Workshops

Paper light sculpture featuring ferns embedded in the shade.

When I was a child, watching lanterns being displayed in our home signaled the arrival of an exciting celebration. In the Chinese culture, lanterns are used extensively to celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Harvest Moon Festival. Lanterns are brightly coloured, celebrating joy, luck, and happiness. In a much muted tone, lanterns also represent sorrow, peace, and hope; often in the colour white.

In my works, lanterns are used as a form of artistic expression in terms of functionality, design, and decoration. I work with natural materials such as reeds and branches to build the form. Next, I make my own paper, from plants, to complete the sculpture. Add an LED bulb and the work becomes functional art.



Lamp/Lantern Workshop

Fee: $150
Length of workshop:  2 days 
Date: Please contact me at joanne@sculptedlight.ca to book a workshop. 

In this intensive 2 day workshop, I will touch on each step I take in creating my pieces. We will be harvesting our own materials from the garden to create the structure. I will show you the techniques I use to cover your sculptures with paste and Japanese tissues. You will have enough experience that you can expand on each step to make each piece your own. 


Papermaking with Plants Workshop

Fee: $150
Length of workshop: 2 days (6 hours each day)
Date: In autumn. Please contact me at joanne@sculptedlight.ca to book a workshop.

Papermaking fibers are all around us! In this very busy 2 day workshop, we will harvest various plants from my garden and prepare them for papermaking. You will be shown steps in fiber preparation, cooking, beating, sheet forming, and drying. 



Lamp/Lantern Sculpture + Papermaking with Plants Workshop

Fee: $250
Length of workshop:  4 days
Date: In autumn. Please contact me at joanne@sculptedlight.ca to book a workshop.

This workshop is best if you like to create your sculpture from scratch. From start to finish, you will be shown how to create your sculpture from materials found within our gardens.

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