Art School

Hive 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.

Drawing Classes

Age Range: 8 – 12 yrs | 12 – 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. More

Animé Drawing Classes

Age Range: 10 – 13 yrs | 13 – 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. More

Art Club Classes

Age Range: Yr 2-4 | Yr 3-6 | Yr 5-8 

The Art Club program is designed to inspire students with a wide variety of artforms and develop their skills in drawing, painting and sculpture.  Weekly classes run at our Charlestown studio. More

Art Buzz Classes

Age Range: Kindy – yr 2

Does your child love to draw, paint and create?  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. More



10 – 14 Yrs & 13-16 Yrs

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! 


8-12 Yrs & 10-14 Yrs

Term 1, 2021:

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

Art Club

7-10 Yrs & 10-14 Yrs

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. 

Class Times



Art Buzz

5-7 Yrs

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 –  TBA


Learning Options


Join a weekly class in our Charlestown studio to develop your art skills and meet other young artists.


Join a holiday workshop to be part of exciting themed art classes. Follow us on social media for upcoming workshops.




$25 - 1 class per week*

Creative Kids Vouchers accepted. Fees listed are per student. 

*A one-off art resource pack purchase of $35 is required for all new enrolments. This reduces the risk of sharing equipment.

Includes Unlimited makeup classes: simply notify your absence and book a makeup using the client portal.

Billing: Fees are billed monthly on the 1st of each month for the number of scheduled classes in that month. Cancellations must be submitted BEFORE the 1st of the month. Late cancellations are processed the following month.

COVID-19 Plan

  • Art students bring their own art supplies to class each week (supplied upon enrolment)
  • All shared-touch surfaces are disinfected regularly and between every class. Students must sanitise their hands upon entry and exit. 
  • One student per desk ensures adequate social distancing.
  • Parents are requested to wait outside or off-site to reduce person to person contact in our foyer.

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

All art classes will continue using our live and/or pre-recorded online learning format. In addition to the art resource kit each student already owns, Hive will provide all materials students need to continue their art projects. 

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.


Art Resource Kit: All students are issued with an art resource kit & art folio upon enrolment ($29). Bring your kit and Folio to class weekly. 


There are two ways to trial Hive Classes:

1. Secure your spot now - enrol in the class of your choice.  Your enrolment includes a two week trial period. After your second class, if you don’t wish to continue, cancel your enrolment to receive a refund for remaining classes.

2. Book a 2 week trial here. Trial bookings do not hold a spot in the class.

Performing Arts

Performing Arts



Little Bees Music

Little Bees Music

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 2 of any classes within 2 weeks for just $35. 

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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.