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 ana@artexplorium.org 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.

Cartooning to Da Max!

Wednesday, July 26, 9:30-11 am

$15 per student (Ages 5 and up)

Learn the basics of creating comics and cartooning through drawing, animation, cell painting, zen sumi painting and more. Children will be encouraged to create open ended projects in a way that is fresh and relevant to each of his or her personal interests in art. Workshop instructor and artist Andy Lee has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including contract work for Marvel, DC Comics, LeBron James, Wizard, and Nike. Some of his credits include illustrations in Dragonball Z, and Inuyasha Magazine, DC Comics Versus trading cards, Kindred of the East, Vampire, the Masquerade, Ultimate Marvel Team Ups, Spider Man vs. the Master of Kung Fu, Bronze Tiger and Sensei, Beckett and more.
*This workshop is full. Please contact us if you’d like to be added to a wait list (312-4316, ana@artexplorium.org). For prompt response on weekends, please call our studio.

 

 

 

Shapes Become Forms

Saturday, July 29, 2:30 pm-4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

We will turn 2-D shapes into a 3-D form in this super fun and slightly messy workshop! How? Join us to find out and learn all about the important “Elements of Art” like color, line, shape, form and space. Instructor Hannah Craft is a multimedia artist and teaches for Honolulu Museum of Arts outreach programs.  REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

3-D Marine Debris Creatures

Sunday, July 30, 2:30 pm-4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Join us to celebrate Plastic-Free July! Using the mindset of “trash-to-treasure,” we’ll work with marine debris to create our own unique sculptures. We’ll sketch out fantastical creatures and then make 3-D models of our sketch using our palette of marine debris. Instructor Nicole Chatterson is a mixed media artist working primarily with found and repurposed objects and drawing inspiration from nature. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Creativi-TEA Party

Wednesday, August 2, 9:30-11:00 am

$20 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Join us for our second ever Creativi-TEA Party! Students will get to create accessories and decorate them with their own style and pizzazz. We’ll exercise our creative side by exploring colors and textures to add to our crafts. Then we’ll wear our new art to a tea pARTy, complete with snacks, desserts and a warm cup of tea! This workshop is presented by Jacqueline Fowler, Director of Events for Little Miss Tea Hawaii.
*This workshop is full. Please contact us if you’d like to be added to a wait list (312-4316, ana@artexplorium.org). For prompt response on weekends, please call our studio.

 

 

 

Bean Bag Creations

Saturday, August 5, 2:30 – 4 pm

$20 per child  (Ages 7 and up; Age 7 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

*Adults welcome to enroll with participating keiki

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Join us to make fun and cuddly art pieces to take home and cherish. Using a weighted, felted wool shape as a base, each student will hand felt his or her own bean bag creation. Please note that we’ll be using needles in this class. Parents are welcome to stay to help or sign-up to make their own bean bag critters too. Instructor Wendy Ikeda is a local fiber artist and Art Explorium staff member. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Printmaking Magic

Sunday, August 6, 2:30 – 4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Join us to explore a fun and eco-friendly introduction to printmaking. Instructor Hannah Craft will bring a miniature printing press borrowed from Honolulu Printmakers, and students will learn to create their own collagraph prints using scraps of textured materials such as cardboard, foam and marine debris. Hannah Craft is a multimedia artist and teaches for Honolulu Museum of Arts outreach programs. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Sewing Felt Monsters

Saturday, August 12, 2:30-4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 6 and up)

*We will be hand-sewing with needles in this class. Parents are welcome to stay and help.

Learn how to hand sew simple and fun felt monsters. We’ll make these cute crafts using practical sewing skills that can also be applied to more advanced sewing projects in the future. Instructor Shell Barrett is an elementary school teacher, fashion designer and owner of handmade boho chic fashion line Shayne + ShannonREGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Classic Crochet Squares

Sunday, August 20, 2:30-4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 6 and up)

Learn to make a fun and simple crocheted square. The square can be made multiple times to make a dishcloth, pillow case, or even a blanket! Instructor Kisore Sherreitt is an art & dance educator and a master’s degree candidate at UH Manoa. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

 

Circular Weaving

Saturday, August 26, 2:30 – 4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up; Age 5 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

Join us to explore the art of weaving! We’ll experiment with texture, color and pattern to create unique pieces woven on round looms. Instructor Wendy Ikeda is a local fiber artist and Art Explorium staff member. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Sea Animal Prints

Sunday, August 27, 2:30-4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up; Ages 5-6 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

Join us to learn about relief printmaking. We’ll carve, ink and print our own designs of underwater sea creatures. Students will finish their projects by creating a whimsical mix-media collage using cutouts from their prints along with other recycled materials. Instructor April  Sham works with the Honolulu Museum of Art School and is a member of the Honolulu PrintmakersREGISTER HERE

 

 

 

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, ana@artexplorium.org).