D:create’s workshops are always designed to make participants feel comfortable, whilst challenging them and developing self-esteem and confidence.  Workshops can be adapted to any group for any length of time.  D:create has worked with toddlers, in schools, with young people at risk, with youth leaders, in community centres and with professionals to provide professional development training.  D:create have run workshops in countries all over the world and was chosen to present workshop practice exemplar at the second International Teaching Artists Conference. New techniques and practices unique to D:create have been developed through practice-led PhD studies in the Faculty of Creative Industries, QUT.

Kindy Uplift offerings:
For 2024 D:Create is listed in the C&K Kindy Uplift Catalogue with three different workshops focusing on three different priority areas under the Early Childhood Education settings in Queensland.
The three programs are “Playful Concepts” , “Expressive Movement” and “Practising Change” – click on the name of each program to read a full description.



Issue-based workshops

D:create specialises in developing creative workshops to address a theme or issue with a group.  The approach uses games and exercises to explore in a fun an interesting way, often incorporating drama, movement and/or art.

Projects can be run in partnership with a psychologist from Empowering Options (also

Past examples of issue based workshops D:create has run (and an example of the community the workshops were targeted for) include:
– Water (a zoom workshop for children in the Philippines)
– Body image (for year 8 female students)
– Conflict resolution (in a prisons in the UK)
– Communication (presentation confidence for any group)
– Environment (with year 6 and 7 students)
– Leadership (with senior school students and also in business contexts)
– Creating new futures (run with children in Brazil)
– Embodied Futures (developed during Deanna’s PhD)

Skill based workshops
D:create can provide workshops on learning the specific skills of:
– theatre
– physical theatre
– improvisation
– creative movement
– playback theatre
– recycled art projects
– traditional visual art (drawing, painting, craft)
– felting
– Theatre of the Oppressed (forum theatre, rainbow of desires, cops in the head)
– the basics of photoshop
– introduction to photography
– introduction to circus