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      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.

      PLEASE NOTE: The following program information is for our In-Studio classes only.
      If you would like to find out about our ONLINE class offerings, visit our Online Art School page.

      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.

      Duration: 1 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 14-16 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 8-10 year olds and 11-14 year olds.

      Duration: 1 Hr

      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 (8-14 YRS)

      Term 4, 2021

      Students will be completing a range of drawing projects as well as a progressive calendar project throughout the term.  

      PROJECT 1: Silhouette Drawing (Calendar) – focusing on wet on wet and dry watercolour, building layers, silhouetted shapes, and negative space.
      PROJECT 2: Foil Drawing – focus on pattern and texture through embossed shapes.
      PROJECT 3: Mushroom World Wood Panel – focusing on sketching, shape and composition, small details and expanding imagination.
      PROJECT 4: Snowflakes & Pattern (Calendar) – focus on drawing shapes and patterns plus pointillism technique.
      PROJECT 5: Winter Forest (Calendar) – focus on cubsim drawing techniques, using limited colour palettes and watercolour techniques.
      PROJECT 6: Tote Bag Frabric Design – focus on drawing shape and pattern, simplified design for fabric, composition and layout.
      PROJECT 7: Spring Birds (Calendar) – focus on watercolour pencil blending techniques, fine liner details, sketching shape and anatomy.
      PROJECT 8: Stained Glass Flowers (Calendar) – focus on sketching flower shapes, composition, choosing a limited colour palette.
      PROJECT 9: Insects & Lightbulb (Calendar) – focus on observational drawing, fine liner techniques.

      Pre-Recorded Challenges
      MID TERM: Fine liner challenge A4 TBA (calendar May)
      END TERM: Christmas drawing – watercolour pencils (calendar Dec)


      Term 4, 2021


      PROJECT 1: Watercolour landscape taking inspiration from traditional Japanese landscapes. Focusing on watercolour technique and tone.
      PROJECT 2Character portrait inspired by the work of Margaret Morals. Focus on design and colour.
      PROJECT 3: Flat figurative character sculpture. Focusing on 3D proportions.
      PROJECT 4: Poster design. Students create and design their own movie poster. Working on layout and representation of story through image.
      PROJECT 5: Watercolour comic strip representing a a story line from the film poster. Watercolour technique, figurative drawing and painting.
      PROJECT 6: Christmas Artwork.

      ART CLUB

      Term 4, 2021

      PROJECT 1: Pop Art Pineapple – focusing on drawing shape and pattern, use of colour and acrylic painting.
      PROJECT 2: Family Portrait Sculpture – focusing on sculpture planning and sculpey techniques.
      PROJECT 3: Acrylic Mountain Landscape – focusing on acrylic painting techniques – blending, building texture and reflections.
      PROJECT 4: Terrazzo Vase/Pencil Holder – focusing on sculpey techniques, building cylinder.
      PROJECT 5: Galaxy Watercolour – focusing on wet on wet watercolour techniques and building layers.
      PROJECT 6: Paper Clay Project – focusing on paper clay techniques.
      PROJECT 7: Silhouette Art – focusing on wet on wet and dry watercolour techniques, composition, drawing shapes, silhouetted shapes and use of negative space.

      Pre-Recorded Challenges
      MID TERM: acrylic portrait, watercolour bird 
      END TERM: Xmas ornament in sculpey

      ART BUZZ

      Term 4, 2021

      PROJECT 1: Bee Hive Project – focus on drawing and sculpture techniques.
      PROJECT 2: Spring Tree Watercolour –  focus on wet on wet and dry brush watercolour techniques, shape and composition.
      PROJECT 3 : Monster Drawing – focus on drawing shapes, expression, imaginative drawing.
      PROJECT 4: Monster Sculpture – focus on sculpey skills, rolling shapes, character design and drawing shapes.
      PROJECT 5: Rainbow Fish – focus on drawing and acrylic painting skills.
      PROJECT 6: Space Painting – focus on acrylic painting techniques, blending, drawing shapes.
      PROJECT 7: Summer Tote Bag – focus on drawing shapes/pattern, composition basics.

      Pre-recorded Challenges
      MID TERM: watercolour painting, Ice blocks 
      END TERM: Xmas ornament in sculpey

      Enrolment Information

      In-Studio Art Fees 2021

      Hive offers both a Member enrolment option & a Non-Member enrolment option for students.

      $25/Class ($250/term)

      We offer 2 payment options for members: A monthly playment plan (3 equal installments) OR upfront term payment
      • Auto-renew enrolment every term
      • 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

      $27/Class ($270/term)

      • Non-Members must pay upfront for each term
      • Enrolment only valid for the duration of the paid term. You must re-enrol for each new term.
      • You will be notified via email, text message and the School Stream App when bookings open for each term
      • No Cancellations during the term
      • 2 makeups permitted per term

      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.

      Hive Art Teachers

      Shannon Bellamy

      Ovania McClelland

      Charlotte De Wit

      Lee Seaman

      Raechelle Weston

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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.