Each of them is eager to share their work with you and they are also excited to see photographs of your own lanterns! So, once you are done making your own, don't forget to share them on social networks via #illuminonslequebec and #rdl2020. In doing so, you’ll be in the running for a free stay in a 4-star hotel in Sherbrooke!
You can, of course, view the videos and make the lanterns by yourselves at home. If you need a little help, you can also take part in our interactive workshops in which our facilitators will show you how to make the lanterns created by Simon, Lisa, Chloé and Flávia Nascimento.
Each lantern also comes with a set of written instructions (in French and English) so that you can follow them step by step.
Our artists, their videos...
If you would like to explore other types of lanterns you can follow this link
Sherby the fish with Chloé Holliday
Difficulty level: intermediate (several steps)
Chloé had created Sherby the Fish (+ siblings) for Rivers of Light 2019. In front of general amazement, we decided that it was time to share with you how Sherby was made!
Chloé is always there when it comes to studying new techniques, whether it be carpentry, decorative arts, mosaics or textiles! She enjoys playing with these various influences in her creations. Creator of some of the very first Rivers of Light lanterns in 2015, she has continued to make multiple lanterns throughout the years. In this video, she welcomes us into her garden for a relaxing moment of lantern-making.
Instructions écrites en français ici
Written instruction in english here
Video credits | Artist - Chloé Holliday | Producer - Claudia Arana | Videography - David Cruz | Editing - Ready2Post | Illustration - Pixels et Paillettes
The Icosahedron Lantern by Simon Durocher-Gosselin
Level of difficulty: advanced
Inspired by his studies in massage therapy, Simon proposes an icosahedron, a shape with 20 faces. This shape symbolizes water and helps circulate energy in a fluid, balanced way.
An artist who is perpetually on lookout for what his environment has to offer, Simon explores and fuses circus and scenography techniques, constantly pushing the limits of his inventiveness. Simon was at the very first Rivers of Light lantern workshop in 2015 and has never ceased to amaze us with his scenographic vision of lanterns ever since! This video brings together artistic vision and technique alongside his trademark sense of humour.
The Little Baby Fish by Flávia Nascimento
Level of difficulty: Easy (Note: if you do it with children, they will need adult help for the exacto!).
A cute Baby Fish who will accompany you in all your adventures!
An outstanding musician, Flávia is also a keen practitioner of the visual and performing arts. Flávia has been participating in Rivers of Light for several years, wearing a number of different hats. We are ready to bet that you’ll have a smile on your face while watching this video!
The Water Lily by Lisa Kimberly Glickman
Difficulty level: Easy (Note: if you do it with children, they will need help with the scissors!)
A beautiful illuminated water lily to light up courtyards and gardens.
Lisa Kimberly Glickman is an artist, art educator and photographer. Always happy to collaborate, she has become a true lantern-making machine in the preparation of the event. So many, but so many lanterns!