We are proud to share with you the work of 4 artists, Simon Durocher-Gosselin, Lisa Kimberly Glickman, Chloé Holliday and Flávia Nascimento, who offer 4 different types of lanterns.

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!

About Chloé 

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 HollidayProducer - Claudia AranaVideography - David CruzEditing - Ready2PostIllustration - 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.    

About Simon 

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.

Instructions écrites en français ici 

Written instruction in english here

Download Icosahedron model ici

Download single + double triangle patterns ici


Video credits | Artist - Simon Durocher-Gosselin | Videography - Simon Durocher-Gosselin | Editing - Ready2Post 


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!

About Flávia 

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!  

Instructions écrites en français ici 

Written instruction in english ici 

Video credits | Artist - Flávia Nascimento | Videography - Tom Wity Editing - Tom Wity et Ready2PostIllustration - Pixels et Paillettes.

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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. 

About Lisa 

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!

Instructions écrites en français ici 

Written instruction in english ici 

Video credits | Artist - Lisa Kimberly Glickman | Videography - Lisa Kimberly Glickman Editing - Ready2Post 

With thanks to ELAN Québec


Click on the lanterns below to discover other shapes and patterns



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