Residency in Schools K-12
Hosting a lantern-making residency in your school or community is a unique and exciting opportunity for all students, grades K-12. The residency period culminates in a celebratory, outdoor processional event after dark, that engages students, teachers, parents and community members. Students create age-appropriate lanterns using a variety of construction techniques and materials that include willow, tissue paper and led lights. Can be conducted as part of an arts-integrated unit.
Lantern workshops are a beautiful way to engage community members through art-making and celebration. Whether they are held to support an upcoming parade, tighten bonds within a specific club or group, offer an arts experience as part of a public consultation, or even rally people together for a march or local festival; workshops enable participants from all walks of life to participate in a creative, collaborative process that can create a powerful sense of pride and belonging.
Intensive workshops give artists, art teachers and other creative-makers an opportunity to experience working with larger-scale lantern structures to spearhead a parade. Lantern-labs offer the time, space and skills to create a larger-scale build if you are hosting an event within your school or community, and includes information on construction, lighting and carrying methods.
Advice, guidance and artistic direction are available for hosting your community lantern-parade or celebratory public event.
Need a special lantern or visual installation for a parade, party or private event? Lanterns and light sculptures can be made to commission.