Art Workshops for Elementary Age Children

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 or call (808) 312-4316. Please review our workshop policies page here for information about cancellations and refunds.

*Workshop payment must be made in full at the time of registration. If payment is not received in full, you will be placed on the waitlist until payment is made.

*Classes are subject to cancellation if enrollment is too low.



Felting Freestyle

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

*2 hour workshop*

$25 per child (Ages 7 and up)

We will needle felt wool fleece into something you can hold in the palm of your hand. What that something turns out to be, is up to you! No experience necessary, though we will be working with sharp needles so will need to focus. Ages 7 and up.  Wendy Ikeda is an Art Explorium staff member and local fiber artist. REGISTER HERE




Cyanotype Sun Prints

Saturday,  March 7th 2:30-4pm

$20 per child (Ages 6 and up)

Before there were digital cameras, early photographs were made with chemicals. Here’s your chance to learn about the science behind the art by making sun prints! Using safe and easy-to-handle cyanotype chemistry, participants will get to mix, paint, and expose their own artwork in the same way early photographers did to create beautiful blue prints.  Ualani Davis teaches visual arts at Kamehameha High School Kapalama, and specializes in hand-applied photographic techniques. REGISTER HERE




Marbleize It!

Sunday, March 8th, 2:30–4pm

$20 per child  (Kindergarten and up)

Have fun swirling colors together to create paper with a beautiful marblelized effect!  Experiment making prints in different styles and surprise yourself every time!  Fae Yamaguchi is a teaching artist, instructor at the Honolulu Museum of Art, and has been teaching art to kids for over 25 years. REGISTER HERE




ART LAB: Media Mashup

Saturday March 14th, 2:30-4:30pm

$25 per child (Ages 6 and up)

*2 hour Workshop*

Each young artist will draw, paint, do printmaking and found art/collage techniques using various materials and mediums. They will ultimately create their own unique mixed media piece as a result of this exploration.  April Sham is a Printmaker, teaching artist, former Art Explorium staff member and is currently the Youth Program Outreach Coordinator for the Honolulu Museum of Art. REGISTER HERE




Paper Making

Sunday, March 15th, 2:30-4pm

$20 per child  (Ages 6 and up)


Artists will be use recycled paper scraps of various colors and dried flowers to make their very own handmade paper. Artists will learn the process of making paper pulp and then will learn how to make their own paper from recycled paper scraps. The paper students make can be used for cards, drawings, paintings, or even gift wrapping! Helena Noordhoff is currently earning her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and helps run Open Studio at Art Explorium. REGISTER HERE 



Cartooning to da Max

Saturday, March 21st, 2:30 pm-4:30 pm

$25 per child  (Ages 6 and up)

*2 hour Workshop*

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.  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


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,