THERAPEUTIC CLOWNING

Clown and Clown Play with David Langdon - Winnipeg's most experienced Therapeutic Clown

10 Saturdays, 10 am – 4 pm
January 19, 2019
February 2
February 16
March 2
March 16
March 30
April 13
May 11
May 25 - 26 (full weekend for student performances)

Course fee: $1625.00 CAD (no GST)

To register please email Stephanie at info@wheatinstitute.com

The course focuses on the art of clown and the formation of clown persona. It will be in workshop form with some video. This workshop format will comprise of clown training exercises, games and play scenarios to facilitate the student’s exploration of an emerging clown character.  Videos will be used to introduce students to a variety clown styles and clown artists. Students will engage in “clown play”, and explore the relationship between clown, the pleasure of play, and sharing this pleasure with an audience.

Open to adults with an interest in artistic clown; theatre experience/training not a requirement. Poster below!


Clowning in Expressive Arts Therapy

Date: Summer 2019

Read the full course outline here (from August 2018)

Throughout history and the world, there has always been a close connection between clowns and healers. Although this connection has existed in such diverse environments as Ancient Greece, First Nations cultures of North America, and courts of Medieval Europe; therapeutic clowning as a specific profession did not originate until 1986 when two separate programs began in Winnipeg and New York City.

This course introduces the student to the art of clown in general and to therapeutic clowning specifically.The course will be primarily in workshop format; supplemented with some lecture, reading and video media. Students will engage in basic “clown play”, and begin to explore the relationship between clown, the pleasure of play, and sharing this pleasure with one's audience. Videos will be used to introduce students a variety clown styles and approaches.


A fulll Therapeutic Clowning Diploma program will be launching Summer 2019! For more information please contact info@wheatinstitute.com