Aqualumina Workshop: Fish Tank Skirts

Aqualumina Workshop: Fish Tank Skirts

Mar 23, 2024
1pm — 4pm

Join us in the Aqualumina Workshop for a special art-making experience with Carla Mota.

Carla will lead workshop participants in creating fish tank skirts 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. The skirts are inspired by Undercover’s terrarium dress with tulle, aquatic embellishments, and fairy lights stitched or pinned to a petticoat so it appears to glow from within.

This workshop is limited to 10 people. A $25 registration fee covers materials. Basic hand-sewing skills are a plus, but not necessary.

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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