Virtual Family Art Exploration Workshop | Hygge Tea Light Jars

Join artist Lynn Hanson virtually in creating hygge tea light jars. Hygge is a wonderful Danish word for all things homey, cozy, friend and family orientated. The importance of the word may explain why Denmark has been rated one of the happiest countries in the world for several years. In this Family Art Exploration Workshop, you can create your own hygge tea light jar by painting patterns and designs on Japanese paper and adhering your designs to a glass jar.

Lynn Hanson is an artist and owner of Lynn Hanson Gallery in Pioneer Square. Lynn has been doing research on the Danish culture, and creating art inspired by her findings for several years.  



This free workshop will be hosted on Zoom and on FaceBook live. To receive the link to the workshop on Zoom, please register below. Materials for this workshop are free and will be available for pick-up on Friday, May 8 from 2:30pm-5:30pm outside of Cascadia Art Museum. We have limited quantities of materials, so please reserve your materials below. A full list of materials is listed below in case you already have these materials.

**If you are unable to see the images below, please email, and we will send you the image files to download. Thank you!



  • Japanese paper for drawing or painting on
  • 2 patterns for tracing
  • Tracing paper
  • 3M double sided sticker
  • Jar
  • Tea light

What is Hygge?

There is a word in Denmark that we don’t have the perfect match for in English. That word is hygge (pronounced hoo-ga). It is a attitude that has helped the Danish people rank for many years on the top of the happiest people in the world list. Hygge is about finding satisfaction in atmosphere that can be created. It is about coziness, being with friends, family, being able to be yourself. A warm blanket and a book by a fireplace. Coffee, cocoa, tea and wine. Wool socks, comfortable pants, a slouchy sweater. One of the most essential parts of creating hygge in your home is candle light.

It is my wish that this project will add to the atmosphere and feeling of hygge in your home. What time is more perfect than this?

  • May 9, 2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm