2016 Parade Photos!

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It’s Parade Day!

We have been working well into the night putting the finishing touches on our lanterns… and we are finally there!

There may be a chance of snow showers, so wrap up warm, grab your lanterns and we’ll see you on the streets!

Images from the community workshop….

Last weekend, over 50 community members from all over central Vermont attended our two community lantern-making workshops at Thatcher Brook Primary School in Waterbury. It was a beautiful, fun and convivial atmosphere – here are a few photos from the day…

Lantern Fever takes over Thatcher Brook Primary School

For the past few weeks, TBPS students from Pre-K to 4th grade have been working with excitement to complete their lanterns for this year’s River of Light in Waterbury. Pre-K to 2nd grade students have been working with MK Monley, art teacher at Thatcher Brook. 3rd and 4th graders worked with Gowri Savoor to make individual flower-pot lanterns which will be overflowing with wild vegetation and fantastical flora, come parade day.

Only 2 weeks left to register for this year’s Large-Scale Lantern-Making Workshop

This year’s intensive large-scale lantern-making workshop takes place in just 2 weeks time! This is an amazing opportunity to build your own lantern to spearhead this year’s River of Light in Waterbury lantern parade.
Instruction by experienced lantern-builders, Gowri Savoor and Angelo Arnold takes place over 2 days, and covers structure, cladding, materials, construction and carrying methods.  Suggested donation is $25 per person to cover materials–tuition over 2 days is completely free of charge.
Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity – suitable for artists, educators and enthusiastic makers. Workshop is not suitable for children.

Date: Saturday November 5th and Sunday November 6th 2016
Place: Thatcher Brook Primary School, Waterbury VT
Time: 10am-4pm on each day, which will include an hour break for lunch.

Contact Gowri Savoor on info@gowrisavoor.com or call 802 778 0334 to register!

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2016 Workshop Program

Please find below our community workshop program for 2016!

1. Community Lantern Workshop: Waterbury

Date:
Saturday November 12th 2016
Place:
Thatcher Brook Primary School, Waterbury VT
Time:

Session 1: 10am – 12pm

Session 2: 1pm – 3pm

– Workshops are free to attend
– All tools and materials will be provided
– Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult
– There will be a limit of 25 participants for each session
– Donations will be welcome
– Contact Gowri Savoor on info@gowrisavoor.com or call 802 778 0334
Please indicate your required time slot, number of participants, email address and phone number

2. Artists’ Lantern Making Workshop – November 5th and 6th 2016
This 2-day intensive workshop will give artists, art teachers and other creative types an opportunity to experience working with larger-scale lantern structures to spearhead a lantern parade.
It is a wonderful opportunity to create a larger-scale build if you are hosting a lantern parade within your school or community. Previous experience of making is advised. This workshop is for adults only. Hosted by Gowri Savoor and Angelo Arnold.

Date: Saturday November 5th and Sunday November 6th 2016
Place: Thatcher Brook Primary School, Waterbury VT
Time: 10am-4pm on each day, which will include an hour break for lunch.

– Participants must attend both days
– Battery operated LED lights will be available for purchase at cost price
– Limit of 20 participants
– This workshop is not suitable for children
– Suggested min. donation $25 per person, to cover material use
Contact Gowri Savoor on info@gowrisavoor.com or call 802 778 0334 for further information and to book a place.

Russ, Beth and Melanie work on their dragonfly during the 2015 artist-lantern workshop

Russ, Beth and Melanie work on their dragonfly during the 2015 artist-lantern workshop

 

River of Light in Waterbury 2016!

Hello and welcome to this year’s River of Light in Waterbury lantern parade! We are delighted to announce that this year’s parade will be taking place on Saturday December 3rd 2016! Workshop info. coming soon! In the meantime, please enjoy our poster – this year’s theme is ‘Everything Botanical: Wild Vegetation and Fantastical Flora!” We look forward to seeing your beautiful creations!
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Thanks for an amazing night!

A huge thanks! to each and every one of you that made the effort bring your joy to Saturday’s River of Light Lantern Parade. We had a record turn-out of lantern-bearers, spectators and magic makers; people arrived from across Vermont and New England, and it was a real pleasure to see so many fabulous bugs glowing in the December darkness. We are eagerly awaiting photos from our talented parade photographer, Gordon Miller, but in the meantime, here’s a shot of our artists’ lanterns from this year’s workshop. More to follow!

Artists' Lanterns 2015

Artists’ Lanterns 2015

With just one day to go…

..our volunteers are working furiously to help prepare student lanterns in time for tomorrow’s parade.
If you are interesting in volunteering before or during the parade, we would really appreciate it! Jobs may include stewarding (wearing an orange vest & collecting poles at Dac Rowe etc.) or assisting artists in carrying their lanterns. Please come to the gym at Thatcher Brook Primary School, Stowe Street VT, at 3pm for the stewards’ meeting. Many thanks!

Volunteers prepare student lanterns

Volunteers prepare student lanterns

MK puts the finishing touches on some 4th grade large-scale lanterns

MK puts the finishing touches on some 4th grade large-scale lanterns