Wooden It Be Nice

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January 18, 2015 11:00am-05:00pm
Honolulu Museum of Art

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday event information

Explore the exhibition Conversations with Wood: A Gift of Contemporary Wood Works from the Collection of Ruth and David Waterbury, then create a wood sailboat with a paper sail, and decorate a wood medallion to commemorate your voyages.


Make a sailboat: Create a stylish sailboat out of wood and paper—get crazy with the trim!

Make a wood medallion: Turn a wood disc fashioned from driftwood collected at Magic Island into a handsome medallion using a glue-resist technique with stain. Kids use Elmer's glue to draw a design or use pre-cut stencils on the wood. When the glue is dry they apply a coat of stain then peel off the glue. They string it on a cord and wear it around their neck! 

Draw an “exquisite corpse”: Take part in a three-person activity to each draw a head, body, and legs and feet of what is called an “exquisite corpse.” Your creation may be selected to hang in the exhibition Exquisite Corpse!


Friendly Fyre 
Enjoy this rock band’s mix of West Coast ’70s pop, jazz and classic island grooves.

Darin Miyashiro and the Hawaii Koto Academy
Hear contemporary and classic compositions from this koto ensemble.


Take a shuttle bus to the museum’s free Family Day at Spalding House in Makiki Heights! 


Sita Sings the Blues
11:10am + 1pm
The Hindu epic Ramayana and jazz meet in this animated film.
$3 adults, $1 children


For kids (ages 1-17): 

The museum gives contestants a theme and drawing supplies. 
The winner receives a Supporting Membership to the Honolulu Museum of Art ($100 value), and his or her artwork is used to create the following month’s event brochure and is posted on the museum's website.

Congratulations to this month's winner!

Waka Marubayashi, Honolulu, Hawai‘i