Art Workshops for Kids

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.  To register online click on the “Register Here” link below. For additional questions about workshops, contact wendy@artexplorium.org 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, a spot is not guaranteed, and you may have to re-register.  If you have any difficulty with our online payment system, please email wendy@artexplorium.org or call the studio @ (808)312-4316 and we will assist you.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

*CANCELLED* ART EXPLORIUM CLOSED FROM 3/15-3/31,  Refunds are being processed

 

 

 

Cartooning to da Max

Saturday, March 21st, 2:30-4:30 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. He can also be found teaching art to the very lucky students of Kaiser High School.

*CANCELLED* ART EXPLORIUM CLOSED FROM 3/15-3/31,  Refunds processed

 

 

Mixed Media 3D: Paperbag Puppetry!

Sunday, March 22nd, 2:30-4:30pm

$20 per child  (Ages 6 and up)

*2 hour Workshop*

Paper bag puppets never looked like this before! Create a 3D puppet pal by wrinkling paper bags  and filling it with newspaper. When you have adorned your puppet with lots of interesting details, don’t forget to name your puppet. Be sure to feed it and let it get lots of sleep.  Puppets will have movable heads and arms!  Fae Yamaguchi is a teaching artist, instructor at the Honolulu Museum of Art, and has been teaching art to kids for over 25 years.

*CANCELLED* ART EXPLORIUM CLOSED FROM 3/15-3/31,  Refunds processed

 

 

 

PLAYMATION: Sculpt your GIF!

Saturday, March 28th, 2:30-4pm

$25 per child  (Ages 7 and up)

Kids will sculpt their own colorful, wacky and wildly unique character, which will be photographed in studio. That photo will be transformed into a GIF/forever digital keepsake for kids and their families. Rachel Smith is a sculptor, sticker app, graphic and web designer, whose inner child could independently power a planet or two, easy peasey.

*CANCELLED* ART EXPLORIUM CLOSED FROM 3/15-3/31,  Refunds processed

 

 

 

Spring Soap Sweaters!

Sunday, March 29th, 2:30-4

$25 per child (Ages 5 and 6 welcome with parent, Ages 7 and up drop off)

Have some good clean fun! We’ll get sudsy making wet felted soaps to keep or give as gifts! We will use the colors of spring to form a colorful woolly sweater around our soap which will help it last longer, and save on water since the wool acts as an attached wash cloth. As a bonus, we will be essentially washing our hands the whole time. Wendy Ikeda is an Art Explorium staff member and local fiber artist.

*CANCELLED* ART EXPLORIUM CLOSED FROM 3/15-3/31,  Refunds processed

 

 

 

East meets Tech: Intro to Digital Art

Saturday, April 4th, 2:30-4:30pm

$25 per child, price includes Sketch Club App (Ages 8 and up)

*Child must bring own iPad or iPhone to class*

*2 hour workshop*

While waiting for his car, a door hinge becomes a tank and the sky through that same door takes on a completely new life! Modern Zen Artist Andy Lee will show how the ordinary becomes digitally extraordinary! One moment at a time, the everyday world can become a master teacher of composition, lighting and imagination. 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.  He can also be found teaching art to the very lucky students of Kaiser High School.  

*CANCELLED* ART EXPLORIUM CLOSED In Accordance with C&C and State of Hawaii Covid-19 Orders

 

 

 

Fantastic Forest Creatures

Sunday April 5th, 2:30 to 4:30pm

$25 per child (Kindergarten and up)

*2 hour workshop*

As new life springs up at the end of winter, you’ll form a fantastic forest creature using unfired clay, leaves, twigs and flowers. These art pieces will not last forever, and will slowly and naturally return back to the earth. Before it leaves, you’ll name it, and when it isn’t looking, we’ll take a photo of this creature for you to keep. Fae Yamaguchi is a teaching artist, instructor at the Honolulu Museum of Art, and has been teaching art to kids for over 25 years.

*CANCELLED* ART EXPLORIUM CLOSED In Accordance with C&C and State of Hawaii Covid-19 Orders

 

 

 

Springtime Rainbow Scratchboards!

Saturday, April 11th, 2:30 pm-4:30pm

$20 per child (Ages 5 and up)

*2 hour workshop*

Join us as we learn to create and design our very own scratchboards. Students will learn how to make a scratchboard, plan a design, and etch their design into their boards. As the students etch into their scratchboards, the rainbow colors will be revealed! Ashley Katamoto is a Teaching Artist, former Art Explorium staff member and currently teaches Art to the very lucky students at the University Laboratory School.

*CANCELLED* ART EXPLORIUM CLOSED In Accordance with C&C and State of Hawaii Covid-19 Orders.

Refunds are being processed

 

 

 

EARTH DAY! Saturday April 18th, 2:30-4:30pm

$20 per child (Ages 5 and up)

*2 hour workshop*

Earthday is coming up and is very close to our hearts here at Art Explorium.  To celebrate, we will plant our own mini greenhouses by repurposing  donated CD cases, make an apron for our messier art adventures out of t-shirts kindly donated by Hawaiian Electric, and have a grand time making art out of materials that would have otherwise been thrown away.  *Art Explorium Staff*

*CANCELLED* ART EXPLORIUM CLOSED In Accordance with C&C and State of Hawaii Covid-19 Orders.

 

 

 

Felted Springtime Friends

Saturday April 25th, 2:30-4:30pm

$25 per child (Ages 8 and up)

*2 hour workshop*

Spring is here! Come needle felt your own springtime creation. Please note that felting needles are sharp, so kids will need to focus. Wendy Ikeda, is an Art Explorium staff member, and local fiber artist.

*CANCELLED* ART EXPLORIUM CLOSED In Accordance with C&C and State of Hawaii Covid-19 Orders.

 

 

 

 

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, wendy@artexplorium.org).