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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

10-16 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 14-15 year olds.

Duration 1 Hr

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:
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 2, 2022

PROJECT 1: Animal Textures – focusing on anatomy and proportion as well as graphite, pencil and fine liner techniques.
PROJECT 2: Storytelling | Character Designs & Expression -Designing a character, drawing from different angles, drawing different facial expressions.
PROJECT 3: Forest Drawing – Focusing on one point perspective (vanishing point) and fine liner techniques.
PROJECT 4: Wave Drawing  – Watercolour wash with paint pen / white out pattern details


Term 2, 2022

PROJECT 1: Terracotta Octopus – 3D sculpting proportion, texture and clay structuring techniques.
PROJECT 2: Sculpey Turtle – 3D sculpting with polymer clay with sculpey cane techniques.
PROJECT 3: Coral Reef – Paper clay formation and exploration of detail and shape. Followed by painting on paper clay.
PROJECT 4: Sculpey Coral, fish & seaweed  – fine polymer clay work and methods of construction.
PROJECT 5: Paper Clay Seal – Smooth 3D modelling techniques.


Term 2, 2022

THEMES: Character development, Ponyo, Legend of Zelda
Profile Card – Journal sketching and character development including character bio. Full body drawing. Extension students are also challenged to create portraiture drawings.
PROJECT 2: Ponyo Watercolour. Focus on composition, fineliner and watercolour techniques..
PROJECT 3: Ponyo Sculpture. Focusing on form and shape of sculpture techniques.
PROJECT 4: Ponyo Underwater Scene. Focus on drawing characters and composition using blue paper, fine liner and colour pencils.
PROJECT 5: Legend of Zelda Portrait. Focusing on portraiture skills using copic markers.

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

Term 2, 2022

PROJECT 1: Still Life – Drawing from life/reference, Composition, Shape and shading, Imaginative drawing, Fine liner techniques and watercolour washes.
PROJECT 2: Large Acrylic Paining (Art Club Snr will complete a parrot and Art Club Jr will complete a penguin) – Sketching and composition, use of colour, acrylic painting techniques (process and building layers).
PROJECT 3: Autumn Painting – focusing on sketching and basic drawing skills, landscape composition as well as watercolour techniques – wet and dry, layering.
PROJECT 4: Desert Landscape Sculpture – Sculpey sculpting techniques (rolling shapes, building + connecting pieces), composition and layout.



Term 2, 2022

PROJECT 1: Platypus Painting – watercolour techniques.
PROJECT 2: Sculpey Koala –  focus on simple sculpture techniques.
PROJECT 3 : Acrylic Echidna Painting – Drawing skills, acrylic painting techniques with brush including direction and accents.
PROJECT 4: Mixed Media ‘Mini World’ Farm – Acrylic painting and relief style sculpture techniques.
PROJECT 5: Autumn Apple Tree Painting – Wet and dry watercolour techniques.
PROJECT 6: Mitch Revs Inspired Cartoon landscape – Landscape design and drawing skills in cartoon stylised art. Techniques using watercolour pencils and fine liner,   


Enrolment Information

In-Studio Art Fees 2022

Full term enrolment: 

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

Partial term enrolment: 

1 Hour Art Classes: $30/Class (for students enroling after the term has commenced)
1.5 Hour Art Classes: $35/Class (for students enroling after the term has commenced)

Payment Options:

  • 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

Megan Adams

Get to Know Hive

Our 2 Week Trial Pass is the perfect way to find the right class fit for your child at Hive.

Attend any* 2 Group classes within 2 weeks for just $35.

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


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Contact Us
Call Us: 1300 03 03 79
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.