Photo by Peter Leix

2014 Art Activity Zone presented by 



Spend time at the Fair creating your own works of art in the Art Activity Zone. Located on Ingalls Mall, off of Washington Street between Thayer and Fletcher, this area is open Wed-Sat., 11am – 6pm.


The following kid-friendly art projects are open to all ages and free to the public.

 

Uchiwa Fans
By: Detroit Institute of the Arts

Wednesday through Saturday
11am - 6pm

Uchiwa - a particular style of paper fan common in Japan. Participants will learn about the tradition of making Uchiwa while they create a fan of their own based on this design.

 

Make a Sculptural Relief
By: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
 Wednesday through Saturday
11am - 6pm

Create a contemporary sculpture out of reclaimed, recycled and found objects. Stations will be set up that will encourage and challenge families to work together to make extraordinary sculptural relief.



Paint a Mini Masterpiece
Wine & Canvas Ann Arbor
 Wednesday through Saturday
11am - 6pm

Show off your painting style at the Fair! Paint a still life on canvas while being inspired by the artists around you. Sessions begin every 30 minutes and are led by one of the talented artists of the Wine and Canvas staff. Registration on-site.



Designer Dinosaurs
By: University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Wednesday through Saturday
11am - 6pm

Explore the anatomy of dinosaurs and other Mesozoic creatures! Create your own skeletal dinosaur sculpture to take home using recycled corn-based packing material.

 

Burning Bright at the Fair
By: The Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor, Detroit Waldorf School & Oakland Steiner School
Wednesday through Saturday 11am - 6pm

Make a beeswax candle with the Waldorf Schools of Southeast Michigan! Beeswax candles are easy and fun to roll and decorate. Beeswax burns longer than paraffin and smells wonderful.

 

Funny Faces Photo Booth
By: SHEI Magazine, University of Michigan
 
Wednesday through Saturday
11am - 6pm

Say Cheese! Step inside the SHEI Magazine photo booth with your own funny face prop. Add glitter to goofy glasses; give yourself a macho mustache; make a bow tie look beautiful. Play "dress-up" with the SHEI Magazine stylists and have your picture taken by professional photographers at the SHEI Magazine photo booth.

 

Discover the Joy of Ceramics
By: The Michigan Art Center
Wednesday through Saturday
11am - 6pm

The Michigan Art Center - a family art center located in Garden City, Michigan - is pleased to offer you the chance to create your own hand-built or wheel-thrown ceramic masterpiece. No experience is necessary. Clay donated by Rovin Ceramics a Motawi Company.

 

Safari Sand Art
By: Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

Wednesday through Saturday
11am - 6pm

Safari Sand Art necklaces are not only colorful statements, but fun to make! Embrace your inner artist by mixing and matching your favorite sand colors to create something fashionable and fun to take home from the Fair.