Art-Community-Light. Some images from the 2016 Artists’ Lantern-Making Workshop

A few days ago, over 20 artists, educators and creative-makers spent two days with artists Angelo Arnold and Gowri Savoor, to create large-scale lanterns to spearhead this year’s River of Light in Waterbury. Some incredible structures came out of the weekend including: a bird of paradise, a giant acorn, several toadstools that will form a fairy ring, a saguaro cactus and a coffee plant. Look out for them at the parade on Dec 3rd!

 

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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

 

Artists’ Lantern Workshop 2015

With close to 30 artists at last weekend’s workshop, from all over the state of Vermont and as far away as Boston and Colorado, we had a lot of fun with the theme of BUGS! Over the course of two very intensive days, we made over 12 large-scale lanterns including a Praying Mantis, a Rhinoceros Beetle, dragonflies, butterflies and Venus Flytrap.  Here are a few images from the weekend…