Art School

Hive Creative Studios is a hub of activity for young artists and all who love creating.  The Hive Art School is run by a vibrant team of professional practicing artists and designers and provides a supportive and exciting environment for students to explore all forms of art, be inspired by the great artists and to develop their own style of artistry in our Fine Art programs or hone their skill in a specific area such as drawing or painting.

10-16 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 14-16 year olds.

8-14 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 8-10 year olds and 11-14 year olds.

8-14 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 8-10 year olds and 11-14 year olds.

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.
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. ”
Maya Angelou

Term 1, 2021

Manga Art/Graphic Novels: This term students in the anime program will be learning what is involved in creating their own anime graphic novel or manga. Students will simultaneously focus on narrative and how to convey that through their artwork as well as composition and layout. Finish the term with your own manga illustrated by you! 

Term 1, 2021

Animals, optical illusions & Media Exploration –This term will focus on developing and solidifying skills in watercolour, pen and ink, with introduction to basic charcoal and stamping techniques.

Term 1, 2021

Term 1 will begin with a focus on a Self Portrait project. Learning to execute human proportions, facial features and fine details using mixed media. Students will then move onto acrylic painting, refining blending skills and creating an amazing Peacock canvas. The term will then finish up with a focus on clay sculpture.

Term 1, 2021

Illustrator Focus: Furry Little Peach –  This term kids will work on projects inspired by Australian illustrator and artist Sha’an d’Anthes, AKA Furry Little Peach. Both colour and character are equally important in the creation of her charming illustrations. Subtle additions like cute little faces on inanimate objects add heaps of charm; there are always at least a few vibrant hues in each peachy palette. Students will experiment using clay, printmaking techniques and watercolours with a focus on negative space.


Illustrator Focus: Mark Martin –  This term in Art Buzz, we will be taking inspiration from Australian illustrator Marc Martin and his landscape illustrations. Using shape and pattern, we will be creating a wild 12 piece puzzle featuring surreal plants. We will also be using Martin’s emphasis on colour and pattern to create a city scape. In this project, the students will get a chance to understand the primary and secondary colours and how they can be used in an artwork, as well as understanding how pattern can create texture.


Weekly Drawing Exercises – In addition to our major artworks, every lesson the students will participate in a drawing exercise called the ‘Animal Box’ they will pick out a mystery animal from the box each week which they will learn to draw step by step, expanding their drawing repertoire and building confidence that will take them through the rest of the lesson.

Enrolment Information

Art Fees 2021

Art Classes $225/term/student

Includes makeup classes: simply notify your absence and book a makeup using the CLIENT PORTAL.

Billing: Term enrolment fees are billed monthly on the 1st of each month, for the number of scheduled classes in that month. 

Art Packs: New students must purchase an art resource pack to bring to class each week. These can be purchased using the CLIENT PORTAL.

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.

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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.