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Hive Creative Studios


8-15 Yrs


A program specifically designed to develop drawing techniques and skill. Students will learn to draw using techniques such as perspective, light, shading, texture and shapes.  Weekly classes run at our Charlestown Studio.

While Drawing does cater to a wide age range, the timetable offers availability in classes divided into:
Drawing Jr (Level 1): 8-12 year olds
Drawing Snr (Level 2): 10-15 year olds.

Duration: 1 Hr

10-15 Yrs

Sculpture Club

A program specifically designed to develop sculpting techniques and skill. Students will be creating multiple 3d sculptures per term, using a range of mediums such as earthenware clay (air dry) plaster casting, wire, polymer clay and more. Our teachers will provided guided lessons, teaching techniques like hatching, layering, embossing, scale and proportion and design creation.

Duration: 1.5 Hr

10-15 Yrs


An illustrators program specifically designed for students who enjoy animé, manga and cartoon drawing styles.  The program teaches students drawing techniques within these styles and has a focus on creating and developing characters. Weekly classes run at our Charlestown Studio.

While Anime does cater to a wide age range, the timetable offers availability in classes divided into 10-13 year olds and 14-15 year olds.

Duration 1 Hr

8-15 Yrs

Art Club

Refine Skills and Express Yourself! Art Club is the perfect fit for students starting to gain more confidence in their abilities and individual self expression, expanding emotional intelligence through creativity. We further refine skills in colour mixing, building greater depth in artworks through multiple layers and students remained focused on a single project over multiple weeks to push their skills. Students will produce new projects every 3-4 weeks focusing on drawing, painting and sculpture.

While Art Club does cater to a wide age range, the timetable offers availability in classes divided into:
Art Club Jr (8-12 year olds)
Art Club Snr (11-15 year olds).

Art Club Jr: 1 Hr
Art Club Snr: 1.5 Hrs

5-7 Yrs

Art Buzz

The Art Buzz program meets them right at that inquisitive creative stage of life and takes them further in developing real art skills in drawing, painting and sculpting.

Each term the program focuses on a number of different artist and learning their techniques. This expands students creative intelligence and ideas about ‘what art is’. It also gives them the opportunity to use and experiment with a variety of mediums.
Each class also has a drawing focus to ensure a development of the basic elements and principles of art.
Duration: 1 Hr
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. ”
Maya Angelou

Current Projects

DRAWING (8-10 Yrs & 10-15 YRS)

Term 3, 2022

PROJECT 1: Graphite Shading Basics – Basic graphite skills, producing varied tone, how to use blending sticks, how light and shadows are cast. Practice drawing real objects from an image.
PROJECT 2 (Level 1): Pet Portraits – Creative character illustration. Use of colour and line. Watercolour techniques.
PROJECT 2 (Level 2): Character Design – Character design in the styles of Quentin Blake, Marc Martin and Shaun Tan. 

PROJECT 3: Draw Your Dream House – Imaginative drawing. Use of space and composition skills. Varied line weight (fine liner) and coloured pencil shading.
PROJECT 4: Mythical Creatures – Sketching different creatures and textures, extended into designing a unique creature. Focusing on imaginative drawing, drawing from memory, morphing anatomical features, sketching confidence.
PROJECT 5 (Level 1): Above and Below / Landscapes and Spacing – Landscape compositions. Simple perspective and use of foreground, midground, background. Sketching animals.
PROJECT 5 (Level 2): Surrealism – Sketching from prompts and imagination. How to play with size and perspective. Opportunity for mixed media exploration – choice of medium from previous classes.
PROJECT 6 (Level 1 Only): Loose Ink Drawing – Learning to ‘loosen up’ to help with soft sketching skills and creating more natural forms. Still life concepts and use of simple line and shadow.


Term 3, 2022

Over the next few terms, sculpture club is taking inspiration from around the world! First up, Egypt and China!

PROJECT 1: Panda Pot -Focusing on marbling polymer clay, mark making to add texture and detail, composition and construction of scene inside the pot.
PROJECT 2: Chinese Golden Dragon – Focus on sculpting on a two-dimensional surface, students are now looking at sculpture from a different perspective. Looking at colour composition and layout. Students will use polymer clay to create detailed textural elements.
PROJECT 3: Egyptian Scene – Students learn how to create a detailed scene with multiple elements and dimensions. Students will be looking at composition and layout. Using techniques with paper clay as well as polymer clay. Students will also get the chance to paint with acrylic paint and create a sandy base for their scene.
PROJECT 4: Genie Lamp – Using paper clay, looking at form and shape.  Students will elevate their lamps by adding a tea light to create a magical glow from within as well as experimenting with gold leaf and glitter.


Term 3, 2022

THEME: Storytelling of Studio Ghibli, storytelling through images. 
Spirited Away watercolour painting – watercolour painting techniques, fine liner techniques, sketching and composition. 
PROJECT 2: Underwater Scene – s
tudents to develop skills in composition and design, colour theory and watercolour and fine liner techniques. Students will also be looking closely at depth and perspective.
PROJECT 3: Portraits – 
students to pick a favourite anime character and use it to develop their skills in anime portrait techniques. Looking closely at different expressions, drawing facial features.
PROJECT 4: Comic Panel – 
developing a story and telling through images. Students to come up with their own two characters, set a scene and create action. Students will continue to develop their anime drawing skills. 




ART CLUB (JR 8-12 Yrs & SNR 11-15 Yrs)

Term 3, 2022

PROJECT 1: Watercolour Insect – Focus on wet on wet and dry watercolour techniques, sketching simple shapes, use of paint pens and markers for contrasting detail.
PROJECT 2: Insect Sculptures – Sculpting skills, creating simple shapes, joining pieces, creating small details.
PROJECT 3: Winter Tree Painting – focusing on sketching skills, composition and spacing. Plus colour mixing in acrylic.
PROJECT 4 (Art Club Jr): Hybernating Mouse Sculpture – A mix of paper clay and sculpey clay techniques.
PROJECT 4 (Art Club Snr): Castle Sculpture – Paper clay and structural design techniques.
PROJECT 5: Watercolour Reef Fish – Sketching skills, wet on wet and watercolour layering. Plus using salt and paint pens for details.



Term 3, 2022

PROJECT 1: Galaxy Watercolour Painting – wet on wet watercolour techniques.
PROJECT 2: Cow Over the Moon –  focus on acrylic and simple sculpture techniques.
PROJECT 3 : Winter Wonderland – Acrylic painting techniques.
PROJECT 4: Above/Below Mixed Media – Watercolour painting, drawing skills and growing imagination.
PROJECT 5: Zoo Sculptures – Creating simple shapes to build sculpey animals (Elephant, Giraffe and Lion) 


Enrolment Information

In-Studio Art Fees 2022

1 Hour Art Classes: $27/Class ($270/10 week term)
1.5 Hour Art Classes: $32/Class ($320/10 week term)

  • Opt 1: A monthly playment plan (3 equal installments)
  • Opt 2: Upfront fee payment

Enrolment Information:

• Enrolments Auto-renew every term. For upfront term payments, your enrolment will auto-enrol in week 8 of the term for the following term and your card will be debited in week 9 for the next terms fees.  Prior to this occuring you will receive 2 text and email alerts.
• No cancellations during the term. All cancellations must be submitted in week 9 for the following term. You will be notified via email, text message and the School Stream App as this date approaches
• Your spot is always held for you
• Unlimited makeups
• 10% off holiday workshops


Art Packs: New students must purchase an art resource pack to bring to class each week. These can be purchased at checkout.
$65/bag/new enrolment (Lasts several terms)


Covid 19 Plan

Should the Hive be required to close at any time due to COVID 19 in our community, the following plan will be implemented:

All classes will continue using our live online learning format. Students will have access to unlimited online classes in both drama and musical theatre for the same weekly price. 

Should you wish to cancel your classes until we reopen – simply follow the usual cancellation process. You can continue online until the end of the month.

Hive Art Teachers

Shannon Bellamy

Ovania McClelland

Lee Seaman

Grace Lickley

Isabella Kefecek

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*Not applicable to the Bee-School program (3 hour sessions)  


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8 Frederick Street, Charlestown 2290
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Hive Member Enrolments:

If for any reason you wish to cancel your enrolment within your first month of classes, we will refund your remaining tuition fees and cancel your enrolment.

Please note:

1st month period applies for 30 days starting on the date of your first class

Satisfaction guarantee applies to:

  • Members who are NEW to Hive
  • NEW enrolments in Bee-School (for new and existing Hive clients)

Alternatively: you can CHANGE your enrolment to any other Hive class / program if you are unsatisfied, with no notice period.