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LED Lantern Workshop

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February 29 @ 10:00 am - March 7 @ 4:00 pm

* Deerlake Gallery Hours: Closed Sunday/Monday and all holidays

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Art and technology meet at this upcoming lantern making workshop led by Andrew Tuline, technologist extraordinaire!

Attendees of this workshop will get hands on in creating a unique animated display that will be exhibited at the upcoming Luminescence V in March.

What to expect:

To start, each attendee will be provided with a length addressable LED’s, a USB power adapter with micro USB cord  and an Arduino microcontroller that’s been programmed with a colourful display routine.

Attendees will then make their own lanterns using materials such as grape vines, bamboo and round reed.  Combined with layers of tissue acting as a diffuser, these lanterns provide a unique viewing experience.

The workshop facilitator will bring several animated lantern examples as inspiration for your creative designs.



Date: Saturday, February 29 & Saturday, March 7

Time: 10 – 4 pm (Duration: 6 hours per day)

Where: Deer Lake Art Gallery

Cost: $75 per person

Spots open: 15


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About the instructor

Andrew Tuline has spent the last 5 years learning how to program Arduino microcontrollers using the FastLED display library in order to create customized animated lanterns for display at lantern festivals in the lower mainland. For more information about our facilitator, read this article in a local newspaper and view some videos of his work:

Cloverdale reporter

On YouTube