MAKE ART

ATTEND A WORKSHOP

The splendor of FoolMoon and FestiFools are even more magical if you make your own art and join a processional into downtown Ann Arbor. If you’ve got a spare couple of hours and don’t have a debilitating phobia of glue and tissue paper, it’ll be no sweat!

Come to one of our popular drop-in workshops and get hands on help from several of the region’s most talented public art artists. These workshops are FREE (although we won’t actively prevent you from making the suggested $10 donation, should you be so inclined).

Sunday . March 5 . 2017
10am – 5pm: Luminary Workshop at Workantile

Sunday . March 12 . 2017
10am – 5pm: Luminary Workshop at Workantile

Sunday . March 19 . 2017
10am – 5pm: Luminary Workshop at Workantile
1pm – 3pm: Community Puppet Building at the Ann Arbor District Library

Sunday . March 26 . 2017
10am – 5pm: Luminary Workshop at Workantile
1pm – 3pm: Costume Making at the Ann Arbor District Library

Saturday . April 1 . 2017
10am – 5pm: Luminary Workshop at the Art Center (build a luminary bee)

Sunday . April 2 . 2017
10am – 5pm: Luminary Workshop at Workantile
1pm – 3pm: Instrument Making at the Ann Arbor District Library

 


 WORK FROM HOME

We welcome groups and individuals to create their own pieces (in their own studios and garages) and bring them to FoolMoon and FestiFools.

MAKE A LUMINARY:

What you need:
– Wire (14, 16 &/or 18 gage)
– Wire cutters
– Tissue paper
– Clear packing tape
– Glue
– A brush
– LED lights and batteries

luminary graphic
How-to graphic by Scott Wedemeyer.

Need a little extra help?!  Check out this luminary-making video.

* Get your luminary supplies at ACE Barnes Hardware at both the Stadium Blvd. and Washtenaw locations!
Ace Hardware


MAKE A PUPPET:

All pieces for FestiFools must meet the following specifications:

– Under 14ft tall (to clear electric lines!)
– No larger than 6ft wide
– Hand-made (no commercial pieces)
– No wheels (except for wheelchairs)
– Human-powered (no motorized units, except for wheelchairs)
– Must have its own crew of operators for setup, performance, and take-down
– No handing out candy/ business cards/ flyers/ teacup pigs etc.
– No banners/ signs (we encourage creative visuals in place of written placards)
– No advertising, no solicitations, no logos (this includes, but is not limited to, company/organization hats, t-shirts, handouts, coupons, dog sweaters, etc. We’re looking at you, Goodyear Blimp)