Students at Lady’s Island Elementary School enjoyed a weeklong residency by teaching artist Jef Lambdin from Lumberton, North Carolina.

Jef instructed all 2nd – 4th graders in balancing, juggling and various circus arts. He held workshops daily for 26 students in the Seriously Fun-e Clowns, concentrating on communicating through body language, improvisation,  ensemble techniques and preparing skits for their final performance for students and parents.

         Jef Lambdin has 35 years experience and has toured the U.S. performing.  He is currently on the SC Arts Commission Artist roster, performing solo mime,  mask theatre workshops, and residencies for elementary to university level.

         The Fun-e (education) Clowns wrote letters of appreciation to Mr. Jef with pictures of their favorite memory.  Caroline Baker, a 4th grade Clown wrote, “I enjoyed how you taught me to juggle and balance a pole,” and 3rd grade Clown, Madison Wyman, not only enjoyed the flips but summed up everyone’s feelings by writing, “You worked great with us. You were the best!”

         Jef Lambdin’s week-long arts residency at LIES was made possible by the Beaufort County School District.