The Hive is a thriving and vibrant space hosting courses, short courses and activities for people above the age of 12. Based in the Blue Mountains town of Katoomba, The Hive began as a gardening group in Blackheath and grew to incorporate Furniture restoration, Art, ceramics, bushwalking, The Hangout – gaming, movies, dinner and board games and more. The Hive now hosts a wide range of activities and groups and can tailor activities for groups of two or more.
The Hive has a modern workshop, art and pottery rooms with a kiln, a pool table, gaming consoles, training kitchen, training areas, hangout and drop in spaces. The members of the Hive work towards selling their furniture and art work at local markets as a way of making money.
Some people want to learn budgeting, travel training, cooking, and shopping and to increase their independence skills. The Hive is able to work with Kirinari’s Short term Accommodation and support you in learning the skills you want in a fun and relaxed way.
For more information on the courses and groups The Hive has, please contact the Blue Mountains Customer Service Team on (02) 4782 9371
An example of some groups or courses at The Hive
• Art: Painting, ceramics, textiles, sculpture and mixed media
• Ceramics: Pinch, coil and slab pots, relief and 3D sculptures
• Garden Project: Coo-ee Garden Blackheath, Community Gardens, Permablitz, Market Prep
• Social Club: Fun activities, supported group discussions, morning tea, movies, music, board games, cards
• Textiles and Sewing: Hand sewing and machine sewing, mend-alter or make clothing, bags, cushions as well as applique & patchwork
• Wellness: Confidence, gratitude, positivity, resilience, relaxation, mindfulness
• Hangout: Pool table, PlayStation, Xbox, Board games, music, movies, group discussions, cooking, fun activities
• Woodwork: Furniture restoration, repairs, small building
An example of Short Courses: 4 - 6 Weeks
1. Paint Your Own Ceramics
2. Mindfulness and Relaxation
3. Card making
If you have a particular interest you would like to explore, please contact the Customer Service Team at Blue Mountains on (02) 4782 9371
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