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. For additional questions about workshops contact or call 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




Decoupage Vases

Saturday, February 24th, 2:30-4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Decoupage is an art form that allows us to get creative with cut-outs of our favorite images. This workshop will lead students through the decoupage technique, culminating in the creation of a personalized vase made from an upcycled glass jar. Take your vase home and decorate your windowsill, or fill it with flowers for a special occasion! Art Explorium will provide all materials, but feel free to bring your own magazines with  images that inspire you. Instructor Nicole Chatterson is a mixed media artist working primarily with  found and repurposed objects and drawing inspiration from nature. REGISTER HERE




Ceramic Character Mugs

Sunday, February 25th, 2:30-4 pm

$25 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Students will learn the fundamentals of ceramics to sculpt their own ceramic mug, which they’ll design to look like their favorite cartoon or other character. They will be taught how to use a variety of clay tools, hand-building techniques, and food-safe ceramic underglazes. When finished, pieces will be fired, coated with clear glaze, and returned on a later date. Instructor Garid Chapman is a ceramics artist who specializes in making creatures inspired by biology and animation.
*This workshop is currently  full. To be added to the wait list, please call our studio at 312-4316.*




Spring Yoga & Art

Saturday, March 3rd, 2:30-4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Our Yoga & Art class is the perfect activity for kids who love to move and create! The workshop includes a yoga session, where we’ll play with  poses, practice breathing exercises, and learn how to balance and fully relax our bodies. We’ll finish with a fun and bendy bug art project for you to create, decorate & take home as a fun reminder of the poses we learned.

Classes will be lead by special guest instructors Ciara and Abby. Ciara is an elementary school teacher and certified kids & adult yoga instructor. Abby is a certified family yoga instructor and is trained to teach yoga for children with special needs. Both love to share the gift of yoga with children of all ages. REGISTER HERE

*If you have your own yoga mat, please bring it along. We will provide for anyone who doesn’t have one.



Creativi-TEA Party

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

$20 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Join us for another Creativi-TEA Party! Students will get to create accessories and decorate them with their own style and pizzazz. We’ll exercise our creative side by exploring colors and textures to add to our crafts. Then we’ll wear our new art to a tea pARTy, complete with delicate desserts and a warm cup of tea! This workshop is presented by Jacqueline Fowler, Director of Events for Little Miss Tea HawaiiREGISTER HERE




Indigo Dyeing

Sunday, March 11th, 2:30-4 pm

$20 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

We’ll explore the basics of indigo dyeing: Learning about where indigo dyeing comes from, the history of indigo dyeing and the many different resist techniques used. Please bring your own white or light-colored item to dye, such as an old t-shirt or small tote bag. Items should be t-shirt size or smaller and made from natural materials like cotton or linen. This is a great chance to upcycle an old t-shirt or pillow case you have lying around the house! Instructor Ashley Katamoto is the former Art  Explorium party coordinator and currently teaches art at University Laboratory School. REGISTER HERE




Ceramic Leaf Motifs

Sunday, March 18th, 2:30-4 pm

$25 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Join us to celebrate spring! We’ll create decorative ceramic tiles by pressing leaves onto slabs of clay. After the leaves are pressed, we’ll decorate our tiles with colorful underglaze. When finished, pieces will be collected, fired, and returned on a later date. Instructor Garid Chapman is a ceramics artist who specializes in making creatures inspired by biology and animation. REGISTER HERE




Springtime Peeps

Saturday, March 31st, 2:30-4:30 pm

$20 per child  (Ages 7 and up; Age 7 must be accompanied by an adult)

Join us to needle felt your own fuzzy friend! We’ll use needles and dyed wool fleece fluff to bring our peeps to life. Felting needles are sharp, so parents are encouraged to stay and help. Adults with a participating child are also welcome to register to make a peep of their own. Instructor Wendy Ikeda is a local fiber artist and Art Explorium staff member. 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,