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Stop By for an Air Hug & Free Art Supplies!

Happy Holidays! Over the past 8 years our community has generously donated art supplies to Art Explorium. Because we are moving out of our current studio, we need to downsize and we would like to share these supplies with YOU! We will hold a special event later this month and give each family one FREE bag of quality art materials (don't worry, we won't give you toilet paper rolls or cereal boxes, we promise). Photos of contents of two sample bags are below (please note that no two bags are alike... these are just examples).

Event Details

Who: Our Art Explorium Friends (that means you!)

What: Art Supply Giveaway and Goodbye to our Art Explorium Studio

When: Sunday, December 20, stop by anytime between 1pm to 4pm

Where: Art Explorium, 1142 Koko Head Avenue

Parking: The standard lots and street parking. Bonus: metered street parking is FREE on Sundays!

Bags will include a surprise mix of colorful items such as fabric, paper, art project templates, cool creative reuse items, and more! We will also include an Art Explorium apron or t-shirt in as many bags as possible. No two bags will be alike. We ask that one person pick up per family, and take one bag per family, while supplies last. First come first served. No appointment necessary but please practice social distancing and wear a mask at all times. We will be outside on the sidewalk so please do not linger as we don't want to violate any rules or regulations. If you can't use all the items please share with someone who can.

See you soon!

Order Some Holiday Gifts!

We are selling some great items including Art Explorium and Keep it Kaimuki swag just in time for the holidays. Check out our Online Store!

Also, if you have a gift certificate with a remaining balance you could use it to purchase items in our online store.

Please note that we do not ship. You can pick up your items at our Kaimuki Studio (1142 Koko Head Avenue) on Sundays between 8-11am or Wednesdays from 3-6pm, or email to schedule a different time.

All sales final.

Art Projects for the Holidays

The Holidays are such a fun time to get creative! We will be sharing lots of project ideas on our Instagram and Facebook pages in the coming weeks so be sure to follow us on social media.

As you may know we have a bunch of FREE Earth-Friendly Art Lesson Plans that we share online with both teachers and parents. We took five of these lesson plans and came up with creative ways to make them festive for the holidays! For example, our Endangered Species Light Catchers project could be used as a gift tag, an ornament, or a holiday bookmark. You can find the lesson plans, our suggestions for making them more holiday-ish, and all of our other art lesson plans on our web site.

Learn to make a fortune teller game at home with our free art video tutorials!

Check Out Our Free Art Video Tutorials!

We have really enjoyed making simple art tutorial videos for you to try from home. We try to use supplies that are easily accessible but some projects do require a little adult help. Find all of these video tutorials on our Art Explorium website or you can also subscribe to our Art Explorium YouTube Channel. Some of our latest videos include Paper Fortune Tellers (above), Inverted Collages, Paper Leaf Decorations, Origami Bookmarks, and Woven CD Suncatchers! We would love to see photos of your keiki doing these projects so please send them to or tag us on Facebook or Instagram (@artexplorium).

Awesome Updates from Kokua Hawaii Foundation

Our friends at Kokua Hawaii Foundation have some great news and events coming up that we want to share with you.

Get Inspired at the Plastic Free Hawai'i Art Show

Come on down to the Kōkua General Store to check out Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation's Plastic Free Hawai'i Art Show! This show will be open to the public Saturday, December 12 and 19 from 11:00am-3:00pm. It will feature beautiful, thought provoking art utilizing collected marine debris. Each piece is unique and sheds a different light on the plastic pollution crisis. The gallery features art from Ethan Estess, Mark Cunningham, Jennifer Johnson and Stacey Garmshausen.

Make Your Own Yummy Holiday Gifts!

Join Kokua Hawaii Foundation at their virtual ʻĀINA Cooking for Change Workshop on Sunday, December 13 from 1-2pm! At this FREE class you will learn how to make sauerkraut and kimchi. If you sign up soon enough you might be able to get a cooking kit that includes free local ingredients (ingredient pickup is on Saturday or in Kaimuki or on the North Shore). Or you can buy your own ingredients using their ingredient list.

Lots More Holiday Resources

Kokua Hawaii Foundation has so many other great resources that help you Simplify the Holidays and find joy in sustainable living. From gardening kits to earth-friendly art projects to reusable merchandise to resources for teachers... they have you covered! To find out more about KHF's holiday events, please click here.

Exciting News!

Kokua Hawaii Foundation has also purchased 8 acres of land in Haleiwa and has some amazing plans ahead. Their vision is to establish agricultural, educational, and retail activities that benefit the community and promote local food, waste reduction, and environmental stewardship. The property will house a community center, learning farm, general store, vintage store and farm stand. We look forward to offering earth-friendly art classes at their community center in the future!

Mahalo nui loa for your friendship and support throughout 2020! It's not too late to make an end-of-year donation to support our continued efforts to provide earth-friendly art resources for keiki.

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About Art Explorium

Art Explorium provides a community art studio to nurture the creative potential in children.

Art Explorium is a non-profit organization in Kaimuki that provides art opportunities for youth. Stop by and try out our art stations (request a $5 per person coupon>>>).

Open Studio Hours
Monday and Thursday from 9-12 am
Monday through Friday from 2-5 pm
Saturday from 1-4 pm

Nurturing tomorrow's creative thinkers

Art Explorium provides a fun, safe place where children of all ages have the opportunity and the permission to create freely. We firmly believe that art experiences are an important part of every person's growth and development. So... WE provide the space and materials, YOU provide the ideas and make them happen!

Art Explorium strives to be an eco-friendly organization. Many of the art materials in our studio are items that would normally be thrown in the landfill (old pieces of fabric, used bottle caps, small boxes, magazines, ribbon, etc.). We collect these used materials from our friends and local businesses, and Art Explorium visitors give these items a new life as art.

We offer art classes, birthday parties, and field trips to our studio. We also offer Open Studio time - come on in with your family and dabble in one or all of our art stations which offer activities like painting, sculpting, drawing, making mosaics and more. See you there!

General Information
Come on by! During Open Studio time you are free to drop in, use our space and materials and explore the process of creating.

We also offer art classes, birthday parties and field trips to our studio!

Hours and price subject to change without notice.
Ample metered parking is available on the street or in the lot behind our building.

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