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. For additional questions about workshops contact ana@artexplorium.org or call 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

 

 

 

 

Asian Scroll Paintings

Saturday, July  21st, 2:30-4:00 pm

$20 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. 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.
*Sorry, this workshop is full and the wait list is closed. Please check out one of our other fun classes 🙂

 

 

 

Hawaiian Landscape Paintings

Sunday, July 22, 2:30-4:00 pm (Full)

& Sunday, July 22, 4:15-5:45 pm (Just added!)

$15 per student (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.
***Sorry, our 2:30 pm class is full. But we’ve added a second class at 4:15 pm in order to accommodate more students. REGISTER HERE for the later class or contact us with questions at (808) 312-4316 or ana@artexplorium.org.

 

 

 

Decorative Ceramic Masks

Wednesday, July 25th, 9:30-11:00 am

$25 per child (Ages 6 and up)

Join us to sculpt a ceramic mask that can be hung in your bedroom or elsewhere in your home. We’ll learn the fundamentals of ceramics to create our pieces, then decorate them with colorful glazes. Pieces will be collected for firing and have a metal hanger attached, then be returned to Art Explorium for pick-up at a later date (usually in 1-2 weeks). Instructor Garid Chapman is a ceramics artist who specializes in making creatures inspired by biology and animation.
*Sorry, this workshop is full. Please contact us if you’d like to be added to the wait list at (808) 312-4316 or ana@artexplorium.org.

 

 

 

Needle Felted Emojis

Saturday, July 28th, 2:30 – 4:00 pm

$20 per child (Ages 7 and up; Age 7 must be accompanied by an adult)

* Adults who register a child are also welcome to enroll to make their own emoji piece. Some limitations apply. For questions, please contact us at (808) 312-4316 or ana@artexplorium.org.

Express yourself through felting! We’ll learn the techniques necessary to bring our own fuzzy emoji friends to life using needles and dyed wool. Felting needles are sharp, so parents are encouraged to stay and help. Adults with a participating child are also welcome to register to make an emoji of their own. Instructor Wendy Ikeda is a local fiber artist and Art Explorium staff member. REGISTER HERE

 

 

Clay Creatures

Sunday, July 29th, 2:30 – 4:00 pm

$20 per child (Ages 5 and up)

Have fun bringing to life creatures from your imagination! We’ll use air dry clay to make “things that go bump in the night” and other fun creatures. We’ll also have the opportunity to use wire and beads to add a bit of extra fun to our sculptures. Instructor Carole Iacovelli works on her own ceramic art and is an art teacher at several private schools. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Intro to Cartooning

Wednesday, August 1st, 9:30 am-11:00 am

$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

 

 

 

Mini Ceramic Landscapes

Saturday, August 4th, 2:30 – 4:00 pm

$25 per child (Ages 5 and up)

Join us to sculpt a ceramic mask that can be hung in your bedroom or elsewhere in your home. We’ll learn the fundamentals of ceramics to create our pieces, then decorate them with colorful glazes. Pieces will be collected for firing and have a metal hanger attached, then be returned to Art Explorium for pick-up at a later date (usually in 1-2 weeks). Instructor Garid Chapman is a ceramics artist who specializes in making creatures inspired by biology and animation. REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Shippo: Japanese Enameling

Saturday, August 18, 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

$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

 

 

 

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, ana@artexplorium.org).