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

 

 

Kids’ Night Out: Fort Building Friday

Friday, February 15, 5:30p – 8p

$30 per child (Ages 5 and up); additional siblings are $20 each

This event is FULL. To be added to the waitlist for Kids Night Out please call us at 808-312-4316. Mahalo!

Go celebrate Valentine’s Day with a night out while your keiki build a fort on an epic scale! We’ll get our STEM on while having an old school good time. Our trash to treasure station will also be available to accessorize our creations. Pizza is on the menu for dinner (we provide), and kids are encouraged to bring a re-useable water bottle. Spaces are limited. Ages 5 & up. Pre-registration is required.
This event is FULL. To be added to the waitlist for Kids Night Out please call us at 808-312-4316. Mahalo!

 

 

 

Make Your Own Comic Book or Zine (Zeen!)

Saturday, February 16, 2:30p – 4p

$15 per child (Ages 5 and up)

What’s a Zine (pronounced ZEEN)? It’s a handmade magazine about something or someone you love! It can be a story, a collection of drawings, or both. Learn make your own DIY zine with minimum supplies. Instructor Nobu Yasuda is a cartoon artist, maker of plush toys, and co-founder of Honolulu based art collective TRINIGRAFX. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Ceramic Dessert Sculptures

Sunday, February 17, 2:30p – 4p

$25 per child (Ages 5 and up)

Join us to learn the fundamentals of ceramics and create your own dessert sculpture. After sculpting our pieces, we’ll decorate them with colorful glazes. When finished, pieces will be collected, fired, and returned to Art Explorium to picked up on a later date. Finished projects will be collected, fired, and returned to the Art Explorium for pick up in about 2 weeks. Instructor Garid Chapman is a ceramics artist who specializes in making creatures inspired by biology and animation. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Indigo Dyeing

Saturday, February 23, 2:30p – 4p

$20 per child (Ages 6 and up, ages 5 welcome with a parent!)

We’ll explore the basics of indigo dyeing: Learning about where indigo dyeing comes from 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 up-cycle an old t-shirt or pillow case you have lying around the house! Instructor Wendy Ikeda is an Art Explorium staff member and local fiber artist. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Fairy Flower Crowns

Sunday, February 24, 2:30p – 4p

$15 per child (Ages 5 and up)

Join us for a fairy funday and make your own fairy flower crown. We will be using paper florals, ribbons, fuzzy wires, and a little pixie dust to create our magical woodland tiara. Fairies fairies everywhere! Instructor April Sham works with the Honolulu Museum of Art School and is a member of the Honolulu Printmakers. REGISTER HERE

 

 

Drawing and Painting Mandalas

Saturday, March 2, 2:30-4:00 pm

$15 per student (Ages 5 and up)

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Experience the art of drawing and painting mandalas through vibrant colors and shapes. We’ll start class with a short sequence of sun salutations, Surya Namaskar, to give thanks and connect us to the sun – a symbol similar to the Mandala. We will learn about mandalas all over the world and work with various drawing and painting techniques to create symmetrical works of art.  Artist instructor, Paula Celzo, is a yoga instructor and world traveler who enjoys teaching children about art from all over the globe. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

2-D Ceramic Kitty Faces

Sunday, March 3, 2:30p – 4p

$25 per child (Ages 5 and up)

In this workshop students will learn the basics of character design to sculpt 2D ceramic kitty faces. After sculpting their pieces they will decorate them using colorful glazes. Projects will be fired, have hangers attached to the back, and returned to the Art Explorium for pick up in about 2 weeks. Instructor Garid Chapman is a ceramics artist who specializes in making creatures inspired by biology and animation. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Create Your Own Comic Strip

Saturday, March 9, 2:30-4:00 pm

$15 per child (Ages 5 and up)

Learn the flow and structure of telling jokes through comic strips. We’ll create characters, settings and punchlines, then incorporate them into our own mini stories. Instructor Nobu Yasuda is a cartoon artist, maker of plush toys, and co-founder of Honolulu based art collective TRINIGRAFX. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Ceramic Reptile Sculptures

Sunday, March 10, 2:30p – 4p

$25 per child (Ages 5 and up)

In this workshop students will learn how to sculpt a variety reptiles including turtles, lizards, and snakes using clay. After sculpting their pieces students will decorate their work with colorful glazes. Projects will be fired and returned to the Art Explorium for pick up in about 2 weeks. Instructor Garid Chapman is a ceramics artist who specializes in making creatures inspired by biology and animation. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Mini Ceramic Dish Sets

Sunday, March 17, 2:30p – 4p

$25 per child (Ages 5 and up)

In this workshop students will learn the fundamentals of hand-buiding to create a miniature ceramic dish set. The set will include a fork, knife, spoon, plate, mug, and tray. After sculpting their pieces students will decorate their work with colorful glazes. Projects will be fired and returned to the Art Explorium for pick up in about 2 weeks. Instructor Garid Chapman is a ceramics artist who specializes in making creatures inspired by biology and animation. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Tall Landscape Paintings

Wednesday, March 20, 9:30am – 11am

$15 per child (Ages 5 and up)

Join us for a bright and playful Wednesday morning as we explore the whimsical style of painting a tall landscape. We will be using black oil pastel and learning how to mix vibrant watercolor to create this one of kind folk art piece. Instructor April Sham works with the Honolulu Museum of Art School and is a member of the Honolulu Printmakers. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Paper Landscape Sculptures – Gone Wild! : Inspired by Honolulu Biennial Artist Leland Miyano

Sunday, March 31, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Location: Foster Botanical Garden

$10 per child (Age 5 and up)

Pre-registration required

***This workshop is offered at a low cost thanks to support from Honolulu Biennial 2019

Come join us for a wacky Sunday afternoon at the Foster Botanical Garden. We’ll first create some textural botanical rubbings using oil pastels. Then we will fold, twist, curl, roll, weave, crinkle, cut, and glue to transfer our wildest imagination into a 3-d paper landscape. This workshop is inspired by Biennial artist, Leland Miyano. Instructor April Sham works with the Honolulu Museum of Art School and is a member of the Honolulu Printmakers. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Mini Felted Geodes: Inspired by Honolulu Biennial Artist Chenta Laury

Sunday, April 7, 2:30p – 4p

$10 per child (Age 7 and up; ages 5 and 6 OK with participating adult)

Pre-registration required

***This workshop is offered at a low cost thanks to support from Honolulu Biennial 2019

(Above) Art work by Chenta Laury from her show Beneath the Surface

In partnership with the Honolulu Biennial, we will wet felt mini geodes inspired by the work of Biennial artist, Chenta Laury, originally from O’ahu, she is now a Maui-based artist and educator. This workshop will be led by instructor Wendy Ikeda, an Art Explorium staff member and local fiber artist. REGISTER HERE

 

 

Ceramic Monsters: Inspired by Honolulu Biennial Artist Solomon Enos

Saturday, April 13, 1:30p – 3p

Location: The Hub at Ward Village

$15 per child (Age 5 and up)

Pre-registration required

***This workshop is offered at a low cost thanks to support from Honolulu Biennial 2019

Art work by Art Explorium teacher, Garid Chapman

In this workshop students will learn the fundamentals of ceramics to create their own ceramic monster sculptures inspired by the techniques of artist Solomon Enos, a Honolulu Biennial 2019 artist. After using a variety of tools to sculpt their pieces, the students will decorate their work with colorful underglazes. Their pieces will then be fired and ready for pick up in approximately 2 weeks at Art Explorium. Instructor Garid Chapman is a ceramics artist who specializes in making creatures inspired by biology and animation. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Ceramic Easter Eggs

Sunday, April 14, 2:30p – 4p

$25 per child (Age 5 and up)

In this workshop students will use hand-building techniques to sculpt ceramic Easter eggs. After shaping their eggs, each student will decorate their pieces using colorful glazes. Instructor Garid Chapman is a ceramics artist who specializes in making creatures inspired by biology and animation. REGISTER HERE

 

 

Sewing Circle: Inspired by Honolulu Biennial Artist Marie Watt

Saturday, April 27, 2:30pm – 4pm

$10 per child (Age 8 and up, age 7 OK with participating parent)

Pre-registration required

***This workshop is offered at a low cost thanks to support from Honolulu Biennial 2019

(Above) Art work by Mari Watt, Companion Species: Ferocious Mother and Canis Familiaris

In partnership with the Honolulu Biennial 2019, we will get together and host a sewing/needle-felting circle inspired by Biennial artist, Marie Watt. Each participant will choose a word that holds meaning for them and use both simple sewing and needle felting techniques to bring that word into being. From Marie: “…I am struck by the quality of conversation and storytelling that occurs when eyes are diverted and hands are busy at work. I am interested in how each person’s stitch is unique and signature-like. Threads come together to form a web, also a metaphor for community. I like to compare the Sewing Circle to a barn raising. In an age where so much of our lives are mediated by technology, there is something to be said for gathering in such an ordinary and neighborly way.” 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).