Animated Lantern Masterclass

6th/7th and 20th/21st October

This year for the first time DOCA will be running some advanced lantern making workshops.  Participants will be working local artists who will be sharing their skills in two weekends of intensive lantern making sessions.

You will be using traditional techniques combined with some expert more modern materials, withies and tissue and all other materials will be supplied. There are limited spaces available so please book early.


Saturday and Sunday the 6th / 7th and 20th /21st of October, 10am – 5pm each day with an hour for lunch.  Participants will need to be able to come to all four sessions. You will need to be able to attend all the sessions.


The sessions will be held at St. Johns Parish Hall on Long Street in Devizes


All four sessions will cost a total of £50 which must be paid in advance.  If you are a Devizes resident you are entitled to special rates, please contact us for more information. The lanterns will remain the property of DOCA and we will store them in Devizes. Artists participating from other lantern events will be able to book them for their events

What to bring

Wear old clothes as you may get covered in glue and tissue. Drinks will be provided and you are welcome to bring a packed lunch, or heat something up in the kitchen of the hall or pop out to one of Devizes many lovely cafes. Bring a notepad to take notes and your phone to document the process as you go along.

What will I get from this?

We want you to go away with some unique skills and establish a network of high quality lantern makers in the area who we will call on in the future to work on more ambitious projects.

We aim to use the work created to put a tour together which will give you an opportunity to appear at other lantern events around the country in the future. We hope these could be paid opportunities.

You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to make the next lantern parade more amazing and helping DOCA to keep bringing exciting new work to the streets of Devizes.

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You can see the flamingo’s and dinosaur made for the 2017 Lantern Parade in action at 0:21 and 3:43 in this video