It’s never too early to start creating your Mardi Gras costume! In this three day, hands on workshop, campers will design and build their own unique mask and/or headpiece. Day one campers work on color, texture and shape while exploring the art supplies and drawing their sketches. Campers then choose a re-purposed “base” to work from, or create their own base using craft foam, wire, or paper mache. The next two days are for building the structure and embellishing. We encourage campers to use recycled materials, old costume pieces, and unordinary objects to create wild shapes and structures. Each camper will receive battery powered LED lights to incorporate into their costume - very important for lighting up the parade route. Campers then use paint, gems, fabric, tinsel, pipe cleaners, tulle, feathers, foam, flowers, and more to decorate the mask and/or headpiece of their dreams!

Workshop ends with a Costume Party for family and friends on Wednesday, 3-4pm.

150.00 165.00
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 DATES: November 25, 26, 27

TIME: 8:45 am - 3:15 pm, Aftercare available 3:15-5:15 pm. Drop off 8:45 -9am. Pick up 3-3:15pm.

ADDRESS: Tigermen Den, 3113 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70117

AGES: 5-14

COST: Before Nov 1st - $150. After Nov 1st - $165. Aftercare $45. Drop in available $15/day cash, card or PayPal.

We provide daily ice pops and pizza lunch on Wednesday. Please bring lunch & snack, reusable water bottle. We walk campers to Markey Park after lunch to play, 700 Piety St.


8:45 - 9:00 Drop off

9:00 - 9:30 Morning Warm Up

9:30 - 11:00 Workshop

11:00 - 12:15 Lunch & Play at Markey Park

12:15 - 2:15 Workshop

2:15 - 2:30 Clean Up

2:30 - 3:00 Snack & Chill

3:00 - 3:15 Pick Up

3:15 - 5:15 Aftercare

Financial Aid available through our Rising Artists Scholarship Program - email to apply. Must receive free lunch at school to qualify.



TREI CHAMBERS & MATTI HALLENSTEIN are the co-creators and owners of the @FoxMoxi one of a kind jewelry and clothing company. Since 2015 they’ve  established themselves as staple members of the 619 Palace Art market on Frenchman Street New Orleans, where they showcase their weirs for people across the world. Drawing inspiration from historical relics and worldly mythology, they create one of a kind pieces of wearable art, that tell stories in relation to their up-cycled materials. They enjoy teaching the arts of mixed media jewelry and costume making techniques and its connection to the real world. In doing so they hope to incite the knowledge and importance  of using up-cycled resources with our future creators!  As well as sharing  stories from rummaging adventures!