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. If it’s your first time visiting us for class, feel free to check out our FAQ page. For additional questions about workshops, contact jennifer@artexplorium.org or call (808) 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

 

Character Creation

Saturday, May 25, 2:30 pm – 4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

 

Join us to learn the basics of cartooning and character design. We’ll create our own characters by beginning with simple shapes, like circles and triangles, then add details that bring our creations to life. Instructor Nobu Yasuda is a cartoon artist, maker of plush toys, and co-founder of Honolulu based art collective TRINIGRAFXREGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Abstract Minis

Sunday, May 26, 2:30 pm – 4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Join us for a vibrant fun afternoon. We will learn about the Elements of Art, such as color, line, shape, space, and more! Then, we”ll use a dice and let the game of chance roll out our designs. Participants will be also learn about watercolor techniques. Get ready to take away some wacky paintings! April is on the Art Explorium staff, an Outreach teaching artists for the Honolulu Museum of Art, a member of the Honolulu Printmakers, and the co-creator of ASHAMPRINTSREGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Summer Flower Paintings

Saturday, June 1st, 2:30 pm – 4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Join us as we paint flowers and landscapes inspired by Impressionists! We will look at artwork by artists like Monet and Van Gogh before painting our own scene inspired by the flowers and landscapes of summer. Children will learn color mixing and experiment with a variety of expressive painting techniques. Instructor Ashley Katamoto was the birthday party coordinator at Art Explorium and currently teaches at University Laboratory School. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

CPR & AED Training with Kids 4 CPR

Tuesday, June 4th, 6pm – 8pm

Grades K – 8 ONLY (parent participation is mandatory)

$5 per per adult and per child attending (ie. $10 for 1 child and 1 parent)

Pre-registration required, you can register up to 3 people total, but please be sure there are at least 3 spots left.

Art Explorium is offering this training workshop as a community service. We believe in the importance and difference early CPR training can make for keiki and we hope that you’ll join us! This will not be an art workshop. Please read below for more details. REGISTER HERE

REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Felted Cactus Characters

Sunday, June 9, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

$25 per child  (Ages 7 and up)

Come make your own evergreen, hug friendly potted cactus! We will be using sharp felting needles, so more focus is required. Please note that this workshop is 2 hours long. Instructor Wendy Ikeda is an Art Explorium staff member and local fiber artist. Please note this workshop is 2 hours long, as this project requires more focus and time to complete. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

 Suminagashi Paper Marbling

Saturday, June 15, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

$20 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Suminagashi means “floating ink” in Japanese. Students will learn a traditional paper marbling method by dipping an inked brush in water. Come and dip with us, and let’s create some swirly patterns in vibrant colors. Each participant will get a set of paper coasters to experiment! Please note: coasters need 24 hours to dry. April is on the Art Explorium staff, an Outreach teaching artists for the Honolulu Museum of Art, a member of the Honolulu Printmakers, and the co-creator of ASHAMPRINTSREGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Cartooning to Da Max

Saturday, June 22nd, 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

$20 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Learn the basics of cartooning through drawing, 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 own personal interests in art. Workshop instructor 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, 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.REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Print Print Print: Under the Sea Collage

Sunday, June 23rd, 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

$20 per child  (Ages 6 and up)

Let us dive into an afternoon of some PRINTmaking fun! Participants will design and PRINT their sea creatures using the Relief PRINTmaking technique. From craving, to inking, to PRINTing, everyone will experiencing being a PRINTmaker. Then, a combination of PRINTs and up-cycled materials will be used to create a collage. Join us and see the imaginative seascape comes to surface. April is on the Art Explorium staff, an Outreach teaching artists for the Honolulu Museum of Art, a member of the Honolulu Printmakers, and the co-creator of ASHAMPRINTSREGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Mixed Media Masks

Sunday, June 30th, 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 6 and up)

We will make masks of our own design by collaging, painting, drawing and glitter blinging ourselves to where the wild things are. Masks will be durable enough to use later on in the fall, or for dress up. Instructor Wendy Ikeda is an Art Explorium staff member and local fiber artist. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Asian Scroll Paintings

Sunday, July 21st, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Join us to discover the secrets of Asian scroll paintings. How did the ancient masters create perspective and atmosphere with only black ink? Students will learn about value, composition, and brush techniques as they create their own Asian-style landscape painting to take home. Instructor Regina Bode works with the  Honolulu Museum of Arts and is currently a Visiting Professor for Art at Pusan National University in South Korea. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Paint like the Impressionists

Sunday, July 21st, 4:15 pm – 5:45 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

How did the French Impressionists create their amazing artworks? Learn the secrets of painting the light- we will explore the style of artists like Claude Monet, experiment with mixing colors and create our own impressionistic painting. Instructor Regina Bode works with the Honolulu Museum of Arts and is currently a Visiting Professor for Art at Pusan National University in South Korea. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Hawaiian Flowers: Intro to Watercolor

Saturday, August 3rd, 2:30 pm – 4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Get inspired by the beautiful colors of Hawaiian flowers and plants. We will learn how to mix and work with watercolors to create our own colorful flower paintings. Instructor Regina Bode works with the Honolulu Museum of Arts and is currently a Visiting Professor for Art at Pusan National University in South Korea. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Hawaiian Landscape Paintings

Sunday August 4th, 2:30pm – 4pm

$15 per student (Ages 5 and up)

Discover the secrets of old Hawaiian master painters and create your favorite Hawaiian landscape. Explore the possibilities of tempera paint by mixing your own colors, experimenting with hues and values, and learning to create atmosphere and perspective. Then take your own beautiful Hawaiian landscape home with you! Art instructor Regina Bode works with the Honolulu Museum of Arts and is currently a Visiting Professor for Art at Pusan National University in South Korea. 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, jennifer@artexplorium.org).