HIVE started because we wanted more art and collaboration in our lives.
In the winter of 2015 a group of friends met up in a backyard to talk about what kind of creative community we could make together. HIVE Arts Collective was formed at that initial meeting and is dedicated to preserving the spirit of collaboration and skill sharing in an environment that feels warm and welcoming for women (trans/queer/cis) and non-binary people.
We love to make art and meet new people.
We offer affordable workshops on many different themes from embroidery and printmaking to leatherwork and tarot reading. Our workshops are designed for artists of all levels to learn new things and get to know other Austin creatives. We frequently partner with other Austin institutions like Boss Babes, Austin School of Film, Broads and Boards, and Bead It to connect people with community resources. Most of the time workshops are located at our studio at the Museum of Human Achievement, but we may also travel to host workshops in different locations.
We are a collective based on community input.
HIVE workshops are planned by 4 facilitators (Alex, Beth, Jenny, and Stepha) who take input from the collective and then work with local artists and community organizations to design workshops. We are always on the look out for new workshops and love to hear feedback and ideas for future programing! Feel free to email us with questions and subscribe to our events on facebook and instagram to stay up to date with all our workshops.