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.
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 online & in 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
Yr 7 – 10
Term 3: Natural World: Students will learn advanced drawing and colour techniques through the theme of ‘natural world’. Using graphite, students will start by drawing from reference and practicing perfect proportion. To continue, students will explore the art of Studio Ghibli to learn mixing/blending colour techniques with a focus on perspective and depth. Mastering these techniques will produce stunning reflections of our natural world.
Term 4: Animé: How to create a characters personality and portray that in animé style drawings. How to design clothing, draw features and expressions. Class Times
Yr 3 – 6
Drawing Animals – An exploration of Real and Fanciful. Students will firstly learn to identify basic shapes in animals to build realistic sketches and gain a thorough understanding of graphite, pencil and watercolour techniques. Students will then learn to exaggerate features, constructing fanciful versions of animal life and then play with basic expressions to apply to their individual characters. This program is a great opportunity to not only learn drawing techniques, but also expand student’s personal creativity and problem solving abilities.
Drawing landscapes and perspective. Class Times
Yr 2-4 | Yr 3-6 | Yr 5-8
Term 3 Projects:
Matisse: Colour, shape and balance. Students will be challenged to bring these elements together, as Matisse did, in a harmonious presentation. Once these techniques have been practiced, students will then be able to extend them into a Matisse-inspired magnetic sculpture.
Mary Blair. Mary Blair was prominent in producing art and animation for the Walt Disney Company and kids will mimic her techniques through collage, paint and drawing. With a great focus on shape, this program will look at how shapes can work together in collage to build an image and how we can use shape in illustration to create unique character art. Kids will create their own Disney 2D Character and then transform it into a 3D sculpture.
African Art: Learn to design and paint an African wild animal painting. Class Times
Kindy – Yr 2
Term 3: The Cat Paint and collage are the focus in this cat creation. Kids will build an image layering custom painted strips of paper to complete a beautifully detailed masterpiece on artboard.
Mary Blair Mary Blair was prominent in producing art and animation for the Walt Disney Company and kids will mimic her techniques through collage, paint and drawing. With a great focus on shape, this program will look at how shapes can work together in collage to build an image and how we can use shape in illustration to create unique character art. Kids will create their own Disney 2D Character and then transform it into a 3D sculpture.
The Gruffalo – we’ll learn how to create clay sculptures of the Gruffalo characters, paint some forest scenes and experiment with foil etching. Class Times
Join a weekly class in our Charlestown studio to develop your art skills and meet other young artists.
Join a weekly class in our online studio to develop your artistic skills from home. Art materials will be mailed to you monthly.
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.
- 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.