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Let’s make magic together!


Photo: Janet Dwillies

It’s that time of the summer! Drop by the studio to help create this year’s lantern installation. Be part of dreaming up our theme, designing and/or building the lanterns, or simply come and help out. We can always use an extra pair of hands!

Here are the upcoming workshop dates and times. All are drop-in, so come for an hour or join in multiple days. Feel free to bring friends and family members (note: children need to bring an adult along to help with the tricky bits).

All workshops are at the Artist-in-Residence studio at 23740 Fern Crescent (map). If the weather is clear, we’ll work outside on the lawn; if raining, we’ll move inside.


  • Tues Aug 29: 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Wed Aug 30: 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Thurs Aug 31: 1 pm – 4 pm


  • Fri Sept 1: 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Wed Sept 6: 6 pm – 8 pm
  • Fri Sept 8: 3 pm – 5 pm
  • Fri Sept 15: 3 pm – 5 pm
  • Sun Sept 17: 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Tues Sept 19: 4 pm – 6 pm
  • Wed Sept 20: 4 pm – 6 pm

This year, we’ll install the lanterns for public viewing on two Fridays, September 22 and 29 from 6 – 9 pm. If raining, we’ll shift to Saturday, Sept 30.

If you have any questions, please send me a note or call (604) 928-4284. Look forward to seeing you soon!




The art of lantern-making

Making your own lanterns is a simple way to create functional art pieces that literally light up your life.


The materials for making lanterns are basic (thin strips of wood, wire, tissue paper and glue), but the possible forms you can make are endless.


Join me for a week of exploring the art of lantern-making at the Fern Crescent Artist-in-Residence studio in Maple Ridge. We’ll start with simple sphere and box lanterns and then move on to more complex shapes. You’ll be invited to incorporate personal photos and writing into your lanterns to create more meaningful pieces that you can use in your home or give as gifts. The finished lanterns can be lit with tea light candles or LED lights.

The workshop runs Monday to Friday, July 27 – 31, from 10 am – 3 pm out of the Artist in Residence studio at 23740 Fern Crescent. Ages 12 and up welcome! (Those younger than 12 may participate with a registered adult who will work with them 1 on 1, but please send me a note to confirm.) The workshop fee is $135 and includes all materials.

To register for the The Art of Lantern-Making visit the Parks and Leisure registration site and search for code: 203106 (July 27-31). You can also register by phone at 604-465-2470.