Lantern Workshops

Lantern workshops are held in the lead up to the main Carnival event. This is a great way for the public to get involved in helping make the event happen. They are held on the three weekends leading up to the Carnival date. 

 

 

Workshop Details

Almost anyone over the age of seven can make a lantern and it is a great family activity. All materials are provided and trained instructors are on hand. It takes roughly two hours to make a lantern and everyone who makes a lantern becomes part of the procession on Carnival night.

All children under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by an adult. Please be aware that young children need a lot of parental help.

Each lantern made at the workshops costs $7 to cover materials used. This is paid on the day (cash only). 

 Workshops are run in part by our artist Filipa Crofskey filipafairy.wordpress.com

What if I miss out on booking or want to help out at the workshops?

There are a limited number of places at the workshops. If you miss out on booking a spot you can still become involved in the workshops and  the main event as a volunteer.

 

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN - CLICK LINK BELOW TO BOOK

http://midwintercarnival.co.nz/register/

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Workshop Types

There are six days of workshops. The theme of the Carnival changes each year and so do the designs of the lanterns. This year's lantern designs are based on the theme "Nocturnal Nature".

Booking Essential and can be made by following the link at the bottom of this page.

 

WORKSHOP 1 - Ruru (NZ Native Owl)

Date: 3 & 4 June 
Venue: Otago Museum 
Time: 10am - 4pm. Sessions start every half hour (last session is at 2pm ending at 4pm)

Difficulty rating: Easy 

 

WORKSHOP 2 - Flax

Date: 10 & 11 June 
Venue: Community Gallery
Time: 10am - 4pm. Sessions start every half hour (last session is at 2pm ending at 4pm)

 Difficulty rating: Moderate

 

WORKSHOP 3 - Koru

Date: 17 & 18 June
Venue:  Ocean Beach Scout Hall
Time: 10am - 4pm. Sessions start every half hour (last session is at 2pm ending at 4pm)

 Difficulty rating:  Moderate