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Bombin the Clown Workshops

Rafael Rondon - Workshops

 

Clown Character Development (Ideal timeframe 90 min. can be adjusted to 60 min)

Your makeup is on, but now what? I will teach how to create and develop a clown character. We will talk about the essential elements of a clown character; face, body, voice. This is a great class for beginners and intermediate level clowns.

 

"God's Sense of Humor" - An introduction to Clown Ministry

In this class I will teach the basic principles of utilizing clowning as a tool for ministry. How to clown in the different ministry settings, selecting props that help teaching biblical messages, and presenting the gospel as a clown. I will also talk about doing an invitation to profession of faith. This includes do's & don'ts, and basic ABC elements of an invitation. (Ideal timeframe 90 min. can be adjusted to 60 min)

 

Clown Magic (Ideal timeframe 60 min)

I will focus this class in the performance. Many people use magic tricks in a show. Clowns, however, perform magic in a very different way. Clown magic has to be funny and sometimes the trick even seems to be in control of the clown. I will teach people to think like clowns and not like magicians. Also I will teach some tricks that you can make at home.

 

Musicalyzing your Show (Ideal timeframe 60 min)

Most clowns struggle finding music that they can use for their performance. I will talk about finding the appropriate music and then I will teach you how to use it. I will also talk about editing the music and setting it up for the show.

 

Making Sense out of Your Show (Ideal timeframe 60 min)

This class is about putting together a clown show that carries a line of thought from beginning to end. Many clowns know skits and tricks but they need help putting them together into a presentation that makes sense. 

 

Illusions that Teach Bible Truths (Ideal timeframe 90 min. can be adjusted to 60 min)

This class teaches how to take illusions or “tricks” to be used as tools for illustrations or object lessons in the teaching of biblical truth. The use of illusions in this class will be focused in gospel clowning use.

 

Introduction to Mime. (Ideal timeframe 90 min. can be adjusted to 60 min)

Clowns can benefit from a basic general knowledge of mime principles. As a clown you can use these principles to help you better communicate with your audience. Mime movements will enhance your comedy and takes you beyond language limitations. In this class I will teach the basic principles and how to use them in your show.

 

Clown Makeup 101 (Ideal timeframe 120 min. can be adjusted to 90 min)

This class teaches about the three main types of clown makeup. White face, Auguste, and Hobo clowns. We will discuss all the basics of applying professional makeup. We will teach about what materials to get, the different kinds of makeup available, and practical ways to begin putting on a clown face.

 

Mime Makeup 101 (Ideal timeframe 120 min. can be adjusted to 90 min)

This class teaches about designing and applying professional mime makeup. We will discuss all the basics of applying professional makeup. We will teach about what materials to get, the different kinds of makeup available, and practical ways to begin putting on a mime face.

 

 Simplified Makeup The New Face of Clowning (Ideal timeframe 90 min. can be adjusted to 60 min)

Many clowns are changing their full face make up for simple/friendly designs. What are the benefits from this style? Why not? If you are struggling with your makeup and/ or are looking for something fresh and new, this is the class for you. Bring your makeup and a mirror. Don’t forget your camera.

 

 Professional Makeup Application (Ideal timeframe 90 min. can be adjusted to 60 min)

Have you clowned for years but your makeup still looks amateurish? This class is designed for those who wish to learn how to apply clown makeup in a professional, safe way. In the class we will discuss the different kinds of makeup, the right materials, and how to apply it. Students can get in makeup depending on the size of the group and time allocated to the class. This class is not about the three kinds of clowns but about makeup application.

 

Balloon Sculpting 101 (Ideal timeframe 120 min. can be adjusted to 90 min)

Learn how to make simple balloon figures like a dog, a heart, a cross. Simple designs that can be made fast and easy. Learn how to choose the right kind of balloons and how to inflate them correctly.

 

 

Balloon Sculpting 202 (Ideal timeframe 120 min. can be adjusted to 90 min)

For people who already know the basics but would like to learn more complex sculptures that involve more twists or more balloons. Examples are: love birds, 6 petal flower, swan with wings, etc.

 

Face Painting 101 (Ideal timeframe 120 min. can be adjusted to 90 min)

Learn the basics about facepainitng. What is the right paint to use? We will discuss the basic tools that you need and how to get them, plus basic beginner designs that kids love at any event.

 

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