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

 

 

Thanksgiving Gratitude Tree Painting

Saturday, November 23rd, 2:30 – 4

$15 per student (Ages 5 and up)

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s a great time to think about all the people and things in our life that we are grateful for. In this workshop we will be using painting a landscape with a large tree before cutting out leaves from paper to write down what we are grateful for. Participants will take home extra leaves so that this can be an interactive project with family members! Instructor Ashley Katamoto was the birthday party coordinator at Art Explorium and currently teaches at University Laboratory School. REGISTER NOW

 

 

 

Kids Day Off: Fall String Fling!

Sunday, November 24th, 2-5pm

$35 per child, $30 for siblings (Ages 6+)

Check in from 2pm, pick-up at 5pm

Space is limited for this unique event, so please register early!

With the heart of the holiday season approaching, your keiki can unplug and be a part of a collaborative string art installation. We’ll wind string and yarn remnants into balls and fling them over, under and through a framework of guidelines in the studio.
We’ll also have a chill area that will have cardboard and circular looms available for creating an individual piece of fiber art that can double as a stocking stuffer coaster, a tea party placemat or stuffed animal bed. Healthy snacks will be provided!
Parents will find themselves in the heart of Kaimuki’s small business district where it is easy to do some holiday shopping or enjoy our local cafes and restaurants. Instructor Wendy Ikeda is an Art Explorium staff member and local fiber artist. REGISTER NOW

 

 

 

Holiday Felted Soap

Sunday, December 1st, 2:30 – 4

$20 per student (Ages 5 and up)

We’ll get sudsy making two wet felted soaps to keep or give as gifts! We will essentially form a colorful woolly sweater around our soap which will help it last longer, save on water since the wool acts as an attached wash cloth and have two handmade stocking stuffers! Instructor Wendy Ikeda is an Art Explorium staff member and local fiber artist. REGISTER NOW

Shippo: Japanese Enameling

Saturday, December 7th, 2:30pm – 3:30pm (*note shorter workshop time)

$25 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

 

 

 

 

Felting Freestyle Holiday Ornaments

Sunday, December 8th, 2:30 – 4:30

$25 per student (Ages 7 and up)

Come needle felt your own custom woolly ornaments! If you have something in mind, bring a picture for reference, or see what you come up with that day. We’ll take what you make and attach a loop so you can hang it on your tree! Felting Needles are sharp, so child will need to be able to focus. Please note that this workshop is from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Instructor Wendy Ikeda is an Art Explorium staff member and local fiber artist. REGISTER NOW

 

 

 

Christmas Tree Dot Paintings

Saturday, December 14th, 2:30 – 4:00

$15 per student (Ages 5 and up)

Join us as we create Christmas inspired paintings! Participants will get to choose to either create paintings on paper or painted ornaments. We will learn about color mixing and how to use unconventional materials to create paintings, like Q-tips and pencils. Instructor Ashley Katamoto was the birthday party coordinator at Art Explorium and currently teaches at University Laboratory School. REGISTER NOW

 

 

 

Kid’s Day Off: Fall Fort Fantasy

Sunday, December 15th, 2-5pm

$35 per child, $30 for siblings (Ages 6+)

Check in from 2pm, pick-up at 5pm

Space is limited for this unique event, so please register early!

We’ll build the framework for our fortresses, then cover them with some really fantastic fabric. Who knows what our fabulous fabric stash and our terrific trash to treasure station will inspire? While the kids get their creative mojo on, you can get that holiday list all wrapped up and shop local in the heart of Kaimuki! Healthy snacks will be provided. Instructor Wendy Ikeda is an Art Explorium staff member and local fiber artist. REGISTER NOW

 

 

 

Character Creation

Saturday, December 28th, 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 TRINIGRAFXREGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Felting Freestyle

Sunday, January 26th, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

$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

 

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).