I'm Fee

And I'll help you to find your happy place

Our story is actually about your story.


Above all, we shape what we do based on what evidentially brings the most benefit to the broad range of people that walk through our door.

Founded in 2008 by Fee Madigan, Art Mania Studio (AMS) is now a forerunner in the region. Firstly, the core value behind AMS is not just running art classes, it’s creating a community hub. That is to say, establishing support networks, and helping people’s wellbeing, including Fee’s & all the staff that work here!

Our studio is incredibly unique as we offer programs to suit a range of ages and abilities using a wide and varied spectrum of mediums. We are always happy to tailor-design programs on request in order to deliver the best possible experience to our students. So we welcome all levels of experience from absolute beginners to experienced artists. Certainly, the diversity of experience and age is what makes our studio so distinctive!

What makes our hearts beam is seeing the impact having a creative outlet has on people’s lives.

We believe life is too short to neglect your creativity, everyone has it within them, no matter how long it has lain dormant. Everyone has the capacity to be creative through learned technique, and we strive to provide a wonderful foundation to experience this.

Fee’s passionate team want to share their experience and knowledge to help inspire and encourage their students on their journey of self-discovery and growth. Our classes have been described as “the cheapest therapy in town”, as you truly get more out of it than a piece of art to take home.

Fee and her team are leading the way as an outstanding business and service provider to the wider community. AMS was honoured to have been awarded the Rotary Business Award for 2013. We offer Educational Artistic Programs through a professional, hands on approach to all ages from 5+yrs upwards.

To sum up, we invite you to come and see how the skills you acquire here can be integrated into your everyday life. Students gain a huge sense of achievement, renewed confidence and the opportunity to meet and interact with other people who often become life-long friends.

This is your happy place.


Art Mania Studio
12 Council Street
Wallsend NSW 2287

Opening Hours

MON: Closed
TUE: 9:30am – 5:30pm

WED: 9:30am – 5:30pm
THU: 9:30am – 5:30pm
FRI: 9:30am – 5:30pm

SAT: 9:30am – 1pm

SUN: Closed

Stay tuned for the Online Art Classes & Supplies Shop and connect with us on social media.

Special Closure Dates

22/12 – 07/01 – Christmas Break
30/03 – 02/04 – Easter Holiday
25/04 – Anzac Day


Please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff to discuss what we have to offer, or to arrange a booking:

Phone: 02 4955 0509
Email: hello@artmaniastudio.com.au


Fee Madigan

Founder / Creative Director

Andrew Clarke

Glass Teacher

Jane Frank

Resin Teacher / Administrator

Cheryl Constable


Ashlee Jedrzejak

Artist/Support Worker

Dana Thompson

Fee's Brain & Right Hand / Studio Floor Coordinator

Kristie Howard

Pottery Master

Aleisha Lambkin

Floor Support

Lisa Waddingham

Accounts / HR

Rebecca Scalley

Marketing / Journaling Teacher / Admin / IT / NDIS Coordinator

Lara Odonoghue

Felting Teacher

Fran McDonald

Candle & Soap Making

Gail Burrows

Drawing Teacher

Emily Lewer

Junior Assistant

Jharna Williams

Floor Support

We had so much fun getting our arty farty on & we were amazed at our beautiful pieces we all made for ourselves. Highly recommend, it was a fabulous experience with the help of the lovely helpful ladies that work there!

Christine, Resin Workshop

Just partook in the one day glass fusing class (no prior experience) and am super impressed with the balance of instruction and creative freedom. Lunch was delicious too, thanks Fee!

Katie, Glass Fusing Class

Having had no previous experience in Hebel sculpture it was great that Fee was able to guide me through the techniques to create something abstract. This is a great, fun, creative day no matter what level you're at.

Michelle, Hebel Sculpture

Resin, macrame and glass fusing workshops have all been great! Highly addictive and a great team guiding you through. Thanks again xo


5+ stars - an amazing first experience at the Art Mania studio. Fee and the team are wonderful - so knowledgeable and helpful. The studio is an awesome space for any creative or artistic type and very welcoming to all. HIGHLY recommended for anyone in the Newcastle/Hunter regions.



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    Global Voice Program

    Art Mania Studio opens their doors & invites expressions of interest from different groups and services to collaborate in the Global Voice Program.

    Would your participants benefit from a positive, art focused experience? Do they feel challenged by being silenced?

    We provide the foundation for groups to come together & experience freedom of expression, through art, through voice & through positive group dynamics. Therefore, our art projects focus on the motif of LIPS, as a visual representation of self expression & being freed from silence.

    Will your group or service be part of the Global Voice Program?

    Get in touch to get a tailored program developed to suit your participants needs.

    No art experience necessary, all welcome.


    Acknowledgement of Country.

    Art Mania Studios acknowledges the Awabakal People whose land we are on.

    We pay our respects to elders past present and future.

    We acknowledge that art is an important method of communication for Aboriginal people and endeavor to show our respect through our art.