FOOLMOON CommUNITY

LET’S KEEP GLOWING!

We LOVE our artists + YOU for the many way….s that you shared your creative superpowers in our new virtual FoolMoon CommUNITY!

Let’s keep it going with MAKE IT OUT OF THE ORDINARY, a weekly series of creative prompts inspiring you to keep making art + expressing your creativity!

HOW TO PLAY?

JOIN + SHARE FoolMoon CommUNITY, our new Facebook group HERE.

Follow our FoolMoon Friday prompts + MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY!

Post your photos + videos of your creations!

Share some love for the creativity in the FoolMoon Community!

P.S.  Not on Facebook? No problem.  Just click HERE or type tiny.cc/foolmoon into your browser to join the fun!

THIS WEEK’S PROMPT

THE MAGIC PIXEL CHALLENGE!

We’re living in surreal times.  Let’s lean in + play with the Surrealist practice of drawing.  What’s on your mind or making your heart skip a beat? Let’s make + collect + connect pixels + create the story of our commUNITY in this surreal time.

DRAW it, SHARE it + CONNECT it!

DRAW your idea on a square of paper in black + white. 

Make your drawing “kiss” the midpoint of all 4 sides.

SNAP a black + white photo + SHARE it to the FoolMoon CommUNITY Facebook group. Or email it to us at wonderfoolproductions@gmail.com.

COLOR your pixel + others you can download from FoolMoon CommUNITY or HERE.

How-to’s from artist Allida Warn HERE.

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LAST WEEK’S PROMPT

MAKE A FAUX LUMINARIAUX!

Take ordinary materials you have around the house to create your own mini paper luminary!  Draw your own designs, color outside the lines, or grab images from magazines.  Be creative and express what matters to you right now!

Check out artist Allida Warn’s how-to details HERE. 

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JOIN OUR FoolMoon CommUNITY!

In a tOPsy tuRVy world, we’re realizing what’s really important in our lives and in our communities. Each other. What we can CREATE TOGETHER. How we are RESILIENT and STRONGER TOGETHER.

We invite YOU to embrace the unexpected. Turn ordinary things into something extraordinary. Make amazing art. Share it in surprising places.

Build OODLES of commUNITY.

We invite YOU to join our new Facebook group — FoolMoon CommUNITY — a virtual place where we can bring our creative superpowers together. Connect with neighbors, bring a smile, make someone laugh out loud. Be here for each other.

SHARE the invite with your friends, the kids, your Aunt Ethel, your crazy roommates!

With FoolMoon Friday creative prompts, MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY!  POST your pics + videos and inspire others to jump in.  MAKE + SHARE + SHINE!

Let’s make EXTRAORDINARY things TOGETHER!

 

HELP US KEEP GLOWING!

P.S. Help us support our local artists and keep us GLOWing. If you’re able and moved to share some love please DONATE today. Thank YOU!

 

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NEW VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES IN 2020!
FoolMoon REIMAGINED + FestiFools/Virtual!

Ann Arbor’s most FoOLish festivals — FoolMoon and FestiFools – are built by the commUNITY and YOU!  Each year, these events are bigger and more fanciful than ever – zany celebrations made surprising and fun by people like YOU filling the streets with quirky handmade creations, from glowing sculptures and wild costumes, to larger-than-life moving puppets.  Everyone and anyone is invited to participate!
 
We are making lemonade out of lemons this year.  Two new virtual experiences were created to keep our foolish friends and puppets healthy and safe.  FoolMoon REIMAGINED is a new Facebook group that is bringing our creative superpowers together in a new virtual play space.  With daily art-making and joy-spreading, and artists sharing their creativity and how-to’s, LUMINARIANS, ILLUMINAUTS + GLOWers created a virtual celebration on FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd CLICK HERE for DETAILS!
 
This year’s foolish puppets created a new adventure FestiFools/Virtual on SUNDAY, APRIL 5!  The amazing students from the University of Michigan’s Lloyd Scholars for Writing and the Arts shifted gears, creating super tiny, fabulously creative miniature puppet vignettes to share with YOU.  CLICK HERE for DETAILS!
 
The theme for this year is FossilFOOLs, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.  How will YOU be inspired by the urgency of our environment for the future of our planet?  What message do you want to share with your foolish creations, use of ordinary materials, or recycled/re-purposed supplies?  What will happen to your creation post-event?


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CREATED BY COMMUNITY.  FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

When life is back to “normal” we’ll have FREE Community Workshops!
People of all ages are invited to create their own luminary or other foolishness at any of these FREE Community Workshops.  You bring YOU and your ideas. We provide everything you need to be successful – teaching artists to inspire and help, materials/supplies, and coffee/snacks.

WORKSHOP

We can’t wait to see you!

 

Click below for more information on our Spring events and workshops!

FOOLMoon REIMAGINED: A Virtual CommUNITY Experience – April 3, 8-9pm

FestiFOOLs/Virtual – Sunday, April 5 at 4pm (FOOLs at FOUR!)

Workshops: Canceled

MAKE A LUMINARY

Illuminated wire + tissue paper sculptures are a staple of FoolMoon. Get ideas and learn to make one at home with simple materials here.

MAKE A COSTUME

Odd, FOOLbulous fashion attire isn’t required, but it is highly recommended. Get inspiration for costumes and wearables here.

MAKE A BIG PUPPET

Giant, surreal beasts roam the streets at the FestiFools parade. Get started making one in your garage and then become part of the virtual FOOLishnesss!


Thank you to our sponsors!

Thank you to our partners!

Barnes ACE Hardware
Ann Arbor Art Center
Ann Arbor District Library
Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
City of Ann Arbor
Community High School – Theater Students
Engage
Kerrytown Market & Shops
Kerrytown District Association
Lloyd Scholars for Writing and the Arts at the University of Michigan
Neutral Zone
Workantile