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Hand-made Paper Lantern Workshop at Mirabo Press

Last September I got a chance to tour a new printmaking studio in North Buffalo that was unlike anything else I had ever come across (learn more). At the time, the three owners of Mirabo Press discussed their visions for the future, some of which were still unfolding. While this complex would not necessarily be open to the public on a regular basis, it would serve as a venue for some unique workshops. One of those workshops – Hand-made Paper Lantern – is being held a few days from now, on Saturday, February 16.

Lighting can be tricky. As much as there are millions of different lamps to choose from, it can be tough finding something that speaks to you. There’s a lot of really bad cookie cutter stuff out there, that is mass produced, and has no character.

For the first time that I’m aware, there’s an opportunity to design patterns, and fabricate your own lantern, thanks to the guidance from instructor Mizin Shin.

“Participants in this workshop will design and draw their own patterns, use the paper-cutting machine to cut out the lantern shape, and then fold their designs into contemporary paper lanterns.” – Mirabo Press

Tools & Materials included:

  • Paper
  • LED light bulb
  • Lamp base
  • Paper Cutting Machine

Anyone looking to participate in this artisan workshop must register in advance, by visiting this page.

Hand-made Paper Lantern Workshop at Mirabo Press

Saturday, February 16, 2019

12 – 4pm

Mirabo Press | 11 Botsford Place | Buffalo, NY 14216

Cost: $120, including material fee

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Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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