Aqualumina Workshop: Cardboard Boats

Aqualumina Workshop: Cardboard Boats

Mar 9, 2024
1pm — 4pm

Join us in the Aqualumina Workshop for a special art-making experience with ArtYard staff.

ArtYard staff will lead workshop participants in creating illuminated cardboard boats in preparation for the Aqualumina Festival on May 18, a riverside lantern festival involving music, dance, and inspiring lighting along the river’s edge celebrating water as a vulnerable resource, necessity, bellwether, and mirror of the sky.

Participants will use recycled cardboard, fairy lights, and other recycled materials to create wearable cardboard boats.

The workshops, which take place on Saturday, March 9 & 16, between 1 and 4 PM are open to 15-20 participants. The cost is $5 and participants are invited to bring sheets of large, thick cardboard and other materials. Extra materials will be on hand. Registration will open soon.

The Aqualumina Workshop is a makerspace dedicated to the creation of costumes and props for the Aqualumina Festival on May 18. A revolving cast of creatives will host in constructing parasol jellyfish lanterns, glow-in-the-dark fish puppets, illuminated cardboard boats, coral reef hats, paper mache lanterns, and a roving river surrey to accompany the festivities in May. These constructions will accrete in the gallery like barnacles until May 18 when they will slide off together with the folks who made them to the festivities. The maker’s space will also feature a photo booth where participants may capture themselves in their aquatic finery.

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