Blanc et Noir Marching Society is the krewe for artists inasmuch as the emphasis is on handmade, DIY costumes and masks and individual design. It's also the krewe for dancers since we do the second line over a 3.5 mile route," says society co-founder Jerry Davenport.
Find out more about Blanc et Noir and its role in the Krewe of Highland Parade at the Costume Workshop at 1 pm Sun, Jan 20.
"We will teach you to screen print a design on fabric with a freezer paper mask," says Annabel Trudeau. Also to be covered: face paint designs, umbrella decorating, felt emblems and banners and design motifs from New Orleans. Participants should bring their own fringe, spangles and special materials.
"Families are encouraged," says co-founder Robert Trudeau. "This is a krewe that emphasizes health - through walking and dancing - and minimal expense." Memberships are $30 each for adults ($60 per family) and teens. No charge for the children.