Create beautiful lanterns under the guidance of experienced community artists. No need to sign-up beforehand – just show up at the door and you’re welcome to participate! For all workshops, please ensure that young children are accompanied by a grown-up helper. See our calendar for lantern workshop dates or request your own. Lanterns may also be for sale at the festival.
The Heraldic Bird Puppets Community Art Build are tall, flying birds; like flags or kites, but with beautifully crafted heads.
When: Sept. 8, 15 at Slocan Park Fieldhouse (2750 E 29th Ave)
Price: By donation
Salmon Lanterns require a little more work and materials to build. We don’t always offer these workshops but we can offer a custom workshop if you’d like us to visit your group!
When: Sept. 10, 11 at Collingwood Neighbourhood House Annex (3690 Vanness Ave).
Bird Lanterns need a little more patience to make the bird frame. They can’t always be created in one evening but we’ll be there to help you master the technique.
When: Sept. 12, 13 at Collingwood Neighbourhood House Annex (3690 Vanness Ave).
Globe Lanterns can be formed in an evening and left to dry overnight. Just pick it up the next day after a few quick touch ups!
When: Sept. 17, 18 at Slocan Park Fieldhouse (2750 E 29th Ave)
Glass Jar Lanterns require only a jar and some wire, meaning you can learn with us and continue creating at home!
When: Sept. 19, 20 at Slocan Park Fieldhouse (2750 E. 29th Ave).