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Lunar New year Printed Paper Lanterns

February 10 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

Date: Saturday, February 10th
 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Total Sessions:
 Kelly Autumn
Location: Room 208, Printmaking Studio
Adults, 16+
Skill Level:
Sliding Scale:
 $35 / $55 / $75
Materials Fee: $25

About the class

In many Asian cultures, the holiday brings families and friends together to celebrate the new year. Lanterns symbolize good luck, health and prosperity and their light is a way to set an intention, make a wish and spread good fortune. 

Join us in the print studio to welcome in Lunar New Year as we celebrate the Year of the Dragon with a special box lantern workshop facilitated by Chinese American artist, Kelly Autumn. In this workshop, participants will design and build a unique handmade lantern using a variety of translucent paper materials, chipboard, fiber and small LED lights. Guests will be encouraged to experiment, craft and create their own printed imagery on panels using a variety of stencils and block printing tools. Each participant will make one lantern to take home, light and enjoy in celebration! 

All materials will be provided. No prior printmaking experience is necessary.

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

About the instructor

Kelly Autumn

Instructor / Printmaker

Kelly Autumn is a Northern California multidisciplinary artist. Kelly received her BA from San Francisco State University and her AA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Printmaking from Diablo Valley College. Since 2020, Kelly has been an Artist in Residence with the Sonoma Community Center and currently works as an instructor and creative coordinator within the Youth Arts and Print studio programs at the Center. Kelly is an exhibiting artist throughout the Bay Area and serves on the Board of Directors of the California Society of Printmakers. She enjoys sharing her love of print with folks of all ages.

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