Magic I will focus on basic principles of card and coin magic including forces, controls, and rudimentary palming as well as discussions involving the history and theory of magic that will allow the student to develop appreciation for the art form.

This class is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to perform basic magic combining instructor presentation, step-by-step explanation, hands-on instruction, practice techniques, group practice sessions and individual performance.

Props will be provided by the Academy of Magical Arts and include cards, close up pad, half dollars (2), English pennies (1), rubber bands, wand, silks (2), cups and balls, notebook and pen as well as index cards.


  • Identify, Describe, & Demonstrate:
  • Key principles of Magic.
  • Basic styles of Magic.
  • Fundamental effects.
  • Identify, Describe, & Evaluate key elements of flashing.
  • Practice basic handling techniques for common magic props.
  • Create, Perform & Evaluate an original story line incorporating a magic effect.
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