Short and Sweet Workshops

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As the name suggests, the Short and Sweet workshops are designed for maximum energy, creativity and fun for the littlest learners in our studio. You can think of Short and Sweet as level one of the Speak Up Holiday Workshop Syllabus. These workshops run for three hours each, with two workshops each day.


What happens during the workshops?

Speak Up Studio’s Short and Sweet workshops are fun, engaging and finish with an exciting outcome, usually a performance, photoshoot or a fancy craft to take home!

What age group are these workshops for?

Short and Sweet workshops are designed for primary school students in prep to grade four. Grade five and six students are welcome, but content will be somewhat easy for them.

​How does the day run?

Short and Sweet workshops run from 9.00am to 12.15pm and 12.30pm to 3.45pm each day. Students booked into both morning and afternoon sessions will be supervised between 12.15pm and 12.30pm.

What do we do about food?

Supervised snack breaks for Short and Sweet workshops are held at 10.30am, 12.15pm and 2.00pm. Please send your child along with plenty of healthy food for the day. We would appreciate if you could avoid packing nuts.

Can parents stay and watch?

We prefer if parents do not stay to watch the workshops as your presence can be a little distracting for our students and teachers. We would love to welcome you to watch the performance at the end of certain workshops, and we promise to share lots of photos and videos at the end of each day. Thanks for understanding!

Where are the workshops held?

Christmas Short and Sweet workshops are held at our Red Hill Studio only. January Short and Sweet workshops are held at both our Red Hill Studio, and at Holy Family in Indooroopilly.

What should my child bring and wear?

Students should wear comfortable clothes. Dressing up is encouraged! Please send your child with a water bottle so we can ensure they stay hydrated throughout the day.

How are children supervised?

Students will be signed in upon arrival, and will be supervised until they are collected at the end of the day. All breaks are supervised. Please let us know the name of the person who will be picking up your child when you sign them in. We are unable to release students into the care of an adult who has not been listed on our attendance sheet.

How much do workshops cost?

Short and Sweet workshops run for three hours and cost $50 each. Students are welcome to attend individual workshops, or book in for a full day or full week.

How do I register for workshops?

All bookings can be made via the parent portal. Credit Card payment is required at time of booking.

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Positive Feedback from families in Brisbane

The variety in the range of themes offered in these workshops is amazing. Also, the staff seemed very enthusiastic and as eager to be there as the kids! – Jen (mum, 2017)

Miss Kitty was very friendly and engaging. Max had a great time and left feeling very positive about engaging in drama-type workshops.  – Jessica (mum, 2016) 

Christmas Holiday Workshops

Christmas Short and Sweet Workshop Descriptions


Reindeer Marionettes Craft and Drama

Santa’s sleigh needs guiding and we know the reindeer for the job! In this festive workshop, students will construct a fun and colourful reindeer marionettes using all sorts of different craft materials and learn how to bring them to life! 

Christmas Decorations and Christmas Carol Mashup

Let’s rock around the Christmas tree in this fun filled craft and Musical theatre workshop! Students will make their own Christmas decoration and learn dances to some rockin’ christmas carols, finishing with a special performance for parents.

The Grinch Play Production

He’s as cuddly as a cactus and as charming as an eel but you’ll see why audiences can’t get enough of Dr Seuss’ The Grinch. Students will rehearse a section of the green and fuzzy script while learning about drama skills and performance techniques.

Gingerbread Houses (*)

Delectable and delicious design! Instead of roof tiles there are gummy bears! Instead of plaster walls there is gingerbread! Instead of concrete there is icing! All the pieces will come together to make one super scrumptious house! No baking required; all decorators need is their sense of fun! *Food is used in this workshop

White Christmas: Snow Globes and Drama Games

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Then this is the workshop for you! Students will make their own Christmas snow globes and explore a white and snowy Christmas!

Bon Bons and Joke Telling

Crack! Bang! Pop! These bon-bons will go off with a bang at your Christmas celebration! Students will make a Christmas cracker and write their own jokes to hide inside, while learning performing skills to make even the worst Christmas joke sound hilarious.

Rudolph Craft and Musical Theatre

Come dashing through the snow with us in this fun-filled Christmas themed craft and musical theatre workshop! Make your own set of reindeer antlers and ears then Join Santa, learning an energetic musical theatre piece all about reindeer!

Frosty the Snowman Craft and Musical Theatre

Frosty the Snowman is rolling into Speak Up these school holidays! Students will make their own adorable sock snowman craft and sing and dance along with Frosty, ending with a special performance for parents.

Christmas Treats (*)

Bring your best design skills along to this tasty treat workshop! Students will use a range of delicious building materials to plan and construct their edible Christmas Village!

No baking required; all decorators need is their sense of fun! *Food is used in this workshop

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January Short and Sweet Workshop Descriptions


Ferdinand the Bull Craft and Drama

He may look big and scary but Ferdinand is a Bull with a big heart, and he is coming to Speak Up these school holidays. Come and express yourself through craft and drama activities that Ferdinand himself would love!

Winnie the Pooh Craft and Musical Theatre

Adventure into the Hundred Acre Wood, and meet all the interesting characters who live there, in this Musical Theatre and Craft workshop. Students will learn dances to some of the most memorable Winnie the Pooh Songs and make their own Useful pot, just like Pooh made for Eeyore! This workshop will end with a special performance for parents.

Unicorn Horns Craft and Drama

We all have a bit of Unicorn magic inside us, come and set yours free by making your very own magical Unicorn horn. Students will then express themselves through unicorn themed drama games and activities!

My Little Pony Craft and Musical Theatre

Journey with us to the land of Equestria these school holidays and explore the magical music from the My Little Pony Movie. Students will make their own craft and learn dances to songs from the film, with a special performance for parents at the end!

Coco Craft and Musical Theatre

Explore the colourful Land of Dead, in this lively musical theatre and craft workshop. Students will learn print making techniques and print their own Sugar Skull artwork and dance along with songs from the movie Coco. This workshop will finish with a special performance for parents!

Aladdin Craft and Musical Theatre

Come and explore a whole new world, a dazzling place you’ve never known! Get swept off your feet by the wonderful songs from Disney’s Aladdin in this singing and dancing extravaganza. Make your own wish jar and explore your deepest wish! Students will finish with a special performance just for parents!

91-Storey Treehouse Craft and Storytelling

Join Andy and Terry in their incredible 91-Storey Treehouse! Students will design their own amazing treehouse – what will yours have? A pool? A golf course? A bowling alley? A menagerie? A runway? The sky is literally the limit!

Pokemon Cards and Drama

Gotta catch em all! Come and find them at the Speak Up Pokemon Gym! Squindalar, Grass Knocker and Blargon are just some of the names of Pokemon invented by children during our last workshop! Young Pokemon trainers from far and wide will invent a set of Pokemon Cards from their imagination, and use collage to bring them to life. At the end of the workshop, trainers will put their inventions to the test in a dramatic Pokemon Card Tournament.

Pig the Pug Craft and Storytelling

Pig is a pug and I’m happy to say, he’s coming to Speak Up to have fun all day! In this workshop students will make their own Pug craft and try their hand at writing their own Pig the Pug adventure. No sausage dogs allowed!

Jungle Adventure Craft and Musical Theatre

Calling all Brave explorers! Come on a daring adventure through the jungle, learning dances to songs from our favourite Jungle Movies! Make your own jungle jewellery and finish with a performance for parents.

Mermaids and Pirates Craft and Musical Theatre

Calling all swashbuckling pirates and beautiful mermaids, join us for a fantastic musical theatre workshop with music all about the wide open ocean and those who call it home! We will make our own under the sea craft and finish with a special performance for parents!

Paddington Bear Puppets and Drama

Paddington Bear is back! Celebrate the release of Paddington 2 with this fun craft and drama workshop. Students will make their own Paddington bear puppets, learning basic sewing techniques, and work together to create their own Paddington themed puppet performances.

Disney Princess Craft and Musical Theatre

Attention Princesses of the Kingdom! Speak Up Studio is holding a very special workshop just for you! Princesses will make their own royal Tiara and learn a special dance to some of our favourite Disney princess songs. The workshops will finish with a special performance for parents!

Fairy Gardens Craft and Musical Theatre

Are there fairies living at the bottom of your garden? Come and make a beautiful fairy garden for them to visit, students will then explore a range of magical songs and finish with a performance for parents.

Dr Seuss Sock Puppets Craft and Drama

Explore the fantastic world of Dr Seuss these school holidays. In this workshops, students will make their own sock puppet inspired by a Dr Seuss story and learn how to bring it to life, creating a special performance for parents.

Mad Hatters Tea Cup Planters Craft and Science

You are invited to a tea party with the Mad Hatter, the only thing is, we are all out of tea! Decorate your own tea cup using your favourite colours and patterns, then plant your very own tiny plant to care for!

Descendants Musical Theatre and Drama

Long Live Evil! Celebrate being W-I-C-K-E-D in this Descendants Musical theatre workshop, dance, sing and act along with your favourite characters, finishing with a special performance for parents!

Giant Hairbows Craft and Dance Party

Is your hair-do looking a bit dull? Come and make your own Giant hairbow, decorated in any way you like! Students will then learn dances to some popular songs and show off their new accessories with a special performance for parents!

Droids Craft and Film Making

Do you need an Astromech Droid like R2D2? Don’t jump in to your X-Wing Starfighter without one! Or maybe a Pit Droid to help look after your Podracer? Build one like Anakin did, in a workshop designed for a Jedi. They might fight battle Droids or fly through the stars! Beep-boop!

Willy Wonka Edible Art and Science (*)

Bring your Golden Ticket and join the Oompa Loompas at the Speak Up Studio Chocolate Factory! In this fantabulous workshop, students will use all sorts of scrumdiddlyumptious treats to make their own edible art piece and explore the science behind sweet treats! *Food is used in this workshop

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Workshop Timetable

Up Next: Little Experts Workshops

Next up is our Little Experts workshop program for students in grade three to grade eight.