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Jo Troughton

Jo Troughton

Inspiring the imaginations in Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley

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The Creation Station Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley

Welcome to ¬¬The Creation Station in Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley. You and your child or children can enjoy a variety of arts and craft classes, parties and events. Classes are available for your new-born baby, toddler, pre-school child and school aged child. These activities are run in and around Clitheroe, providing you with our award-winning journeys of exploration, discovery and development. All the arts and crafts classes, parties and events have been designed to inspire imagination and encourage creativity. You will be welcome to join others in a relaxing, safe, fun and nurturing environment.

Here is an outline of what you can enjoy: 

The Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley location for Creation Station has a great reputation with it's customers and an excellent Trustist Review score.

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Creation Station provide a range of classes in Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley.

Tiny Treasure (0-6 months): Create special keepsakes and develop friendships alongside your new baby. We provide a relaxed making environment to create objects to treasure in years to come.

Baby Discover (6+ months): Your baby is now able to be the artist, exploring new textures, colours and shapes as their sensory skills develop.  Again, the environment is relaxed and an opportunity to make new friends with other parents and their babies. 

Little Explorer (17+ months): Your toddler can discover and learn new skills whilst interacting with other children.  We celebrate their learning through the making process and allow them to be as creative as they want to be, in a safe environment.

Family Fun (2 years to 11 years): Time to connect as a family of artists and crafters! Help and encourage each other to try out new skills and have fun being creative together. 

Create Club (5 years to 11 years):
After-school club during term time and in the holidays.  Your child will be inspired to discover new skills and to try out different making techniques, in a fun atmosphere with other children.  They will be encouraged to use their imaginations and be inventive.

Creative Crafters 18+years
An opportunity for adults to be “arty crafty” in a local venue with opportunities to make new friends or catch up with older ones. 

Care & Creativity Senior Citizens
Designed for older adults who like to engage in art and craft activities in a supportive, friendly environment.

Children’s Parties 
Celebrate a birthday or special event by being creative with friends with fun and exciting arts and crafts, varying from decorating bags or treasure boxes to that all time children’s favourite – making slime!  These can be hosted either at your home or at a venue in the Ribble Valley. 

Bespoke creative activities can be designed to provide an artistic or crafty form of entertainment at local events.  Please contact us to discuss what work well for your event. 

Jo Troughton

Meet Jo

I’m Jo and I have lived in Clitheroe for 7 years and love being in the beautiful Ribble Valley.  I’m the eldest of 5 and have 3 adorable nieces and 2 gorgeous nephews plus my own furry ‘son’, Harry, who is a King Charles Spaniel. 

Why I decided to run my own Creation Station...

I decided to run my own Creation Station because I know how life affirming being creative is and I want to provide inspiring making opportunities for children and adults, in a fun and supportive environment. 

What I did before I ran my own Creation Station...
Before Creation Station, I was a primary school teacher for 12 years in Lancashire.  Before that I worked in London for different arts organisations and museums, having studied art history at university. 

What I love about running my own Creation Station... 
I enjoy being with children and learning with them.  It is great to unlock their imaginations and to share different ways of expressing themselves through paint, clay and collage.  I’m looking forward to doing this with adults too. 

Something you probably don’t know about me...
I lived in New York for a year to run community projects in a school which included a midnight soup run in Manhattan for the homeless.

Things I love doing... Sewing dolls clothes for my nieces, cooking up a feast and escaping into a book. 

My favourite quote... "You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." - Maya Angelou.

My favourite food...Spaghetti!

Creation Station Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley is available right across the region, including...Clitheroe as well as BB7 and the surrounding areas.

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