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

 

 

Design Your Own Wrapping Paper!🎁

Saturday, December 15th, 2:30 pm-4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)


Get the whole family involved in the spirit of gift giving this holiday season! In this workshop keiki are invited to make their own wrapping paper using rolling pins and textured materials. We will talk about patterns and color combos as well as being mindful with gift giving during the holidays. Tracy Desmond is an educator and craft lover! REGISTER HERE

 

Ceramic Holiday Ornaments

**CLASS FULL: Please email jennifer@artexplorium.org to be added to the waitlist.**

Sunday, December 16th, 2:30 pm-4 pm

$25 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

In this workshop students will learn the fundamentals of ceramics to create a holiday Christmas ornament. Each student will sculpt their piece, glaze it, then punch a hole for string to be added after firing. Art instructor Garid Chapman is a ceramics artist who specializes in making creatures inspired by biology and animation.

**CLASS FULL: Please email jennifer@artexplorium.org to be added to the waitlist.**

 

 

 

Holiday Felted Soap

Saturday, December 22nd, 11:30 am – 1 pm

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

*Adults are also welcome to enroll and make their own holiday felted soap

 



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

 

 

Felted Snowman Friends

Saturday, December 22nd, 2:30 pm – 4 pm

$20 per child  ($20 per child (Ages 8 and up; age 7 may attend with a parent staying to help)

*Adults are also welcome to enroll and make their own snowman

 

Wanna build a snowman? Join us to learn felting techniques and bring your own woolly snow friend to life! Instructor Wendy Ikeda is an Art Explorium staff member and local fiber artist. Please note that felting needles used for this workshop are sharp. Parents are welcome to stay and help. REGISTER HERE

 

 

Character Creation!

Saturday, December 29, 2:30 pm – 4 pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

 

 

Join us to learn the basics of cartooning and character design. We’ll create our own characters by beginning with simple shapes, like circles and triangles, then add details that bring our creations to life. Instructor Nobu Yasuda is a cartoon artist, maker of plush toys, and co-founder of Honolulu based art collective TRINIGRAFX. REGISTER HERE

 

 

Ceramic Coil Mugs

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

$25 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Join us to create your own coil mug! We’ll start by rolling out long ropes of clay, which we’ll twirl and twist together to construct one-of-a-kind vessels. After sculpting our pieces, we’ll decorate them with colorful underglaze. When finished, pieces will be collected, fired, and returned to Art Explorium to picked up on a later date. Instructor Garid Chapman is a ceramics artist who specializes in making creatures inspired by biology and animation.  REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Ceramic Tropical Fish Mounts

Sunday, January 6th, 2:30 pm-4 pm

$25 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

In this workshop students will learn hand-building techniques to create tropical fish. Upon completion students will color their sculptures using colorful glazes. After firing, the pieces will be returned to Art Explorium mounted on a small hangable wall plaque. Instructor Garid Chapman is a ceramics artist who specializes in making creatures inspired by biology and animation.  REGISTER HERE

 

 

Sew Your Own Whale!

Sunday, January 13, 2:30pm – 4pm

$20 per child  (Ages 7 & up)

 

January is Peak Whale Migration season! Let’s celebrate by sewing our own whales. Students will learn the blanket stitch and how to tie a knot. Instructor Kisore Sherreitt is an art & dance educator who received her Master’s in Dance Education at UH Manoa.  REGISTER HERE

 

Hawaiian Landscape Paintings

Saturday January 19th, 2:30p – 4pm

$15 per child  (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

 

 

Watercolor Ocean Creatures

Saturday February 2nd, 2:30pm – 4pm

$15 per child  (Ages 5 and up)

Who is living in the ocean? Join us to let the colors flow and turn your favorite ocean animals into art! We’ll learn about different watercolor techniques, like wet-on-wet and dry-on-wet. Then we’ll make beautiful ocean paintings to take home. 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

 

 

Asian Scroll Paintings

Sunday February 10th, 2:30pm – 4pm

$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. 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

 

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).