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

 

3-D Habitat Paintings

Saturday, September 21st, 2:30pm – 4pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

In this workshop we will be learning about foreground, middle ground, and background in the creation of 3-D paintings focused on animal habitats. We will primarily be focusing on painting, but may also use drawing techniques and collage to create these 3-D art pieces. Ashley Katamoto teaches drawing and painting to middle and high school students at University Laboratory School. She frequently teaches workshops at Art Explorium and has taught Summer Art Camps there for the past two years. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Terrific Terrariums

Sunday, September 22nd, 2:30pm – 4pm

$25 per child (Ages 5 and up)

Do you enjoy the natural landscape? Do you have little space, but would like your own mini-garden? Then go no further! In this workshop, you will learn how to create your very own closed terrarium! Genji Lamansky, also known as “Mr. Tattoo,” is a See Art/Make Art Instructor at the Honolulu Museum of Art and the Young Artist Ceramics Instructor at the Museum’s Art School. His love for the natural world and the beauty it provides, inspires and fuels his soul and imagination.

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

 

 

 

Felted Soap

Saturday, September 28th, 2:30pm – 4pm

$20 per child  (Ages 5 and up;  Age 5 must be accompanied by an adult)

Join us for some good clean fun! Similar to the way a wool sweater shrinks in hot water, we’ll gently rub wool fiber with warm water until it knits together and shrink-wraps around a bar of soap, forming a woolly washcloth. The “soap sweater” will help our soap last longer, and we’ll save plastic by using bar soap instead of liquid soap from plastic containers. Once you use the last of your soap, you can even reuse your wool pad as a cloth or sponge. Instructor Wendy Ikeda is an Art Explorium staff member and local fiber artist.  REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Felting Freestyle

Sunday, September 29th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm

$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. Please note that this workshop is for two hours. Instructor Wendy Ikeda is an Art Explorium staff member and local fiber artist. REGISTER HERE

 

 

Simple Shapes

Saturday, October 5th, 2:30 pm – 4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Learn how to use simple shapes, like circles and triangles, to create and bring your own creations to life! Instructor Nobu Yasuda is a cartoon artist, maker of plush toys, and co-founder of Honolulu based art collective TRINIGRAFXREGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Astronaut Adventures Galaxy Paintings

Sunday, October 6th, 2:30pm – 4pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Join us as we explore the far reaches of space! We will be exploring splatter painting techniques to create our backgrounds before designing our own set of planets. We will put them all together to create our own newly discovered universe. Ashley Katamoto teaches drawing and painting to middle and high school students at University Laboratory School. She frequently teaches workshops at Art Explorium and has taught Summer Art Camps there for the past two years. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Needle Felted Pumpkins and Jack o’ Lanterns

Saturday, October 12th, 2:30pm – 4pm

$20 per child (Ages 7 and up)

Come make a festive and woolly Jack o’ Lantern or pumpkin to celebrate fall with local fiber artist and Art Explorium staff member Wendy Ikeda. Please note that felting needles used for this workshop are sharp. Instructor Wendy Ikeda is an Art Explorium staff member and local fiber artist. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Roll-A-Monster Sculptures

Saturday, October 26, 2:30pm – 4pm
$20 per child (Age 5 and up)


Join us as we play a game to create a variety of fun and cute monster sculptures. During this workshop we will roll dice to determine what our monsters will look like and then create sculptures of our monsters using colorful oven bake clay. Each participant will make two tiny monster sculptures during this class. This class will be led by Ashley Katamoto, who was the former birthday party coordinator at Art Explorium and currently teaches visual arts at University Laboratory School. She is also the instructor of the “Monster Mash” Summer Art Camp at Art Explorium.REGISTER HERE 
*The sculptures will be baked and returned to the studio for pick up in 1-2 weeks after the workshop.

 

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).