Drawing, Sketching & Charcoal Classes in Newcastle

Location: 8 Frederick St, Charlestown
Class size: up to 12
Class length: 1 hour 8-12 yr | 1.5 hours 13yrs +
Program length: Ongoing – Join anytime
Cost: From $25 (see details)


Drawing is a universal way of communicating and a skill that so many people wish they had – but don’t realise that everyone can learn to draw – if they are taught well!

Our drawing program helps students to develop a new way of looking at objects, people and animals to identify the shapes, patterns, light and dark that they see, and then to draw what they are seeing.

The program mostly suits dedicated students who have a passion for drawing and want to improve their own ability.

Each term is themed in a particular style, from animation, to landscapes, portraiture, and animals. In this program, students will increase their level of skill, and find harmony between the foundations of drawing and imagination!

Term 1 2020

Classes for years 3-6: Illustrate a Mystery! Learn to draw moody mystery illustrations – like the one’s you’d  find in your favourite mystery books. What elements create the mysterious look? And how do we maninpulate those elements to create our own moody mystery?

Classes for years 7 – 10: Anime

Each week, develop and grow your skill in drawing in our regular drawing course, then explore the world of anime and manga drawing. Sia will guide students on how to draw facial expressions, plus the clothing, body language and colours that form an anime character.

Satisfaction Guarantee:

If for any reason you wish to cancel your enrolment within your first month of classes, we will refund your member joining fee and any remaining tuition fees.*

*Applies to member enrolments only. 


Sia Cox

Sia Cox

Practicing Artist & Art Teacher

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Our 2 Week 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 $30. Book now:

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1 hr class: $25 per class

1.5 hr class: $27 per class


  • One class per week
  • All resources required for classes
  • Unlimited makeup classes (during the term of enrolment only).

Billing Options: 

1. Hive Members: Weekly tuition is charged in monthly installments of $83.33


2. Non-Members: Weekly tuition is charged upfront by the term: $250 per 10 week term.*

An administration charge of $20 applies to each non-member enrolment*

*Click to read more info about member / non member enrolment options.

Member /  Info

Pro-Rated Fees:

Join anytime! ALL fees are pro-rated and charged from your START DATE

Multi-Class Discounts:

Individual students enrolled in 2 or more classes per week:

  • 2 classes per week: $35*
  • 3 classes per week: $50*
  • 4 classes per week: $60*

*Plus applicable class resource levies.

In order for us to be able to offer multi-class pricing with such a wide variety of class types at Hive, the classes that cost us in resources or royalty fees have a built-in resource levy.  This breaks down as: $21 tuition fee / $4 resource levy / total $25 per week (1 hr class) and $21 tuition fee / $6 resource levy / total $27 per week (1.5 hr class). For multi class pricing as listed above, the levy is charged in addition to the fees listed per art or piano group lesson.

Family Discounts:

10% off total bill for families with 3 or more siblings enrolled.