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Put On Your Red Nose & Biggest Smile For Hudson Valley's FUZZYBEANZ Clown School

CONTACT: Lisa Roche (518) 629-8063 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, January 24, 2001

By popular demand, the Office of Community Education at Hudson Valley Community College is bringing back one of its best-loved classes: Clown School! The complete description follows:

FUZZYBEANZ Clown School (00207-600A)
Join the silliest class in town & learn to be a clown! This introductory course will explore all facets of clowning, including: make-up application, choosing your own clown type, creating and developing your characters style, as well as performing as a clown through skits and clowning around. The grand finale includes a graduation to be held on Saturday, May 12 to show off for friends and family. A materials list will be provided at the time of registration (approximate cost $28). The 12-week, 36-hour intensive class costs only $118.

12 Sessions, Higbee 108
Mon., 2/12 - 4/30, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30p.m.
No class on 5/16
Dress Rehearsal on Thurs. 5/10
Barbara & Robert Stevens

Barbara & Robert Stevens have been working as professional clowns for over a decade. Five years ago they brought FUZZYBEANZ Clown School to Hudson Valley Community College to share the joy of clowning with others. Their joint goal is to make others aware that clowning is a performing art, not just a red nose and some greasepaint, and to share the long history and evolution of clowning.

For more information on Clown School or other great class offerings, call 629-7339.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.