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      Years 3-8

      Painting Classes for Kids & Teens in Newcastle

      Meet Sia

      Sia Cox is an interdisciplinary artist, working across painting, drawing and sculpture. In her art practice, she reflects on relationships between people and place. In 2009 Sia graduated from The National Art School, Sydney and moved to Alice Springs where she spent the next eight years exploring the desert, developing her practice and exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions in Alice Springs, Darwin and Sydney.


      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.

      Painting classes will be looking at the works of renowned Australian Artist Ken Done, learning about his colourful painting style and developing their own wow-factor art works incorporating his impressionistic style, as well as a local beach scene and learning to paint still life. 

      • Location: 8 Frederick St, Charlestown
      • Class size: up to 12
      • Class length: 1 hour
      • Age group: Year 3 – 6   
      • Program length: Each term theme runs for 10 weeks, join anytime
      • Satisfaction Guarantee: First Month (see details)
      • Cost: All inclusive price (no extra costs involved)  $25 (see details) 



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      Get to know Hive

      Two Week trial of any online Hive classes is included in all subscriptions. How this works: 

      1. Subscribe to a new class

      2. Access the class from home

      3. After 2 weeks: either continue your subscription or cancel it

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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.

      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 (1 hr class) / $90 (1.5 hr class)


      2. Non-Members: Weekly tuition is charged upfront by the term: $250 per 10 week term (1 hr class) / $270 per 10 week term (1.5 hr class).*

      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.