Workshops

 

One of the parents called just to tell me this was the best workshop her son had ever taken. He was excited and even practiced the homework you assigned. She said whatever you were being paid, you were worth two or three times that!
Parent comment to school supervisor, 4 week magic class for grades 6-8

View photos of magic workshop here

Ed teaches workshops in magic, advanced magic, juggling and balloon sculpture for grades 6-12 and adults. 

 

For libraries, a workshop is the perfect offering teens!  For birthday parties, combine a 30 minute magic show with a 30 minute workshop.  Or have a 1 hour workshop for a teenage party.

Ed currently teaches Magic, Advanced Magic, Juggling and Balloon Scultpure workshops at the Princeton Adult School.

Basic Magic Workshop

Each 60 minute workshop (Grades 6-12) includes the following:

  • Learn some various types of tricks: card, coins, mentalism.
  • The tricks taught involve some simple sleight of hand.
  • Students perform for each other.
  • All materials are included in the workshop.
  • Take Home Booklets explaining the tricks are given to each student.

Advanced Magic Workshop

Each 60 minute workshop (Grades 6-12) includes the following:

  • Builds on the principles taught in the Basic Magic Workshop.
  • Learn some advanced card and coin sleight of hand.
  • Other topics are covered including mentalism, sponge balls or paddle tricks.
  • The students still perform for each other.
  • All materials are included in the workshop.
  • Take Home Booklets explaining the tricks are given to each student.

Magic Workshop – The Series

This workshop is a series of 2 to 8 classes that can be 1, 1.5 or 2 hours in length. Workshop lengths and contents are dependent on the age of the children attending. This workshop series is appropriate for children grades 4-12 and adults as well.

The emphasis is on performing magic and routining a magic act that is performed in the final class. As such, each class does have homework assignments. Contents of the course may vary, but usually covers:

  • Various types of magic are covered: coin, card, rope, etc.
  • How to Practice.
  • Performance techniques.
  • Developing Patter.
  • Magic History.
  • Routining a Magic act with tricks of their choice.
  • Final Performances.
  • Take Home Booklets explaining the tricks are given to each student.

Balloon Sculpture Workshop

View some photos of our workshop here

This 60 minute workshop (Grades 6-12) includes the following:

  • How to correctly inflate a 260 ballon and tie it off.
  • Learning the basic twists.
  • Starting with a simple animal like a fish.
  • Moving up to the most familiar balloon animal – a doggie!
  • Learn other animals based on the basic dog figure.
  • Balloons and all workshop materials are provided.

Juggling Workshop

Juggling is a wonderful skill – it combines eye-hand coordination, aerobic exercise, fun, and entertainment. This 60 minute workshop (Grades 6-12) includes:

  • An initial demonstration of juggling balls, pins, etc.
  • Exploring that all these items were juggled with the cascade pattern.
  • One ball – learning how to throw, catch and throw a correct arc.
  • Two balls – timing and practice techniques.
  • Three balls – more advanced techniques.