Lantern making workshop inspired by popular art installation set to hit Mississauga


Published November 16, 2022 at 9:45 am

A free lantern-making workshop inspired by a popular art installation is set to hit Mississauga this weekend.

The workshop is inspired by The Guest’s Shadow, a series of light and sculpture installations which appear to be picnics left out in park spaces.

The food and drink items in the picnic installations are a collection of handmade paper lanterns, made by taking photos of the items, then printing, folding and taping the digital printouts of the images until they become three-dimensional.

According to the City of Mississauga’s website, The Guest’s Shadow “combines the intimate format of a picnic with the communal and exciting spirit of lantern festivals.”

The workshop will be hosted by Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky, the artists behind the project.

It will take place at the Great Hall, located at 300 City Centre Dr. on Nov. 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

At the workshop, participants will be able to make a bamboo and tissue cake slice lantern inspired by the installation, which will be coming soon to a holiday-themed event held at Celebration Square.

While all ages and skill levels are welcome, children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

All materials will be provided at the workshop.

To register, click here.

Photo: City of Mississauga

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