About A.P.A.C.


Clown Town











"Clowning and making people laugh is some much fun, and your course has helped me so much."


Gloria  "Jazzy the Clown"  Massillon, OH


Imagine not having to worry about getting to class on time because the courses are available to you whenever you would like to logon. Imagine an educational course so practical that you can take what you learn online in the morning and put it to use that afternoon.

"I am enjoying the courses. Your info is so easy to understand and so helpful."

Julia  "Twinkles the Clown"  Rome, GA.

   Don't be Nervous!

Anyone beginning an Internet course for the first time has reservations. Many students feel that they will receive "less of an education" by taking a web course rather than a traditional classroom lecture course. Many are afraid that they will not be able to handle the technology. While these concerns are understandable, they are not accurate. Research has shown that distance learning students perform as well or better than traditional classroom students. Learn at you own pace at home.

Through the Internet, you can access the material any time.

"Flutter, Overall I am really enjoying this course. I am sure that it will be a valuable experience to me."

Joseph  San Antonio, TX


 "The concept has to be to deliver education to the people
rather than people to the education."
- Glenn Jones, founder & CEO of International University.


I am the primary instructor,

Julie H. Buckley, AKA

"Flutter Ficklebottom."

I began clowning 19 years ago after attending a week-long summer clown school. Since that first school, I have attended a least 16 additional schools. I have taught at many workshops and conventions as well as directing the clowning division of the SC Southern Baptist Creative Ministry Festival for 9 years. I have successfully conducted two weekend workshops in Columbia, SC. Clowning full-time for these 19 years, my experience has been broad. I have performed at:

  • Children parties 
  • Corporate functions 
  • Educational programs in schools & libraries 
  • Restaurants 
  • Trade Shows 
  • Fairs 
  • Parades 
  • Hospitals & Nursing homes 
  • Churches 

In 1997, I had the opportunity to get a taste of circus life when I performed spot lighted center ring routines with the Royal Hanniford Circus.

 Please feel free to E-Mail me: 

 "I am reading lots of great information on your sight - almost too much to absorb at once!"S. ReesB.C.



        • The History of Clowning 
        • The Clown Look 
        • The Clown Skills 
        • Comedy Material 
        • The Business Side 
        • Job Opportunities 
        • The Clown Ministry 
        • Humor's Effect on Stress 


Lessons are accessed by a password (supplied after payment is received.)   Depending on when we receive your payment, this can be within 12 to 36 hours.  Passwords are Tracked: This is for you and you alone. If we find other students using your password, you are immediately terminated, and you can be liable for paying for every other student we discovered using your password. Academy of Performing Arts operates on the honor system. We expect you to be honorable.

"By the way, I am really enjoying the class, it is very thorough and comprehensive. I really feel like I learned a lot! "

M. Sulkin


Browse our site and discover a new way of learning 

on the net!

Complete the registration form and try Course 1 -

The History of Clowning



All test questions will come from the web material. Test questions are typically multiple choices or matching.

 A:     100-90%
B:      91-80%
C:      70-81%
Unacceptable: 69-below%


Upon  successful completion of the online course material (Courses 1-6), You will receive a Certificate of Completion in Basic Clowning


You may register for one course at a time  or order the 5 courses all at once.

Register now for the Special Price...

$175.00 for all five courses.

 Payment may be through Pay Pal or money order.


Depending on your study habits, each lesson can be finished in an average of 4-6 hours. This entire course can be completed in a long weekend, but there will be times that you'll need to refer back to it. Your password is good for 90 days (3 months).


Almost every page has a JPEG graphic. Please be patient as each page loads.   You have permission to print out one copy of each screen page for your three ring binder.

copyright Julie Buckley 
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