Are you ready to learn magic?

You’ve come to the right place! The Academy of Magical Arts, the premier Magic association in the world, is now offering “virtual learning” via Zoom for both beginners and seasoned conjurers.


Get a jump-start on learning from some of the best magicians around. Our instructors, with decades of experience as professional magicians, will guide you through the Past, Present and Future of magic theory.

You do not need to be a member of the Academy to sign up for magic classes. These classes also make a great gift for a loved one, a Holiday gift, Birthday gift, or even a Pandemic gift for someone you know has always wanted to take magic classes.

Our Magic classes are a first step in possibly becoming a member of our club. If you have questions about becoming a Magician or Associate (the AMA’s non- magician membership) member of the Academy, please contact membership@magiccastle.com.


Essential Classes

Our courses are structured for anyone looking to advance their skills in magic.  Whether you are an aspiring magician or a professional performer, we have a perfect fit for you.  If you have any questions about which level is right for you, please contact us at amaclasses@magiccastle.com.

Classes are held once a week over a six-week semester. Each class is 2 hours, with no more than 12 students to each class. We strive to allow for personal instruction, as well as questions and feedback.  We offer both morning and evening classes seven days a week; all classes are taught in PST.

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AMA's Magic Classes provide a positive, safe, inclusive and non-discriminatory environment. We proudly embrace all genders, sexual identities, sexual orientations, nationalities, ethnicities, cultures, religions, abilities and everything in between. Additionally, if you are concerned about any physical or learning disabilities you may have, we are happy to discuss ways we can make our program accessible to you.

Please note: Enrollments can be cancelled or changed until 14 days prior to the class start date. If you are purchasing classes as a gift, it is your responsibility to inform us of the recipient’s name during checkout or by emailing amaclasses@magiccastle.com. Late cancellations, transfers, name changes cannot be accommodated after the cancellation/change cutoff date.

  

MAGIC I

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.

Course Objectives:

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

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.

 

MAGIC II

Magic II will introduce students to slightly more advanced card and coin effects as well as introduce sponge ball magic. Theoretical discussions will include the key elements of misdirection, overcoming stage fright, and keys to effective audience management.

This class is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to perform intermediate magic giving students slightly more advanced and complex concepts, as well as principles and effects that require more involved techniques. It will combine instructor presentation, step-by-step explanation, hands-on instruction, group practice sessions and individual performance.

Course Objectives:

  • Practice basic handling techniques for common magic props.
  • Identify, Describe and Demonstrate fundamental slights.
  • Identify, Describe, and Demonstrate the key elements of misdirection.
  • Identify and Describe the key principles of Parlour Magic.
  • Create, Perform and Evaluate an original story line incorporating a magic effect.

Props will be provided by the Academy of Magical Arts and include a close up pad (if you have not taken Magic I), cards, half dollars (2), shot glass, paper napkins, sponge balls, rubber bands, wand, fingers rings, white rope, notebook and pen as well as index cards.

 

MAGIC III

Magic III students will delve deeper into the key principles of Parlour magic as well as create, perform and be evaluated on an original magic routine. Theoretical discussions will include physical misdirection, verbal misdirection and time misdirection.

This class is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to perform advanced magic giving students slightly more advanced and complex concepts, as well as principles and effects that require more involved techniques. It will combine instructor presentation, step-by-step explanation, hands-on instruction, group practice sessions and individual performance.

Course Objectives:

  • Practice basic handling techniques for common magic props.
  • Identify, Describe and Demonstrate fundamental slights.
  • Identify, Describe, and Demonstrate the key elements of misdirection.
  • Identify and Describe the key principles of Parlour Magic.
  • Create, Perform and Evaluate an original story line incorporating a magic effect.

Props will be provided by the Academy of Magical Arts, and include a close-up pad (if you have not taken Magic I), cards, rubber bands, wand, bottle caps, notebook and pen as well as index cards.

 

MAGIC IV

Magic IV students will explore presentation styles that best suit their personality as well as spend time on the importance of writing original patter (including humor or appropriate comedy) including how to link a variety of effects together into a cohesive routine. Advanced techniques involving dollar bills, cards and coins will be taught including magic with gimmick-ed cards and coins.

This course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to perfect student performances by transitioning between effects, finding a unique style, learning how to handle crowds, and much more. It will combine instructor presentation, step-by-step explanation, hands-on instruction, group practice sessions and individual performance.

Course Objectives:

  • Practice basic handling techniques for common magic props.
  • Identify, Describe and Demonstrate fundamental transitioning effects
  • Identify, Describe, and Demonstrate the key elements of crowd handling.
  • Create a unique personal magic style.
  • Create, Perform and Evaluate an original story line incorporating a magic effect.

Props will be provided by the Academy of Magical Arts and include a close up pad (if you have not taken Magic I), wand, half dollars (6), finger ring, paddle (blank), scissors, newspaper, baby powder, white rope (1-4 ft), rubber bands, notebook and pen as well as index cards. 

 

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