This Course Will Run over Four Wednesday evenings – the 14th, 21st, and 28th of April and 5th of May from 7:30-9pm. Ticket price is for the full course
Join professional magician, Oliver Garwood, for a beginner’s course in the conjuring arts. Learn the secrets of prestidigitation and legerdemain. No need to buy expensive magic props, everything you need is probably already in a draw at home! Over four 90-minute sessions Oliver will teach you sleight of hand and presentation along with a bit of magical history and probably a story or two, or three. Effects taught will include card tricks, coin vanishing and penetration, rubber band magic and the famous cups & balls trick! If you have ever wanted to be able to amaze and amuse your friends then this is the course for you, or even if you don’t want to do that want to know how the tricks are done then this is still the course for you.
Week One – Card Magic
Types of cards – poker/bridge
Holding and shuffling
Injog/ False Shuffles (card controls)/ Breaks/ Double Lift/ False cut
Simple routine – card between jokers
Forcing – slip force, cross cut (time delay)
Reveals and making a routine (narrative) – ‘moment of magic’
Ambitious card – injog card add, false shuffle, double lift, card in centre final reveal.
Alternatives to cards – business cards, slices of cheese?
Week Two – Impromptu Magic
Betcha’s – fun games to win drinks! 3 glasses, impossible knot
Hunters knot – false knot then routine.
Coin vanish – French drop, retention vanish
Palming coins – classic, finger, Ramsay Subtlety
Pen & Coin routine
Jumping Rubber Band
Week Three – Parlour Magic
Cups & Balls – history, performance, discussion on cups and ball choices
Paddle Move – knife and dry wipe marker
Grandma’s Necklace – shoe laces and handkerchief
Week Four – Balls and Mentalism
Tissue Paper ball vanish, multiply, ten step routine.
One Ahead Mind Reading Routine
Coin Stack Prediction – multiple out
Pack of Cards
Coins – I will advise on the preceding week what coins and sizes etc.
Pen and notebook
Knife (not sharp!) – butter knife if possible
Shoelaces (pair of, long as possible)
Viktor Wynd met Oliver a few years ago when he took some lessons and found them wonderful. Oliver Garwood has been a professional entertainer for over 20 years. From managing entertainment in hotels and holiday centres across the UK and abroad he has performed for thousands of enthralled audiences, Oliver was also resident magician at a dedicated magic museum. Oliver has been a keen magician since the age of 8 when received a Paul Daniel’s Magic Set for Christmas, his work in various areas of entertainment has helped hone this skill which he is sharing with you in this beginner’s course in conjuring.