Toronto – October 2019: Mask & Clown Intensive (Baby Clown)

With John Turner

(Smoot of Mump & Smoot and AD of The Manitoulin Conservatory)
Hosted by
Kemi Projects with Jennifer Dallas

John is coming to Toronto this October to teach this seminal workshop for clown and creativity training. The Mask & Clown Intensive, also known as Baby Clown, has inspired countless participants to explore the worlds of their imagination and creativity. Based on the work of Canadian Clown Master Richard Pochinko, this is training that celebrates our humanity and offers pathways for expressing our original, creative impulse. While the primary focus of the course is on the development and growth of the artist, the Mask & Clown Intensive is enjoyed by participants from all walks of life and can be applied on a personal or professional level.

To learn more about the Mask & Clown Intensive, visit our Course Descriptions page.

Location: 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education

Dates: Monday, October 21 – Saturday, November 9, 2019 (18 days – 100 hours)

Cost: E$1,500.00 + $195.00 HST = $1,695.00


NOTE: Professional artists can apply for specialized training funding through the Canada Council for the Arts Professional development program. The deadline is June 5, 2019. Here’s the link:

“John’s approach to teaching is unparalleled. His kindness, open-mindedness, and his ability to adapt to a group’s needs impressed me. He was able to weave in and out of his curriculum, using the right lessons at the right time. He treats his students as equals. With the utmost respect. He’s just as invested into the lesson as we are and his hands-on approach to teaching and to directing made me feel comfortable to explore, to fail, and to safely go out of my comfort zone. I have 7 years of post-secondary education in theatre and I can attest to the fact that teachers like John are extremely rare.”
– a participant at the Manitoulin Conservatory 2018



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