Lantern workshops at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center


PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center is hosting adult and youth workshops throughout November, each in preparation for the December 10 Wintertide Festival of Lights event.

During the Festival of Lights, attendees are encouraged to bring their lanterns and luminaries to join the community lantern walk through Webster’s Woods. This event includes a fire show, interactive light art stations, music, vendors and a makers market.

On Wednesday, the Stained Glass Mosaic Lantern Workshop offered an introduction to working with glass, held at the arts center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

A more advanced workshop, the Origami Crane Luminary workshop led by returning artist and instructor Nichole Rose, is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. today and Sunday.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, the arts center is partnering with the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts in their Art at the Market program. All are invited to create a simple lantern design for free, and the first 50 participants receive a free ticket to the Wintertide Festival of Lights. No registration necessary.

Youngsters (ages 11-14) can attend a Sculptural Lantern Workshop from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesdays inside the center’s Esther Webster Gallery. And a Cocoon Lantern workshop for ages 7-12 is scheduled from 2:45-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Finally, the Cocoon Lantern Workshop is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. on November 30 at MOSS, 104 W. First St., Port Angeles.

A Wintertide Festival of Lights ticket is included in the workshop registration fee for all workshops.

Community members can learn more about the workshops and register online at pafac.org/wintertideworkshops.

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center will also host its annual Makers Market and Light Art Experience, both opening November 25. Shoppers will find a range of locally made gifts by 38 artists and artisans.

For more information about the Wintertide Festival of Lights and to purchase tickets, visit pafac.org/wintertidefestival.

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