I just think we need one. One thread where all the resources, books websites, organizations, museums, magazines, and whatever else is out there public that we have used to learn to clown, and other skills, can be seen by all. So post them... if they are not posted already. Websites: there are definitely many many more good sites out there. Post them, and I will add them too the list here in the first post. I am breaking them up in the broadest of categories to facilitate the wonders of browsing, and me not having to continually make new categories. Website Directories: Clown Resource Directory A giant directory on all things clowning. Balloon Twisting Directory on Whispy A two page list on all things Balloon Twisting. ClownEvents.com A list of Clown and related events from all over the place. Hickory's Clown Alley A highly informative and linked up website on clowning. The Annual Clowns Directory A ambitious, high scope web directory for vendors and clowns around the world. Would improve with more participation which is free. Education: Circus Historical Society A society dedicated to preserving material and facilitating research on the American Circus. Clown - Wikipedia The Wikipedia article on the clown. The Clown Conservatory A part of the San Francisco Circus Arts Center. It has year long programs in stage and circus clowning and numerous workshops around the world. Dell'Arte SchoolA Theater school in Northern California with a year certificate program in Physical theater and a three year MFA in Physical Theater Ensemble. Ecole International de Theatre Jacques Lecoq A physical theater school in Pairs, France founded by Jacques Lecoq who was one of the first people to really study the art of clown in theater. It has a two year program, and yes you do need to know some French. The Wright School The school of Bill Wright, the author of "Why is that so Funny? An Exploration of Physical Comedy" and a student of the Lecoq School. It is in England and has workshops on clown and physical theater all year long. performers.net - The Performers' Network - Busking Community A site and forum on the great art of Busking or preforming on the street. Hickory's Clown Alley A highly informative and linked up website on clowning. MooseBurger Camp Homepage of Mooseburger Camp that is often referred to here at the forum. Circus Camp A day-camp for kids centered around circus, performing, and visual arts in Atlanta Georgia. Nose to Nose Workshops A clown as personal and social growth group based in the UK that has workshops around the World. The Simple Fool School A spiritual growth through clowning serise of workshops. TnT Clown Retreat A week long Christian clown retreat in Georgia. Phillidelphia School of Circus Arts A school for all ages in the Circus arts, not specifically clowning, but definitly teaches skills that can used in clowning. Bump a Nose Another clown community website containing a forum, blogs and other such resources! Skills lots of skills: Balloons: Balloon HQ presents: Twisting Balloons 101 Fedemelis's alphabetical list of model instructions with links - in English http://balloon.nakayosi.jp/ Balloon HQ Free balloon twisting,model,sculpture instructions Entertaining with balloon models and sculptures The Balloon Animals Blog Magic: Card Trick Central Magic Tricks Cold Reading Resources All Born Ventriloquists Professor Wonder's Wonder Factory Juggling: Internet Juggling Database JuggleThis.net Juggling Tricks unlimited Juggle Now KingsCascade.com Wildcat Jugglers - Tutorial Ball Juggling Juggling with balls Juggling Instructions : Tricks, tips, videos, how to juggle tutorial Juggling Various kinds of object manipulation: TricksWithHats.org How to yoyo WWW Collection of Favorite String Figures International String Figure Association Bubble Town, soap bubble fun and magic - Home page The Bubblesphere Big Bubble Magic Home of Poi Diabolo Tricks Diabolo.ca The Fire Chains Site Lightertricks.com Coin Manipulation Knife Throwing.info Fire Breathing Puppetry and Ventriloquism: AXTELL EXPRESSIONS Puppets & Magic |Puppets Ventriloquism 101-Learn How To Be A Ventriloquist. http://www.inquiry.net/outdoor/campf...ventriloquism/ The Puppetry Home Page Ventriloquism - Instructions on How To Talk Without Moving Your Lips Facepainting: Snazaroo USA for face painters Snazaroo World face paint and body paint Circus and Variety Arts: Variety Arts Directory TeachCircus.com Online publications of various sorts: http://www.clown-forum.com/ clownalley.net Reporting on Clowns in the news all over the world CircusWeb! Circus Present and Past kidabra.com CircusNews.com / News.SimplyCircus.com clownlink.com The Theatrical Clowning Blog The Clown Summit interviews groups: Texas Clown Association Clowns of America International Clown Ministry http://www.cowtownclowns.net/ Mid West Clowns Red Nose Ranch clowns without borders-usa Wise Fool Community Arts Clowns International World Clown Association World Juggling Federation International Jugglers Association Cascade Jugglers: The Seattle Juggling club. Inky Clowns: Clowns of Indiana and Kentucky Mid-Atlantic Clown Association Costumes and props: Mehron Clown Costumes Clown Antics Shop Simplicity Patterns Pavelka Design LaRocks Magic www.mooseburger.com Costumes by Betty http://classicsbybarbi.homestead.com/ Clown Supplies Silly Farm Supplies Dube Juggling Equipment Jugglingstore.com Serious Juggling store Renegade Juggling The Balloon Page Klamm magic Idaho Fun House Special Effect Supply Visual Comedy Shop on Ebay Original Bird Whistles Proknows Pro Nose Squeeze Horns Joke sites: Jokesareawesome.com Troupes and Personal sites: Sweet Fanny Adams Theater Improv Everywhere Home Page Charlie the Juggling Clown Magical Balloon-dude Dale Lollypop's Site Chance Marmalade's LinkedIn site Chance Marmalades fund raising site Jusby's Wordpress site Sloopy Da Clown's Insider Page Pricilla Mooseburger Originals The great Pricillia Moosburger's site. She is a graduate of the Ringling Clown College, and runs a popular weeklong Clown Camp and makes costumes as well as clowns. Mr Fudge's web site (Balloon Twisting) Mismatch's website Business sort of thing sites Fundable: A place to raise some money for projects and causes. Art for clowns: supplies art, like fliers, stickers coloring books, other custom promotional material for the working clown Books on Clowning: Creative Clowning by Bruce Fife Why is that so Funny? by John Wright The Physical Comedy Handbook by Davis Rider Robinson Clown Alley by Bill Ballantine Clown Magic by David Ginn Be A Clown by Mark Stolzenberg How to be a Compleat Clown by Toby Sanders The Mime Book by Claude Kipnis The Moving Body by Jacques Leqoc Clown Alley by Bill Ballantine Books on comedy in General: Books on Juggling and manipulation: How to be a Goofy Juggler by Bruce Fife Books on Magic: Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic Books on mime: The Mime Book by Claude Kipnis The Art of Pantomime by Charles Aubert Be a Mime by Mark Stolzenburg Combat Mime: A Non-Violent Approach to Stage Violence by Caren Caraway Movie (more or less) Clowns: Clicking will take you to youtube. Marx Brothers Charlie Chaplin Buster Keaton Laurel and Hardy W.C Feilds Tim Conway (on the Carol Burnett Show) Three Stooges Rowan Atkinson Harold Lloyd Peter Sellers Steve Martin Zero Mostel Mel Brooks Gene Wilder The Muppets, especially, Fozzy Bear and Gonzo the great. the Old Warner Brothers cartoons Animaniacs. Sid Ceaser Foster Brooks Add more!