Parol (Filipino Christmas lanterns) with Queti Azurin
Free, all materials, child-minding and snacks provided. No registration required. Space is limited however, so please arrive by 1pm to get your spot.
The parol is the quintessential symbol of Christmas in the Philippines. It is a five-point star-shaped ornament that represents the star of Bethlehem that guided the wise men to the manger of the newborn Jesus Christ. Learn how to make this iconic Filipino Christmas lantern and how to decorate it for the season.
Queti Azurin is a visual artist who immigrated to Canada from the Philippines in 2013. In her exploration of different mediums, she has developed a technique using sawdust. She also works with pastels and colored pencils, and has a penchant for teaching craft. She has facilitated workshops in Manila and Winnipeg, and in her blogs she shares craft tutorials online with a wider audience.