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Magical Moonbeams: Paper Lantern Workshops 14 - 15 Dec 2019

Be inspired by the twinkling night sky to create your own personalised paper lantern in this creative craft workshop with illustrator Duffy Mooney-Sheppard.

The longest and darkest night of the year is coming. During the winter solstice, the moon and distant stars rule the sky. These constellations have been a source of inspiration to us for centuries, with magical myths and stories spun from their beauty.

This December, come and make a shimmering paper lantern with constellations and shooting stars to guide you through the dark evenings. Draw yourself as a star and fill your lanterns with moonbeams and fallen stars for our workshop to celebrate this magical time of year.

About the Artist:

Duffy Mooney-Sheppard is an Irish artist who, after graduating from NCAD with a BA Fine Art and Professional Diploma in Arts and Design Education, went on to complete the MA Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Arts. While working with The Ark and other arts and cultural institutions she has developed her work with and for children which is based in methods of play and experiments with materials and mediums. In her own work, she creates strange and surreal worlds and characters and is drawn to the process of story-making as a way to explore ideas and share her curiosity about the natural world. Find out more at: