Painting Classes for Kids & Teens in Newcastle

Location: 8 Frederick St, Charlestown
Class size: up to 12
Class length: 1 hour
Program length: Ongoing – Join anytime
Cost: $25 (see details)


Expressing yourself with a paintbrush is a skill that children are naturally drawn to. Our classes follow their natural interest in creating colour, pattern and texture, as we introduce them to new techniques and skills that they can try as they create their own paintings.

As part of our painting program, students are introduced to a variety of painting techniques and styles, working with different mediums and brushes. We also establish foundations of painting through colour theory, scale, proportion, texture, perspective, and rhythm.

Each term is themed, starting with an introduction to painting and techniques, landscapes, animals, and portraiture – all at the child’s level and taught in our happy, vibrant class environment.

Term 1, 2020 Theme:

The works of Ken Done

Like all Hive classes we provide students with  quality materials to produce their work. 

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.