Friday, 17 December 2021 - 5:30pm to Saturday, 29 January 2022 - 4:00pm

‘Sea the Light’ is a series of unique lantern making workshops in Shellharbour. 

The Lantern Parade 

The Lantern Parade will be held on Saturday 26 February and will be an integral part of The Waterfront Food & Wine Festival, drawing those present down to the waterfront and harbour foreshore to experience the festival finale and fireworks display.  

But first things first...

In preparation of our community-led lantern parade, we are inviting you to be part of a series of lantern making workshops.  

The Lantern-Making Sessions 

We are offering a range of workshops, for the whole family to be part of. We’d love you to book into as many as you like, though your commitment to your booking is very much appreciated. Here is what we have on offer, all workshops are free to attend.  

  • Community Workshop - Theme and Design - SOLD OUT
    Dates: 17 December | 5.30-7.30  and/or 18 December, 10.30-12.30pm
    Location: the Imaginarium 
    Ages: All Ages 

We welcome all ages to these sessions. You will develop the theme and design of the lanterns, with support from our skilled artists and facilitators. Learn about what is involved in lantern making and explore the process, design and theme for individual lanterns and professional lanterns.  

  • Small Lantern Creation - School Holiday Activity  - SOLD OUT
    Dates: 25 January, 10.30-12.30pm and/or 2—4pm
    Location: The Imaginarium
    Ages: 5-12 years, and their parents/caregivers 

Based on the community workshops in December, create a small lantern using a variety of materials and techniques. Please book a ticket for each person attending. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to book and support their child/children in the artmaking process, if possible.   

  • Small Lantern Creation - Saturday Session - SOLD OUT
    Date: 29 January, 10.30-12.30pm
    Location: The Imaginarium
    Ages: 13-17 years

Create a small-medium lantern using a variety of materials and techniques. In this workshop you will explore shape, colour and texture for your unique lantern.  

The Facilitators 

You will be guided through these workshops by The Wonderful Phil and The Wonderful Kylie!  

Phil Relf is the Artistic Director of IKARA Celebratory Events. Phil is passionate about community, theatre, performance and events. For a community to make and parade lanterns that they have made themselves is an empowering experience for both the participants and onlookers alike.  

Kylie Morrison is a local artist, dancer, choreographer, and has a Bachelor of Art Education. She is also the Founder and Director of Astarte Mind and Body and Astarte Studio Belly Dance & Fusion.  Art and creativity are essential aspects of our humanity. The value of art is not in monetary gain or profit, but in its intrinsic value to our heart and soul.    

This is a Shellharbour City Council, Frasers Property Group and The Waterfront Shell Cove creative partnership.  


Fees and Charges

Last updated : Wed 19 Jan 2022