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

 

 

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

 

 

 

Villa Printmaking

Wednesday, July 24th, 9:30am – 11:00 am

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Join us to embark on a PRINTmaking journey together. Participants will learn to design, to carve, and to ink a printing block to create multiple images. Dried prints will then be used to create one of a kind villa mirage. Global Artifacts from the Lending Collections will be on display for your “VILLA” inspiration. 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 ASHAMPRINTS. 

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

 

 

 

Mix it up Media!

Saturday, July 27th, 2:30 pm – 4 pm

$20 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Join us to create a wild and crazy work of art using many different forms of media. We will explore drawing, painting, printing, and collaging, and everyone will create their own gigantic piece of art. This workshop will be led by Janice Staab, an early childhood educator, dancer and former Art Explorium Education Coordinator. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Notecards: Ohe Kapala and Natural Soil Dyes 

Sunday, July 28th, 2:30 pm – 4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

How do you tell a story? In old Hawaii, stories were told in variety of ways including with bamboo stamps (ohe kapala) and natural dyes. Participants will create handmade stamps to tell their stories using natural soil dyes and linen paper. Make and take a set of 4 note personalized note-cards. Michelle Gorham is dedicated to growing a hau’oli (happy) Hawaii through community partnerships and education and is pleased to share her life-long love of nature-based crafts with you. 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

 

 

 

Cartooning to Da Max!

Saturday, August 10th, 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

 

 

 

String Painting Exploration!

Sunday August 11th, 2:30pm – 4pm

$15 per student (Ages 5 and up)

Join us for a fun afternoon as we learn and explore the fluidity of painting with the grace of a string. Using a simple string, each participant will be dipping, pressing, and pulling to create a flow of vibrant and unique marks. A non-toxic liquid watercolor will be used during workshop. 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 ASHAMPRINTS. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Pop Up Cards!

Saturday August 17th, 2:30pm – 4pm

$15 per student (Ages 5 and up)

Learn how to make fun pop up cards with local artist Lauren Trangmar. Students can choose from several designs; after learning simple cutting and folding techniques students can then add their own unique touches to personalize their cards. Lauren Trangmar is an artist, designer and illustrator living and working in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is also a teaching artist at the Honolulu Museum of Art. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

One Thousand Paper Cranes…

Sunday August 18th, 2:30pm – 4pm

$15 per student (Ages 7 and up)

…it begins with just one. Learn to fold the classic origami crane. Each child will have a pre-folded heavy weight white paper that they will learn the steps on. They can then choose to decorate that paper and fold more cranes with traditional origami paper, scrapbooking paper and string their creations together if they wish. Ages 7 and up. Instructor Wendy Ikeda is an Art Explorium staff member and local fiber artist. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Shippo: Japanese Enameling

Saturday, August 24th, 2:30pm – 4pm

$20 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Explore your design creativity and have fun with color. We’ll use the ancient art of Japanese enameling (shippo) to apply enamel color on a metal base. Students will  be able to design their own creations and make jewel-like enamel artwork such as key chains, magnets and boxes. Artwork will be fired in a kiln on site and can be taken home right away. Instructor Kiku Doi is from Japan and excited to share her unique talent with you! REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Print-N-Play

Sunday, August 25th, 2:30pm – 4pm

$20 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

 

What do old stuffed animals, bubble wrap, styrofoam, and that missing sock have in common? Few less things in the trash and …TEXTURE!!! Let’s get inky and create prints with these reusable found objects. Participants may bring 1or 2 object from home to experiment. 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 ASHAMPRINTS. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Handmade Beads

Saturday, August 31st, 2:30pm – 4pm

$20 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

 

Artists will use polymer clay to make multiple handmade beads which can be used for decoration, jewelry and many other creations. The students will learn multiple color mixing techniques and building techniques using the polymer clay. Helena 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

 

 

 

Up-cycled Necklaces

Sunday, September 15th, 2:30pm – 4pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Using plastic bottle caps, beads and paint pens we will turn plastic into our new favorite accessory! We will design our bottle caps, add them to our necklace and finish off with some beads for detail. Instructor Lily Hebert teaches workshops at the Art Explorium, led Art Camp last summer at the Art Explorium and is a Mixed Media Art teacher at University Laboratory School. 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).