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Autumn Lanterns

Autumn Lanterns

Why mid-autumn festival lanterns?

During the mid-autumn festival, a traditional East Asian festival, people worship the moon, give thanks to the divinity, celebrate a bountiful harvest, and reunite with family. In ancient times, lanterns  were used as lighting tools, i.e., a traditional lamp; nowadays, lanterns have become handicrafts and ornamentals.

In this workshop participants will make a traditional lantern by binding a bamboo frame with paper and stretching fabric over it to decorate. All supplies and materials will be provided. Cosponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation.

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About the artist 

The class will be led by an artist whose work focuses on classical Chinese and Japanese art styles. He received his Bachelors in Art and Visual Technology from George Mason University. 


This program is appropriate for ages 18+.  Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below). 

Related LibGuide: Adults and 50-Plus by Fairfax County Public Library (Admin)

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Oakton Meeting Room 1, Oakton Meeting Room 2
Library Branch:
Oakton Library
Make/Create > Arts & Crafts
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