Create a fun hot air balloon-inspired lantern to carry with you to the Vernon Winter Carnival Balloon Glow! Using paper, markers, tissue, twine, and paper ball lanterns, kids can create their own uniquely designed balloon lantern. Be inspired by hot air balloons you have seen in previous years or create something new from your imagination.

Workshop to be held at the Vernon Community Arts Centre, February 2, from 3:00-5:00pm.

Tickets $40: Price includes all tools and materials. Purchase tickets through Vernon Winter Carnival.

Space is limited, register today!

Create and swap miniature works of art at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are small pieces of art that are traded around the world, just like hokey or Pokeman cards. Artists create, trade and collect original art at organized “swap” events, in person, or online. The only official rules for ATCs is the size: 2.5″ x 3.5″ and you cannot trade someone else’s art. Bring cards to trade, or make them here! All materials will be provided. (Blank artist cards are for sale at the Vernon Arts Centre for those that wish to pre-make cards or just stock up on supplies).
Date/time Options:
Saturday, February 3, 3:30-5:30
Sunday, February 4, 12:30-2:30
FREE to attend. Please pre-register at Vernon Winter Carnival, as space is limited.


Make your own decorative ‘hot air’ balloon with papier mâché and take it with you to the Vernon Winter Carnival Balloon Glow! On the first day of this two-part workshop, you will create the main part of your balloon using the paper strip method. The following week, you will decorate your balloon using tissues, paint, and other techniques to personalize it. Lastly, you will add the basket and the special little touches to personalize your Winter Carnival Balloon. You MUST attend both days to complete your project. 

Tickets $90: Price includes all tools and materials. Purchase through Vernon Winter Carnival.

Please note, tickets are non-refundable

PART 1: Thursday January 25 from 5:30-8:30

PART 2: Thursday, February 1 from 5:30-8:30


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Please note, the Centre is closed on some statutory holidays.