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Tom Stone does magic with red balls

Art of Magic – Oslo

February 1, 2019 @ 09:00 - February 3, 2019 @ 15:00 CET 5800$

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Kursen förutsätter generella förkunskaper. Om det blir internationella deltagare kommer workshopen ges på Engelska.

This 3 day workshop is conducted in English (unless all participants are Norwegians).
Required prerequisite knowledge: A general knowledge about conjuring.
Instructor: Tom Stone.


Friday, February 1

  • 09:00 – 10:00 – Workshop: The Effect!
  • 10:00 – 12:00 – Workshop: Dramatic tools
  • 12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch.
  • 13:00 – 16:00 – Workshop: Misdirection.

Saturday, February 2

  • 09:00 – 12:00 – Workshop: Deceptive Structure
  • 12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch.
  • 13:00 – 16:00 – Workshop: Motion Vectors

Sunday, February 3

  • 09:00 – 12:00 – Workshop: Applications
  • 12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch.
  • 13:00 – 14:00 – Final Performances.
  • 14:00 – 15:00 – Evaluation.

Learning objective: On completion of the workshop, the student should:

  • Be able to practice and apply misdirection, dramatic techniques and non-linear methods.
  • Be able to confidently work with the brainstorming process in relation to any given theme.
  • Be able to cogently discuss, research and experiment with colleagues in both magic and related artistic fields.


In general:
Make sure you have pen and notepad. You will get hundreds of ideas, and any idea not written down will be instantly forgotten.
You will probably want to document some of the work you do, so make sure you have plenty of free memory in your devices so you can film and photograph your ideas.
A good idea is that all participants collaborate with the notes and create a mutual document afterwards.

Exercises in misdirection:
Bring a few coins in a size that is comfortable to you to palm.
Also, bring a few identical small objects that are comfortable to finger palm (maybe small rubber balls, balls from Cups & Balls, small toys, marbles, pebbles from the ground… anything).
And one object that can act as a magic wand (a wand, a drumstick, a large pencil, a stirring stick for drinks… something).

Exercises in structure and routine construction:
You need to bring 2-3 simple and short tricks that you can perform. It does not need to be good or advanced tricks, it can even be something from a magic set for kids. But they should be different, not too similar. The purpose is to learn how to build the structure of a routine or an act, so the nature and quality of the actual tricks are not important. The simpler the better.

Creativity exercises:
Bring a small kit of your favorite solutions.
If you like to use magnets and strings to solve magic problems, bring magnets and strings.
If you often solve magic problems by gluing stuff together; bring glue.
If you tend to use black art; bring black material.
And if you don’t have any favorite solutions to magic problems, don’t worry; just bring yourself.

On the last day you will apply all the new knowledge on your own material, so bring a trick or routine you want to work on. Preferably, choose either a very old routine that you’ve become awfully tired of and want to breath new life into, or a rather new piece that you still are in the process of figuring out.

For some of the exercises you will likely want to add music, so load up your devices with a good assortment of music in various moods; upbeat, sad, happy, spooky, dramatic, soft, rhythmic…


The workshop is held in Oslo, Norway. The exact locale have not been set yet.

Limited seats

The workshop is limited to 12 attendees, and the seats tend to go fast.


You will need to arrange lodging on your own.

Cancelation policy

If you cancel before January 25, you will get the full amount reimbursed.
A cancelation January 25 or later, but before the January 31, you will get 50% returned.
Cancelation on January 31 or later, no reimbursment.

5800 SEK. (About 5300 NOK, or 555 Euros)


February 1, 2019 @ 09:00 CET
February 3, 2019 @ 15:00 CET
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