Meet the teachers: Anthony Lee & Helena Noordhoff

Between ceramics, fiber arts, metalsmithing, drawing and painting, studio art, printmaking, and general art exploration, there are opportunities for every artist to create at HoMA. While classes continue at the museum’s Beretania campus for both youth and adults, the reimagined Art School prepares to reopen September 1. 

Click here to register for upcoming art classes and keep reading for an introduction to two of our full-time teachers instructing courses this fall:


You may recognize Anthony Lee, a beloved art teacher at the Honolulu Museum of Art School since 1998. Since deciding to call Hawai’i his home, Lee has received the National Society of Arts and Letters Honolulu Chapter Teacher Recognition Award and has taught Foundation Art at the Punahou Summer School program. An accomplished artist and designer with a degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, Lee has travelled globally and used his artistic eye in menswear as the Associate Art Director for the Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation.

This fall, you can learn from Lee in watercolor, charcoal drawing, figure drawing, and mixed media, offered at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. Registration is now open for classes beginning September 1.

Above (left to right): Anthony Lee; Deposed, 2011

Helena Noordhoff is an actively practicing print media artist raised in Honolulu. She’s earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking and a Master of Fine Arts in print media at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and exhibited work in MERGE: 2018. Through her art, Noordhoff seeks to foster inclusion, emphasize engagement, and create meaningful experiences for the viewer. Collectively, her portfolio prompts viewers to identify, perceive, and contemplate our awareness of and reactions to mental health.

Helena Noordhoff will be teaching an array of printmaking courses including introduction to screenprinting, intaglio, relief printing, and more this fall at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. Registration is now open for classes beginning September 1.

Above (left to right): Helena Noordhoff; Innewerden Inkblots, 2022, MFA thesis exhibition, Realphantaise, frosted mylar (duralar), acrylic-based inks, interference pigment, transparent base ink, cast weights made of bronze and copper, Commons Gallery at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa; Lovely you, 2021, lithograph, “Honolulu Printmakers 2021 Annual Exhibition” Honolulu Printmakers studio at 1142 Bethel Street