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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.

14-18 Yrs

Senior Art

The senior art program offers student an opportunity to learn a wide range of art practices and techniques while interacting and emerging themselves in different styles of art styles. This program will be beneficial for those who are interesting in partaking in HSC art in the future as well as those who love a variety of art making practices.

Duration: 1.5 Hrs

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


Term 2, 2021

This term students build upon the core skills required to expressively draw, paint and sculpt. Students will explore elements of line, tone, shape colour, texture and form, also experimenting with perspective, composition and scale, through basic drawing and painting techniques. This foundation experience embraces contemporary art practice and introduces students to the dimensions of drawing and painting processes.

Students will be able to find their own individual styles while also learning the fundamentals of art making.

PROJECT 1: Painting
PROJECT 2: Drawing
PROJECT 3: Sculpture


Term 2, 2021

This term we are challenging students to engage in a program of “Drawing from the right side of the Brain“. This encourages them to switch from their logical brain to a creative visual state. Students will develop an understanding on foreshortening and visually measuring size and shape and practice their new skills on the following projects:

PROJECT 1: Butterflies – focusing on symmetry using a grid system and training the eye to visually measure size and shape.
PROJECT 2: Build Your Own Monster – focus on imaginative drawing, transcribing objects and ideas onto the page & drawing known body parts out of context.
PROJECT 3: Drawing from Memory – focusing on the shift from drawing an object from reference to drawing from memory.
PROJECT 4: Still Life – focus on negative space and interaction between colour and shape.
PROJECT 5: Book Cover – focus on using a known ‘structure’ to develop an image.
PROJECT 6: Australian Animals – focus on proportions, perspective and drawing natural textures.
PROJECT 7: Treasure Map – focus on planning, balanced use of space and drawing small details.
PROJECT 8: Family Portrait –  focus on drawing a family member from reference and focusing on human features.

Extra Drawing Guided Challenge – Students will work on a ‘viewfinder’ project of the hand and develop their skills of this particular subject matter every week over the term. We cant wait to see the skill improvement over the 10 weeks.


Term 2, 2021

This term our Anime students will look at expanding their use of mediums and combine drawing, painting and sculpture. We will also focus on the work of Studio Ghibli and complete a range of projects such as:

PROJECT 1: Watercolour Landscape – focus on layering with watercolour and perspective.
PROJECT 2: Studio Ghibli character drawing – focus on composition when combining character art, colour blend and tonality.
PROJECT 3: Studio Ghibli Totoro Sculpture – focus on figurative sculpture techniques.
PROJECT 4: Studio Ghibli Calcifer Sculpture – focus on figurative sculpture techniques.
PROJECT 5: Studio Ghibli No Ace Sculpture – focus on figurative sculpture techniques.
PROJECT 6: Studio Ghibli Inspired Character Creation – focus on creating a stylised character using mixed media


Term 2, 2021

Term 2 will see Art Club students develop skills using air dry clay, acrylic paint, pencil and colour mixing. With a focus on understanding proportions and perspective within animals and landscapes, the projects are both exciting and challenging.

PROJECT 1: Coloured Pencil on Plywood – focusing on pencil rendering, proportions & anatomy.
PROJECT 2: Clay Turtle – focusing on proportion, composition and sculpting techniques.
PROJECT 3: Set of 3 Acrylic Landscapes – focusing on perspective, colour mixing to create their personalised palette & acrylic painting techniques.
PROJECT 4: Sculpey succulents – focusing on shape and composition & Sculpture techniques.


Term 2, 2021

Term 2 will give Art Buzz students a great variety of subject matters and materials to experiment with such as watercolour, clay, oil pastels and acrylic paint. We will draw inspiration from artists such as Van Gogh, Terry Gilecji & Monet to complete 7 projects. 

PROJECT 1: 3D Octopus – focus on watercolour techniques, watercolour applications and composition. 
PROJECT 2: Portrait of a woman –  focus on learning basic facial proportions, using colour and shape plus an introduction to oil pastels.
PROJECT 3 (ARTIST FOCUS – VAN GOGH): Sunflower Canvas – focus on colour mixing, acrylic painting and observational drawing. 
PROJECT 4: Koala Watercolour – focus on watercolour brush skills, proportions and texture techniques.
PROJECT 5: Traditional Koi Artwork – focus on composition, symbolism and colour.
PROJECT 6: Koi Fish Pond Sculpey – Sculpture and acrylic techniques.
PROJECT 7 (ARTIST FOCUS – MONET): Water Lillies – focus on mixing materials (watercolour & oil pastel) to complete a well balanced compostion. 

Enrolment Information

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.