Ever wanted a better introduction than "what's your name" or "how are you?"
Ever wanted to distinguish yourself, or hold the attention of a room of people with a borrowed, $2, worn-down deck of cards?
Ever been asked to showcase a talent, but froze?
“What is Magic? The power of magic is not in the trick we think we see... It's the act itself... The image a magician creates... The way it makes us feel... That certain sense of childlike wonder...” -David Blaine
The decal will take place at 5-6:30 on Tu and Thur. The first day of class on the Feb 4th is mandatory.
Key Learning Outcomes
From this course, students will become familiar with magic, understand the psychology behind how magic tricks work, perform magic tricks confidently in any situation (e.g. to strangers), and learn the basics of creating their own magic. As a result, students will be able to take the lessons and principles they learn from magic and apply them to their own careers and goals.
That's all fine and dandy, but what effects exactly will students be able to perform? The sleights we teach and theories about creating a magical experience can be applied to an infinite number of tricks, limited only by creativity. However, here are some of the effects possible.
Transposition: Two signed, unique cards chosen by the spectator switch places while held by the spectator.
Change: An indifferent card visually dissolves into the spectator's chosen card.
Sandwich control: Under impossible circumstances, a card is found and visually sandwiched by two other cards.
Predictions: The spectator's thought of card is fairly predicted from the start of the routine.
Order from Chaos: The cards are mixed far more chaotically than a simple shuffle, and impossibly separates into its original condition, without the magician's interference.
Vanishes: The spectator's selection vanishes visually and appears in the spectator's hand.
Other tricks are taught too, but these are just a few to whet your appetite. All students will be able to do these tricks by the end of the semester, with practice.
We also have a Magic Club on campus. If you would like to join the club's email list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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