A Class in Clowning Around in Rock Island
I've never understood the fear people have of clowns, but, despite their cheerful appearance, some folks will totally lose their wits just looking at a photo of a clown.
There is an old adage that says you can overcome a fear by becoming that which you fear. For clownaphobics, a class called Clowning Around might be the answer.
The class is taught by the QC Clown Troupe and focuses on teaching students to apply makeup, choose a costume and learn activities and movements to create their own clown character.
Newly-minted clown school grads will make their debut at Red, White, and Boom on July 3rd.
Three sessions will be held -- June 14th-16th, 21st -23rd, and 28th-30th -- at the Rock Island Fitness & Activity Center on 17th Street in Rock Island. Cost for the class is only $25, and admission is restricted to those ages 10 and up.