Honolulu Biennial Workshops

Art Explorium is pleased to present workshops in collaboration with Honolulu Biennial Foundation and their 2017 contemporary arts festival Middle of Now | Here. The festival is open to the public at various locations throughout Honolulu March 8-May 8, during which time Art Explorium will offer classes inspired by the work of select Biennial artists. All classes are offered at a lower cost than usual thanks to support from Honolulu Biennial and participating partners.

*Sorry, but all of our Biennial workshops are currently full. Please contact us if you’d like to be placed on a wait list (312-4316, ana@artexplorium.org). For prompt response on weekends, please call our studio.

 

 

Rainbow Scratch Boards

Workshop Location: Art Explorium

Sunday, April 9th, 2:30 pm – 4 pm

$10 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

***This workshop is offered at a low cost thanks to support from Honolulu Biennial 2017

Rainbow Scratch Board Stories

Join us as we learn to create and design our very own scratch boards inspired by the artwork of local artist Charlton Kupa’a Hee, whose story gourds explore traditional Hawaiian mo’olelo (stories). Students will learn how to make a scratch board, think of a story while they plan their design, and etch their design into their boards. As students etch into their boards, the rainbow colors will be revealed! Art instructor Ashley Katamoto is an Art Explorium employee and teacher at University Laboratory School.

*This workshop is currently full. Please contact us if you’d like to be placed on a wait list (312-4316, ana@artexplorium.org). For prompt response on weekends, please call our studio.

 

Ceramic Succulent Planters

Workshop Location: Foster Botanical Garden

Saturday, April 22nd, 1:30 pm – 3 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

***This workshop is offered at a low cost thanks to support from Honolulu Biennial 2017 and Foster Botanical Gardens

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Join us at Foster Garden, where the ceramic work of local artist Charlton Kupa’a Hee will be on exhibit. Students will combine ceramics with nature by first learning how different plants grow and reproduce. They’ll then be taught ceramic sculptural techniques to create and decorate their own unique succulent planter, which they’ll paint using a variety of colorful underglazes. After finishing up, each student will choose a succulent to take home with them that day. Planters will be collected, fired, and returned to the Art Explorium in Kaimuki to be picked up at a later date. Art instructor Garid Chapman is a ceramics artist who specializes in making creatures inspired by biology and animation.

*This workshop and wait list are currently full. For questions, please contact our studio at 312-4316 or ana@artexplorium.org.

Students in this workshop must be accompanied into the park by a parent or guardian. Adults are welcome to stay in the class or enjoy the gardens, but should remain on the premises. The $10 workshop fee does not include park admission for students or adults. Please see pricing details below:
  • Children 5 and under: Free
  • Children 6-12: $1
  • Hawaii residents: $3
  • Non-residents: $5

 

Virtual and Augmented Reality: Bringing Animals to Life

Workshop Location: Art Explorium

Sunday, April 23rd, 2:30 pm – 4 pm

$10 per child (Ages 5 and up)

***This workshop is offered at a low cost thanks to support from Honolulu Biennial 2017

augmented reality

Join us for a workshop inspired by the work of Japanese art collective teamLab and their interactive Graffiti Nature exhibit, currently on view at the Honolulu Biennial festival. Through the use of technology, students will be immersed into virtual spaces that place them in the middle of dangerous animal exhibits. Observe and engage with these animals from the safety of the room. Students will also be amazed as we use iPads to bring drawings to life through the use of an augmented reality app called Quiver. Instructors will be from Elemental Minds, a STEM program focused on the development of 21st century skills like leadership, communication, and collaboration through engaging, hands-on, and minds-on STEM activities.

*This workshop is currently full. Please contact us if you’d like to be placed on a wait list (312-4316, ana@artexplorium.org). For prompt response on weekends, please call our studio.

We encourage you to visit Graffiti Nature in person or take a look online before coming to class:

 

Fantasy Night Skies

Workshop Location: Bishop Museum

Sunday, May 7, 2:30 pm – 4 pm

$10 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

***This workshop is offered at a low cost thanks to support from Honolulu Biennial 2017 & Bishop Museum

Fantasy Night Skies

Join us at Bishop Museum, where works by native artists Kaili Chun and Lisa Reihana will be on exhibit as part of the Honolulu Biennial 2017 contemporary art festival. We’ll explore Polynesian art by journeying to the sky. First, we’ll hear mo’olelo about the constellations Polynesian navigators use to sail across the Pacific Ocean. Then we’ll navigate through our imaginations to create new constellations. Using a special photo solution, we’ll make cyanotype prints to illustrate our own fantasy night skies. Art instructor Ualani Davis teaches visual arts at Kamehameha High School Kapalama and specializes in hand-applied photographic techniques.

*This workshop and wait list are currently full. For questions, please contact our studio at 312-4316 or ana@artexplorium.org.

What is cyanotype?
Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces cyan-colored prints. Images are created using safe photo chemicals and light from the sun.

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Make a day of it and visit the Bishop Museum galleries and Planetarium at a very special price! See details below:
  • Children attending workshop: $10 workshop fee includes Fantasy Night Skies workshop PLUS FREE Bishop Museum admission with a paid adult.
  • Parents/Guardians:  Special $11.95 rate covers admission to Bishop Museum galleries. This rate is only available for families registered in the Fantasy Night Skies workshop on May 7.
  • Parents/Guardians who do not pay the special $11.95 rate can still accompany their child to the workshop at no cost.
  • Planetarium admission is an additional $2 per person, per show.

Questions? Please call Heather or Ana at 312-4316.