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 Now” 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.

 

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

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

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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.
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

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

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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:

3-D Under the Sea

Saturday, April 29th, 2:30 pm-4 pm

$20 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

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Create a miniature underwater world! Come dive under the sea with us as we make ocean animals and create sea scenes for them to inhabit. First we’ll learn how to mold animals from air-dry clay. Then we’ll create petite pop-up paper habitats for our animals. Art instructor Leslie Fleming teaches through the Honolulu Museum of Art. She recently relocated to Honolulu from San Francisco, where she taught art in several elementary schools. REGISTER HERE

 

Tree of Life Paintings

Sunday, April 30th, 2:30 pm-4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

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Join us to learn about Austrian painter Gustav Klimt and his Tree of Life Painting. We’ll explore different patterns and repeating shapes before creating our own interpretations of his work. Students will create their own trees by using black paint and straws to blow the paint around on their paper. After that, they’ll add patterns and shapes to the background to finish it off. Art instructor Emma Hussey is staff at the Honolulu Museum of Art School and has been teaching at Art Explorium for three years. REGISTER HERE

 

 

Mixed Media Cherry Blossom Trees

Saturday, May 6th, 2:30 pm-4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

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Join us to celebrate the beautiful and fleeting season of Japanese cherry blossoms! We will use out-of-the-box techniques to create a mixed-media piece that includes painting, collage and printmaking. Students will be introduced to traditional Japanese painting and printmakinig methods as well as the significance of cherry blossoms in culture and art. Instructor Hannah Craft is a multimedia artist and teaches for Honolulu Museum of Art’s outreach programs. REGISTER HERE

Rainbow Scratch Boards

Sunday, May 7, 2:30 pm – 4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Rainbow Scratch Boards

Join us as we learn to create and design our very own scratch boards. Students will  learn how to make a scratch board, plan a design, and etch their design into their boards. Etching tools will be made from toothpicks and chopsticks. As the students etch into their scratch boards, the rainbow colors will be revealed! Art instructor Ashley Katamoto is an Art Explorium employee as well as a teacher at University Laboratory School. REGISTER HERE

 

 

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.

 

Picasso Music Party

Saturday, May 13th, 2:30 pm-4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Picasso Music

Let’s create amazing abstract musical instruments! Learn about the famous Spanish artist Picasso and how he used his imagination to make crazy awesome works of art. We’ll also learn Spanish flamenco clapping  music and dance with the musical instruments we make. Instructor Jordan Koffman is an educator at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. REGISTER HERE

 

 

Flower Garden Paintings

Sunday, May 14th, 2:30 pm-4 pm (Mother’s Day)

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

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There is no better way to say Happy Mother’s Day than with a special handmade gift! Join us at the Art Explorium as we create beautiful flower garden paintings. These, bright, vibrant and whimsical paintings are the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Young artists will also create personalized cards to go along with their paintings. Art instructor Stephanie Yanik is an elementary art educator with the Department of Education. REGISTER HERE

 

Monochromatic “Stained Glass” Paintings

Saturday, May 20th, 2:30 pm-4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

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This workshop is all about color! Students will be introduced to the color wheel and learn how to mix tints and shades to create gorgeous geometric paintings. Instructor Hannah Craft is a multimedia artist and teaches for Honolulu Museum of Art’s outreach programs. REGISTER HERE

Ceramic Air Plant Creatures

Sunday, May 21st, 2:30 pm-4 pm

$25 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

*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.

Cephalopods

Students will learn about air plants and the fundamentals of ceramics to create a hanging ceramic plant creature. They will sculpt their creature and then decorate it using underglazes. Pieces will be collected, fired, and then returned on a later date with a mini air plant ready to hang! Art instructor Garid Chapman is a ceramics artist who specializes in making creatures inspired by biology and animation.

Ceramic Birdhouses

Saturday, May 27th, 2:30 pm-4 pm

$25 per child  (Ages 6 and up)

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Students of all ages can learn the basics of ceramics to sculpt their own unique birdhouse. After sculpting, they will use tools and underglaze to decorate the exterior. Pieces will be collected, fired, have a string attached, and then returned on a later date all ready for a lucky bird family to move in!  Art instructor Garid Chapman is a ceramics artist who specializes in making creatures inspired by biology and animation. REGISTER HERE

Dream Cat Paintings

Sunday, May 28th, 2:30 pm-4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

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Join us at the Art Explorium as we paint super cute whimsical kittens. We’ll use bright colors and fun designs to create our very own cat paintings. Get inspired by a pet at home or create your dream cat–Either way our paintings will come out purr-fect! Art instructor Stephanie Yanik is an elementary art educator with the Department of Education. REGISTER 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).