Zippedy the Clown

Zippedy the Clown WavingZippedy the Clown is the alter ego of artist/educator Robert Gluckson, M.A. Robert is a teacher and marketing consultant, primarily based in Humboldt County, California.

Zippedy appears at parties, events, and parades, where he does walkabouts, creates balloon sculptures, and leads group games, sing-alongs, and knock-knock joke contests. Party-goers can don a costume, get their faces painted, and join the parade! He and his clown partner, Doo-dah, write, produce, and perform clown plays. Robert also does puppet plays (as Professor Marvel), stilt-walking, and creates and leads parades.

As an arts educator, Robert offers classes that feature performance art skills, including Cartooning, Clowning, Pirate Treasure Hunt, Optical Illusions (led by Professor Op), the Art and Science of Harry Potter Magic, Mask-Making and Parades. His classes have been featured at art museums, alternative schools, libraries, and community colleges.

His education includes clown training at Wavy Gravy’s Camp WinnaRainbow and the tutelage of Bubbles the Clown/Alicia the Mermaid. The Vashon Island IsleWilde community directed his early performance art experience, where he learned to operate giant puppets and act in community ritual plays.

To find out more about Zippedy, visit his website listed below.

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