Learn the basic skills and forms of lantern building, and all about the properties of willow and paper.
Produce a beautiful seed-pod inspired lantern which will incorporate battery powered LED lighting, suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
It will be a busy day building a striking and sculptural lantern. You will take home a completed lantern form ready to surface decorate with your unique personal design in your own time at home. The coloured translucent paper to achieve this is supplied.
It is a full-on busy day requiring some working in pairs and a lot of time standing. The workshop is planned to finish slightly later than usual to ensure you have time for completion. People work at their own pace though so a little overrun may occur…
Please note there is a £10 material charge payable on the day.
Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything.
What to expect
Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.
Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.
Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.
We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!
What you’ll need to bring with you
Energy and enthusiasm!
A pair of sharp secateurs/snips, pliers.
Apron, overall or clothes you don’t mind getting non-washable pva glue on.
Polythene protection for car seats. There is a possibility that lanterns may not be completely dry by the end of the day. A couple of opened up black bin liners should do the trick.