Art Buzz

Art, drawing, Sculpture and painting classes for kids in Newcastle

Location: 8 Frederick St, Charlestown
Class size: up to 12
Class length: 1 hour 
Age group: Kindy to year 2          Program length: Ongoing – Join anytime
Cost: $25 (see details)


Welcome to Art Buzz! This class is designed to immerse young children (in Kindy to year 2) in the full range of artistic practices, including:

  • drawing
  • painting
  • sculpture

Each term includes these three major elements and works with a variety of mediums such as clay, wire, paint, pencil, charcoal, inks, collage, markers and fabrics to create their work.  Throughout the classes students are also introduced to major artists and illustrators from whom we draw inspiration for our own artworks.

Class themes: 

Term 1 2020

Come join the rollicking fun of Hairy Maclary and friends as we explore the artwork of Lynley Dodd, illustrator of the Hairy MacLary book series.  We’ll practice being illustrators ourselves by creating fluffy, spotty, hairy, fuzzy & cute animal drawings inspired by the characters in the books!  We’ll play with colour as we develop some painted characters using watercolours and acrylics, and then we’ll create a take-home sculptured playset of dogs, cats and even a basket for them to sleep in!

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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Get to know Hive

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.