Upcoming Workshops

Due to COVID19 social distancing, all workshops are suspended until further notice.


Introduction to Clown with Jan Henderson

DATES TBD

LET YOUR INNER FOOL COME OUT TO PLAY!

Live in the moment! Shoot from the Heart! Break every rule but your own!
We all have an Inner Fool – the child we once were that society doesn’t allow us to express. It’s playful and ever-changing nature is our greatest creative resource, its ability to accept itself unconditionally our greatest source of self acceptance.
“The workshop was life changing – I’m processing everything through joy.”
– Thomas Trofimuk , novelist

For performers and non performers.

  • Dates: TBD
  • Hours: 10 am – 6 pm (32 hours of instruction)
  • Location: TBD
  • Maximum class size: 12 participants
  • Noses provided!
  • To register: contact registrar@smallmatters.ca

Advanced Clown – Extreme Joey & Auguste with Jan Henderson

4 days – DATES TBD, Edmonton, Alberta

In the European tradition of clown duos, the confident leader is called the Joey
and the vulnerable follower is called the Auguste. In this workshop you will:
• Invoke the most extreme form of these two powerful archetypes
• Discover the full spectrum of your clowns’s emotional/physical range
• Deepen your stage presence
• Discover material that emerges naturally from the Joey/Auguste relationship

  • Dates: 2 weekends – TBD
  • Hours: 10 am – 6 pm (32 hours of instruction)
  • Location: TBD
  • Maximum class size: 12 participants
  • Noses provided!
  • To register: contact registrar@smallmatters.ca

Clown & Mask Intensive with Jan Henderson

DATES TBD, Edmonton, Alberta

Master clown teacher Jan Henderson offers her transformative 3-week introductory workshop, suitable for both performers and non-performers.

The Clown and Mask workshop has been a catalyst for creative awakening, innovation and inspiration for people in a wide range of areas – from the dramatic and fine arts, to dance, psychology, health care, research and development, entrepreneurial ventures, and more.
Through a study of the essence of the creative process as applied to Character and Neutral Mask techniques, and the art and philosophy of the Fool, students will discover and perform their own unique Clown characters.

Students will:

  • Create three character masks using clay, paper mache and paint
  • Bring those masks physically and vocally to life to life
  • Explore Neutral Mask
  • Develop the improvisational skills inherent in the character-driven, European style of clowning
  • Explore Colour and the Elements as character sources
  • Explore makeup and costume as mask
  • Learn to juggle

Details

  • Instructor: Jan Henderson
  • Dates: TBD
  • Hours: 10 am – 6 pm (144 hours of instruction)
  • Location: University of Alberta, Fine Arts Building
  • Maximum class size: 12 participants
  • Past Cost: $1500, includes $150 non-refundable deposit required to confirm your registration
  • For details contact: foolmoonjh@gmail.com
  • To register contact: registrar@smallmatters.ca