Workshops

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Help build the puppets for the MayDay Parade!

During the month of April, our building is transformed into a giant studio where staff artists and volunteers create the MayDay Parade. Workshops are free and open to the public.

Beginning April 4, 2015, workshops will be held every:
Tuesday from 7-9pm
Thursday from 7-9pm
Saturday from 9-11am and 1-3pm

How it Works

  • An artist will introduce you to the parade theme by showing you the giant storyboard (a visual script).
  • You select a section of the parade to work on, find the artist in charge of that section, and set to work!
  • Artists will guide you.
  • You can either make your own creation which you can keep after the parade, or help with the larger parade floats.
  • Typically, you’ll need 3 or 4 sessions to complete a project, but you can come to as many or as few as your schedule allows.

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Other Details

  • Workshops are free, although donations are graciously accepted, always welcome, and much needed.
  • Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Wear “painting” clothes.
  • Bring recycled items (if you can): small plastic tubs with lids, brown paper bags, newspapers, fabric, sheets, latex paint, bamboo, scissors. Check our Materials Wish List for specific needs.
  • No reservations required. Just Come!
  • If you are coming with a large group, come! But please let us know in advance by calling 612-721-2535