3-D Art, Ceramics, Textiles

Clowning Around

The first student gallery exhibit will be opening in October. The theme is “clowns.” Today 3D students were invited to put on costumes and makeup to represent their “inner clown.” Some of the photos from the photo shoot can be seen here. Many students participated, although some chose to draw their inner clown instead. Tomorrow students will be using their photos (or drawings) as a reference to begin a clay sculpture.

This is a photo of Sister Nicole, Portland’s first female, African American, Muslim, mostly vegetarian clown. She was the 2015 “Clown of the Year” and winner of the 2014 Entertainer of the Year. In this video, Sister Nicole (Nikki Brown Clown) talks about the art of clowning and discusses some of the questions both children and adults approach her with. Read more about her here. 



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