Open Studio

We are running a weekly craft activity Saturday mornings at our new studio for kids of all ages.

Details  Saturdays, between 9 and 11am.  45 minutes/pp. 10 kids at a time.  1 August to 19 September 2020.  $15/pp single session or $40/pp for a pack of 4 sessions.

Smallest Smiths

We are running a weekly program for pre-prep aged children (with an adult) at our new Studio.

Term 3 Theme Blank-ies.  Each week give your kids a chance to explore various mediums on a series of ‘Blank’ objects (eg a tote, a pillowcase and the like).

Details  Tuesdays, 9.15 to 10am, 4 August to 8 September 2020.  $120 for the term including 6 sessions, all materials & your creations.


Creative Thinkers

We are running a weekly Creative Thinking program for secondary school students at our new Studio.

Term 3 Theme Upcycling.  We will be re-purposing a series of discarded + found objects and exploring different design based, low tech craft techniques to create function objects and / or pieces for your creative folio.

Details Wednesdays, 3.45 to 5.15pm, 29 July to 16 Sept (excl. Ekka Day Holiday). $220 for the term including 7 sessions, all materials & your creations.

Term 3 Timetable

Sounds awesome?

Don’t wait! Numbers strictly limited and places are filling fast. Reserve your spot in 2 simple steps:

1] Email Sam with your preferred session at

2] Sam will email a Registration / Consent form with our T&C’s and payment details.


About the Programs and Studio

Small Smiths Craft Club – is a craft based program designed for pre-prep and primary aged children to: plant the seed for creative thinking, feed curiosity, provide inspiration to kids and their loved ones and to create great childhood memories.

Other creative programs – designed to inspire and foster design thinking in the broader community.

Creative hub – our lovely studio is literally a ‘blank canvas’.  The possibilities are endless.


New studio space

Yeah! We are super excited to announce that we have a fab new studio space.

As you can see we are still setting it up.

Please drop by to have a look.

We are also updating our website and refreshing our brand.  Stay tuned!

Small Smiths is back

We have a new permanent studio at 515c Sandgate Road, Clayfield (behind My Mistress cafe).

Classes will be limited to 10 with Covid safe measures.

Dates Week 3 to Week 10

There will be 2 classes a night:

Small_er Smiths Prep* to Yr 2, 3.30 to 4.15pm, Tuesday’s or Thursday’s.

Small Smiths Yr 3 to Yr 6, 4.30 to 5.15pm, Tuesday’s or Thursday’s.

* Parental supervision required for new Prep members. T&C’s apply.

Theme We’ll be exploring creative thinking using recycled & found objects.

Cost $190 for the term including 8 sessions, all materials, a folio, club badge & all creations.

Facilitator Sam Parsons

Sounds awesome? Please email Sam directly at to book your spot. Don’t wait! Places are filling fast.

Please refer to our Studio Timetable for the full range of sessions available. There is something for nearly everyone (including pre-prep, secondary and adults). The studio is also available for bookings and craft parties.

Small Smiths

What is Small Smiths? Small Smiths is a hands on, craft based club for school aged kids and pre-prep.  Sam developed the program to: plant the seed for creative thinking, feed curiosity, provide inspiration to kids and their loved ones, promote community connections and to have FUN.

Why the name Small Smiths I hear you ask? Good Question! A Smith is a skilled person who makes things.  Often smith is added to the end of a word to signify a type of craftspeople or occupation.  For example a locksmith makes locks.

A small smith = a small person who makes things.

Typically each Small Smith session  explores, and is subsequently be named after a different type of craft (eg Book Smith, Colour Smith, Plant Smith and the like).


Colour Hunt

We teamed up with Brisbane Open House in 2018 to curate an engaging kid’s adventure throughout the inner-city. The Kids Colour Hunt!

“In amongst the hard, built environment, colour is just waiting to be discovered.  From mesmerising stained glass windows, to mysterious tiled baths, to vaulted doors and maybe even a fire truck.  Search like a detective to see if you can discover the super powers of colour.  Be careful though, colour has the power to brighten up your day! This free colour journey will be sure to keep the kids entertained as they join the adults on their own journey around BOH”!