The McPherson Arts Alliance will host Hutchinson's Terri Tharp in a design workshop. Tharp will teach "Shades of Creativity" as an introduction to making simple paper chandeliers.

Tharp’s chandeliers have been featured in Where Women Create magazine and one of Tharp’s paper chandeliers is currently on display in the lobby of the McPherson Opera House.

The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break, on Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Mary Anderson Art Center, located in the lower level of the Historic McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main in McPherson. To sign up or for more information, call the McPherson Arts Alliance, 620-241-6131.

“A paper chandelier is a whimsical mobile," Tharp said. "Paper chandeliers can tell a story, feed a passion, create a party, celebrate a milestone entertain a child, lighten the moment, set the scene, cheer a friend, decorate your home and make your day. I invite you to make a simple paper chandelier to reflect who you are and what you love. I will show you the steps I use in covering the frame and making fanciful paper scallops. You will learn how to create chains of pretty paper circles, prisms and beads and make the paper parts used to hang them."