Upcoming Luminary Classes

Upcoming Luminary Classes

In 2017 Guemes Islanders, friends and family came together to learn the craft of creating lighted paper and reed luminary lanterns. The varied creations lit the south shore of Guemes Island for the 1st Earth Day Luminary Parade. The 2nd Annual Luminary Parade will be on Saturday, April 21, 2018, preceded by this year's series of classes making new lantern designs and introducing newcomers to the craft.


The day will also include a community supper with a fundraiser supporting the Guemes Ferry Trail Project.


Classes are as follows:

  • Teen and adult newcomers to Luminary classes can attend the 5-session Class 1 on March 23, 24, April 4, 6 & 7 for $45.
  • Returning teen and adult luminary crafters may attend the Advanced Class 2 series of 8 sessions on March 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, April 4, 6 & 7 for $60.
  • Children, accompanied by a parent, may attend a two-session Children's Class on March 17 & April 7 for $5. They will create a small globe luminary.


Luminary artist and Guemes resident, Loalynda Bird, donates her time to bring this craft to our community. The class fees cover all materials costs, refreshments during class and use of the Community Hall.


Classes will be held at the Guemes Island Community Center Hall on Guemes Island Road, 1/2 mile north of the Guemes ferry dock. Wednesday & Friday classes - 6 to 9 PM. Saturday classes - 11 AM to 1 PM. Please note that the last ferry back to Anacortes on Wednesdays is at 8:30. Saturday last ferry is at 11 PM.


To register please email Loalynda@loalyndadesigns.com or text to 818-497-0239. Check the Events Calendar for information on this and other happenings on beautiful Guemes Island.


This craft will open your imagination and bring light into your life. Please join us.