Honolulu Biennial 2019 Events

Art Explorium is pleased to present workshops in collaboration with Honolulu Biennial Foundation and their 2019 contemporary arts festival To Make Wrong / Right / Now. The festival is open to the public at various locations throughout Honolulu March 8-May 5, 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.

We are planning to offer 5 workshops and one drop-in community event in partnership with the Honolulu Biennial. Pre-registration is required for the workshops but not for the community event. Some information is posted below and more details will be posted as they are available. Questions? Please email info@artexplorium.org.

 

Paper Landscape Sculptures – Gone Wild! : Inspired by Honolulu Biennial Artist Leland Miyano

**Workshop FULL** Please call the studio at 808-312-4316 to be added to the waitlist.

Sunday, March 31, 2:00pm – 3:30pm (*Note this is earlier than our usual workshops*)

Location: Foster Botanical Garden

$10 per child (Age 5 and up)

Pre-registration required

***This workshop is offered at a low cost thanks to support from Honolulu Biennial 2019

Come join us for a wacky Sunday afternoon at the Foster Botanical Garden. We’ll first create some textural botanical rubbings using oil pastels. Then we will fold, twist, curl, roll, weave, crinkle, cut, and glue to transfer our wildest imagination into a 3-d paper landscape. This workshop is inspired by Biennial artist, Leland Miyano. Instructor April Sham works with the Honolulu Museum of Art School and is a member of the Honolulu Printmakers.

**Workshop FULL** Please call the studio at 808-312-4316 to be added to the waitlist.

 

 

Mini Felted Geodes: Inspired by Honolulu Biennial Artist Chenta Laury

**Workshop FULL** Please call the studio at 808-312-4316 to be added to the waitlist.

Sunday, April 7, 2:30pm – 4pm

Location: Art Explorium

$10 per child (Age 7 and up; ages 5 and 6 OK with participating adult)

Pre-registration required

***This workshop is offered at a low cost thanks to support from Honolulu Biennial 2019

(Above) Art work by Chenta Laury from her show Beneath the Surface

In partnership with the Honolulu Biennial, we will wet felt mini geodes inspired by the work of Biennial artist, Chenta Laury, originally from O’ahu, she is now a Maui-based artist and educator. This workshop will be led by instructor Wendy Ikeda, an Art Explorium staff member and local fiber artist.

**Workshop FULL** Please call the studio at 808-312-4316 to be added to the waitlist.

 

 

Ceramic Monsters: Inspired by Honolulu Biennial Artist Solomon Enos

Saturday, April 13, 1:30p – 3p (*Please note the earlier start time than our regular workshops)

Location: The Hub at Ward Village (old Famous Footwear Location)

$15 per child (Age 5 and up)

Pre-registration required

***This workshop is offered at a low cost thanks to support from Honolulu Biennial 2019

Art work by Art Explorium teacher, Garid Chapman

In this workshop students will learn the fundamentals of ceramics to create their own ceramic monster sculptures inspired by the techniques of artist Solomon Enos, a Honolulu Biennial 2019 artist. After using a variety of tools to sculpt their pieces, the students will decorate their work with colorful underglazes. Their pieces will then be fired and ready for pick up in approximately 2 weeks at Art Explorium. Instructor Garid Chapman is a ceramics artist who specializes in making creatures inspired by biology and animation. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Repurpose Toys as Art!: Inspired by Honolulu Biennial Artist Maika’i Tubbs

Sunday, April 21, 1:30p – 3p (*Please note this is earlier than our usual workshops)

Location: The Hub at Ward Village (old Famous Footwear Location)

$10 per child (Age 5 and up)

Pre-registration required

***This workshop is offered at a low cost thanks to support from Honolulu Biennial 2019
Give new life to your old toys! Bring in a small toy that needs to be jazzed up (and can be painted!). Add a fresh coat of paint and design a background to turn your toy into an art piece! This workshop is inspired by local artist Maika’i Tubbs, whose work will be featured in this year’s Honolulu Biennial.  Maika’i creates beautiful and elaborate sculptures and installations using found debris, touching on themes of obsolescence, consumption, and ecology. Lily Hebert is an art teacher at University Laboratory School. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Sewing Circle: Inspired by Honolulu Biennial Artist Marie Watt

Saturday, April 27, 2:30pm – 4pm

Location: Art Explorium

$10 per child (Age 8 and up, age 7 OK with participating parent)

Pre-registration required

***This workshop is offered at a low cost thanks to support from Honolulu Biennial 2019

(Above) Art work by Mari Watt, Companion Species: Ferocious Mother and Canis Familiaris

In partnership with the Honolulu Biennial 2019, we will get together and host a sewing/needle-felting circle inspired by Biennial artist, Marie Watt. Each participant will choose a word that holds meaning for them and use both simple sewing and needle felting techniques to bring that word into being. From Marie: “…I am struck by the quality of conversation and storytelling that occurs when eyes are diverted and hands are busy at work. I am interested in how each person’s stitch is unique and signature-like. Threads come together to form a web, also a metaphor for community. I like to compare the Sewing Circle to a barn raising. In an age where so much of our lives are mediated by technology, there is something to be said for gathering in such an ordinary and neighborly way.” Instructor Wendy Ikeda is an Art Explorium staff member and local fiber artist. REGISTER HERE

 

 

Drop-In Community Event: Earth-Friendly Art Activities at The Hub

Sunday, May 5, 2pm – 4pm

Free with paid admission to the Hub or with your Biennial All-Access Pass.

***This event is offered for free to the community thanks to support from Honolulu Biennial 2019. No registration is required.

Join Art Explorium for FREE art activities at Honolulu Biennial’s Hub. Keiki will have the opportunity to get creative by using things that are normally thrown away to make earth-friendly art projects. We will be doing projects inspired by some of the artists whose works are being exhibited at The Hub. Drop by any time between 2:00-4:00pm on Sunday, May 5 to view the art on display and create your own! This event marks the last day that Honolulu Biennial is open so don’t miss your last chance to check it out.

This event is offered as part of the Honolulu Biennial, a new, multi-site, contemporary visual arts festival running from March 8 – May 5 throughout Honolulu. The Hub is located in Ward Village in the former Famous Footwear space, 1200 Ala Moana Boulevard.