Workshops with Various Artists

Art Explorium offers classes on various topics that help us fulfill our mission to provide a community art center that nurtures the creative potential in children. Information on any upcoming workshops is listed below. Registration is required. Walk-ins are accepted, space permitting. To register online click on the “Register Here” link below. For additional questions about workshops contact or call 312-4316. Please review our workshop policies page here for information about cancellations and refunds.

* Classes are subject to cancellation if enrollment is too low





Felted Snowman Friends

Saturday, November 25th, 2:30-4:30 pm

$20 per child  (Ages 8 and up; age 7 may attend with a parent staying to help)

*Adults who register a child age 8 & up are also welcome to enroll and make their own snowman. Questions? Please call us at 312-4316 or email

Wanna build a snowman? Join us to learn felting techniques and bring your own woolly snow friend to life! Instructor Wendy Ikeda is an Art Explorium staff member and local fiber artist. Please note that felting needles used for this workshop are sharp. Parents are welcome to stay and help. REGISTER HERE




Ceramic Succulent Planters

Sunday, November 26th, 2:30-4:00 pm

$25 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

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 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 studio 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. REGISTER HERE



Natural Holiday Decorations

Sunday, December 3rd, 2:30-4:00 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Reduce your holiday waste by creating fun decorations from the great outdoors! Students will experience the joy, beauty and satisfaction of creating with natural materials. Use them in your home as seasonal decor or give away as gifts to friends. Leaves, berries and more will be provided, but feel free to bring your own backyard items and inspiration. Instructor Malia Lagaso is Center Director and a classroom teacher at Kid’s☆garden Kahala Preschool in East Honolulu. REGISTER HERE




Season’s Greetings Cards

Saturday, December 9th, 2:30-4:00 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

*Adults who register a child are also welcome to enroll and make their own holiday cards. Questions? Please call us at 312-4316 or email

Join us as we mix and play with watercolors! We’ll discover new hues and values, and create our own personalized greeting cards to take home for the holidays. Instructor  Ashley Katamoto is the former Art Explorium party coordinator and currently teaches art at University Laboratory School. REGISTER HERE




Upcycled Magazine Christmas Trees

Sunday, December 10th, 2:30-4:00 pm

Holiday Special: $12 per child (Ages 5 and up)

Join us for a holiday decoration tutorial that’s simple, satisfying and easy! A little folding, glitter, glue and… voila! You’ll have a festive and eco-friendly decoration for your bedroom or holiday table. And once you know the steps, it’s easy to teach and share. After you’ve made one, you’ll want to make a whole forest! Instructor Mia Adams, familiar to some as the Art Explorium Little Artists teacher, is an actress, singer and artist. REGISTER HERE




Shippo: Japanese Enameling

Saturday, December 16th, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm & 3:00-4:00 (Full)

*We’ve scheduled 2 class sessions due to popular demand! Please choose 1 🙂

$20 per child  (Ages 6 and up)

Explore your design creativity and have fun with color. We’ll use the ancient art of Japanese enameling (shippo) to apply enamel color on a metal base. Students will  be able to design their own creations and make jewel-like enamel artwork such as key chains, magnets and boxes. Artwork will be fired in a kiln on site and can be taken home right away. Instructor Kiku Doi is from Japan and excited to share her unique talent with you! REGISTER HERE




Sewing Holiday Garlands

Tuesday, December 19th, 9:30-11 am

Holiday Special: $15 per child (Ages 6 and up)

*Our sewing classes are normally $20 due to material costs. Join us for this discounted holiday special! We will be hand sewing with needles in this class. Parents are welcome to stay and help.

We’ll learn simple sewing techniques and create our own beautiful garlands out of felt leaves. Take your garland home and use it to add a handmade touch to your holiday decorations. Instructor Shell Barrett is an elementary school teacher, fashion designer and owner of handmade boho chic fashion line Shayne + ShannonREGISTER HERE




Homemade Holiday Stockings

Saturday, December 23rd, 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

$20 per child  (Ages 5 and up; Age 5 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

Join us to create your own custom Christmas stocking! We’ll start by sewing stockings, then decorate them with felt pieces, holiday bling and needle felted designs. Older children will have the option of embellishing entirely with needle felting. Instructor Wendy Ikeda is a local fiber artist and Art Explorium staff member. REGISTER HERE

*Please note that we will be using needles in this class. Parents are encouraged to stay and help younger children.




Don’t see what you’re looking for? We’re adding new workshops all the time. Please check back later or contact us for more info (312-4316,