Lantern-Making Workshops and Community Lantern Parade
As with previous years, InLight Richmond 2012 will kick off with a Community Lantern Parade on Friday, November 2, 2012. 1708 Gallery has organized a series of lantern-making workshops to provide an opportunity for Richmonders to participate in InLight. Most of the workshops are free and open to all ages and skill levels unless otherwise noted. See a list of the workshops below. In addition to the public workshops 1708 Gallery is pleased to present workshops for a variety of community organizations. Schools in the Richmond region are also invited to participate through their classes.
To participate in InLight Richmond's Community Lantern Parade bring a lantern you've made at home, in one of our public workshops or make one with us just before the parade kicks off InLight Richmond 2012. We will gather at 7 p.m. at the intersection of Brook and W. Marshall St. (look for all the lanterns) where you will receive an LED candle for your lantern. Click here to see the InLight 2012 map. The parade will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The Inlight Richmond 2012 community lantern workshops and parade are generously sponsored in part by MeadWestvaco Foundation and Main Art Supply.
|Interested in volunteering? We have lots of volunteer opportunities for InLight Richmond including lantern-making workshops. Email InLight Lantern Project Manager, Kerry Mills at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOPS
OCTOBER (ALL MONTH)
Lantern-Making at The Children's Museum
For the month of October, The Children's Museum of Richmond is offering lantern-making in the Art Studios at both the Short Pump and Downtown locations. Lantern-making is free with admission. Visit www.c-mor.org to plan your visit.
First Fridays Lantern-Making Workshop
6 to 9 pm, all ages, QUIRK Gallery parking lot, 311 W. Broad St.
Join 1708 Gallery on Broad Street in the QUIRK Galleryparking lot for artful lantern-making. FREE.
West Main Street Gallery Art Walk Lantern-Making
6:30 to 8:30 pm, all ages, First Friday Sampler, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 W. Main St.
1708 Gallery brings lantern-making to the West Main Street Art Walk. FREE.
Side by Side: ENGAGE at Visual Arts Center
10 am to 12 pm, Adults w/ kids 5–15, $10 per team, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 W. Main St.
The Visual Art Center's Side by Side is a fun studio art program for teams of one or two children and a grown-up. Doors open at 9:30 am. First come first served.
Lantern-Making at VMFA
1 to 4 pm, all ages, VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard
Join the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in a celebration of the art of glass. This VMFA day of discovery includes "stained glass" lantern-making with 1708 Gallery, tours, musical performances on glass instruments, ice sculptures, hot glassblowing demonstrations and more to celebrate the exhibit opening on October 20th of Dale Chihuly's work. FREE.
OCTOBER 13TH and 20TH (2 day workshop)
Clay Lanterns at Visual Arts Center
10 am to 12 pm each day, adults, $50 ($40 for VisArts members), Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 W. Main St.
Using the patterns and imagery of Morocco, create a clay hanging lantern to light your way or illuminate your table. Register at http://visarts.org/artclasses/clay-fall/inlight-richmond-clay-lanterns
House Lanterns, designed by Matt Lively
1 to 3 pm, all ages, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main St.
Create a paper lantern shaped like a dwelling. FREE.
Bring your Own Craft at QUIRK Gallery
2 to 4 pm, all ages, QUIRK Gallery, 311 W. Broad St.
Join 1708 Gallery at this BYOC creative event at QUIRK Gallery. 1708 Gallery will supply all the materials to make a variety of crafty lanterns. FREE.
Family Maharaja Lanterns at The Visual Arts Center
1 to 3 pm, all ages, The Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 W. Main St.
Lantern-making inspired by the lights and colors of India. Bring the kids and join artist Sarah Hand in making these artful lanterns. Families will work in groups to create the lanterns. FREE.
Lantern-Making at InLight Richmond 2012
6 to 7:15 pm (Parade starts at 7:30 pm), all ages, Adams St. and W. Marshall St.
Participate in the InLight Richmond Community Lantern Parade! Bring a lantern you've made or make one with us just before the parade kicks off the event. FREE.