Field Trip: Craft & Chat - Lantern Making with ATL Parade Artist

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Get out your crayons, scissors, and tea lights. Let’s make a simple lantern and chat about our common calling to delight one another and why we need traditions of collective joy.

Download and print a simple lantern pattern. Bring your crayons, markers, or colored pencils along with scissors, clear tape, a little jar or tea candle holder, and tea light (real or battery-operated).

Chantelle Rytter is a parade artist best known for founding the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade with the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, of which she is the proud Captain. Chantelle has created a family of annual lantern parades based in community participation over the last ten years in Decatur, Sandy Springs, Midtown, and Hilton Head Island. Chantelle grew up in Baltimore and studied integrative arts at Penn State University. She lived in New Orleans for ten years and fell under the spell of parade culture and the notion that creative play can be a civic gift.