasm. Was really nice to meet people from across the country creating the same end product. Thanks.

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8th Dec

My daughter loved her zoom party

My daughter loved her zoom party. The activities were really fun and all the kids really enjoyed doing them. The pack you get delivered has everything you need and is very well organised and professional. Alix did an amazing job running the party. I wholeheartedly recommend her!