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About Us

The Hive, South Pasadena, is passionate about making, helping, and healing. 

That is what brings us together.

Emily Cline

Emily has many roles in life: mom, daughter, sister, friend, feline lover, chocolate eater. Her passion is creating.

Studying at Art Center in Pasadena, NY, Oregon, Mexico, England, Emily grew passionate about the creative + healing properties of art journaling. For 10+ years, she has taught art classes in schools, private homes, garages, shops, online, and in NY and LA, and for SPEF. 

Emily has dreamed of this shop + studio gathering space forever and a day. Learn more about her and her work at:          Emily Cline Art

Emily Cline

Saida StaudeNmaier

Saida “Mama Saydi” Staudenmaier is a multimedia artist, maker, makeup artist, and obsessive letter writer. She is a graduate of Cal Arts with a degree in theater scenic design. Rather than wearing her heart on her sleeve, Saida prefers to hang her heart on the wall, creating a narrative with visual storytelling in its many forms. For the past twenty years, Saida has worked as a makeup artist for print, television, and films. As a makeup artist, Saida enjoys enhancing natural beauty, seeing the transformation make someone feel empowered and confident. Saida also enjoys teaching art in its many forms as a way of holding space for her students to express themselves while developing their own creative vocabulary. She is excited to share techniques exploring many mediums with her fellow artists and students at The Hive, encouraging them to hang their artistic hearts, with hers, on the wall. See some of her work:

Saidi Staudenmaier

Lisa Henderson

Hailing from the vast prairies of Manitoba, Canada, Lisa Henderson moved to Los Angeles after completing her degree in Interior Architecture at the University of Manitoba. As she worked in her field, she felt the desire to explore the correlation between architecture and interior design. This led to her studying at the avant-garde SCI-Arc in Los Angeles and receiving her Masters of Architecture.

After several years working at prestigious firms on projects as large as a million square feet, she felt the pull for smaller more intimately scaled projects with more meaningful connections. In 2002, as Lisa began her own family, she founded her own firm, Harvest Architecture in South Pasadena, where she focuses on repurposing existing spaces for modern use, while maintaining their historical integrity. In her role as Founder and Principal Architect, Lisa applies her years of training and experience to design spaces and collaborates with great contractors and subcontractors who share her vision of connecting clients to their homes.

Her passion for community extends to her personal support for the arts as a teacher and philanthropist working as a Trustee for a Private Foundation that focuses on Arts Education.Lisa takes her professional expertise to the next level through her involvement with various community organizations. Whether it’s the years spent working on local outreach and as an artistic director and producer at the renowned Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), Lisa elevates every project where she is included. Lisa uses her vast knowledge of design,

Lisa Henderson

construction, performance, and project management to provide unique training through hands-on experiences for participants. A natural collaborator, Lisa’s synthesis of professional experience and endless wonder create unique learning opportunities.

At The HIVE, Lisa is spending time art journaling, drawing and working on her sculptures and is always excited to learn a new type of creating - most recently Indigo Dye and Shibori.

Shari Correll

Info about Shari coming soon. We know you're going to love her as much as we do. ;)

+ Guests!

Part of the joy that comes with having a co-operative - style studio is the brilliance of its guests. We welcome guest teachers and speakers of all sorts -- everything from Soul Collage, to bookmaking, to faerie houses, ceramics, leather work, stained glass, printing,...

We'll do workshops for all sorts of unique ways of making. You never know just who is going to stop by!

P.S. If you have a class you want to share, email us.

TJ Teems

Some of the incredible recent and recurring instructors at The Hive, South Pasadena include (left to right):  TJ Teems, Debby Weiss, Rogene Manas, Chantal Donnelly, Sharon Carlsen.

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