Keiki for Kusama

Keiki for Kusama

Community Art Events

Art Explorium is thrilled to partner with Ward Village and The Honolulu Biennial Foundation in offering two exciting community art events for keiki. Ward Village and The Honolulu Biennial Foundation are presenting a public art installation entitled Footprints of Life featuring the work of legendary artist Yayoi Kusama. In celebration of this installation, Art Explorium offered an open community art event on Saturday, March 12, and will offer a keiki art workshop on Saturday, April 16. Both events will take place at the IBM Building Courtyard and will feature art activities inspired by Yayoi Kusama’s artwork. Learn more about this one-of-a-kind exhibit in articles in The Art Newspaper and The New York Times. Please see below for more information.



Keiki for Kusama: Polka Dot Creatures Workshop

(This is workshop is FULL. If you would like to be added to the waitlist please email

Presented by Art Explorium and Honolulu Star Advertiser

Workshop Location: IBM Building Courtyard, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd. (free parking is available across the street at T.J.Maxx)

Saturday, April 16th, 3 pm – 4:30 pm

$15 per student (ages 5-12); Pre-registration required


Sculpt your own brightly colored creatures inspired by the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.  We will explore some of Kusama’s most famous works of art, learn the fundamentals of sculpting and color mixing, and work with foam to create spotted animals from our imaginations. Art instructor Garid Chapman is a ceramics artist who loves to make creatures inspired by biology and animation ( For children ages 5-6, parents are asked to stay on-site during the workshop. For ages 7 & up parents may leave after signing in their child at the workshop at 3:00 and pick up again at 4:30.

*This workshop is full. Please contact us if you wish to be placed on the wait list (312-4316,