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Tom Stone does magic with red balls

Art of Magic – Stockholm

October 29, 2018 @ 09:00 - October 31, 2018 @ 16:00 CET 5800$

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

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


Monday, October 29

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

Tuesday, October 30

  • 09:00 – 12:00 – Workshop: Deceptive Structure
  • 12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch.
  • 13:00 – 14:00 – Workshop: Motion Vectors
  • 14:00 – 16:00 – Workshop: Status
  • 19:00 – 21:00(Optional) Visit the experimental magic show Mystique.

Wednesday, October 31

  • 09:00 – 12:00 – Workshop: Applications
  • 12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch.
  • 13:00 – 14:00 – Performance.
  • 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 Venue

The workshop is held at Subtopia, a culture hub in the southern suburbs of Stockholm, Sweden.

Limited seats

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


You will need to arrange lodging on your own. The area in Stockholm where the workshop is held is called Alby, so you can search for “hotels near Alby” on Google, or enter the area into AirBNB, or check via our Facebook page whether there are any local participants that might have a guest room to rent out. Anywhere along the Red subway line “Norsborg” would be a good choice.

Cancelation policy

If you cancel before October 21, you will get the full amount reimbursed.
A cancelation October 21 or later, but before the October 28, you will get 50% returned.
Cancelation on October 28 or later, no reimbursment.

5800 SEK. (About 555 Euros)


October 29, 2018 @ 09:00 CET
October 31, 2018 @ 16:00 CET
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Tom Stone
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Rotemannavägen 10
Norsborg, Stockholm 145 57 Sweden
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