Balloon Sculpting and Basic Magic
Course Dates: Mar. 26, Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 2013
Course Times: 9-11 a.m.
Term: 2013 Spring
This course will be five to six classes on balloon twisting, with the goal that the participants will be able to create at least twenty different balloon figures as well as read and follow standard written balloon instructions. The goal of the two to three magic classes will focus on four to six basic magic illusions using household or self-made props or a deck of cards. In the process, improved hand-eye coordination, small muscle control, story-telling, understanding of the Zen of impermanence, and fun will result. Required text: Captain Visual’s Big Book of Balloons. Cost: $25. Materials fee: $15, for balloons, balloon pump, and optional magic deck of cards to be paid to the instructor at the first class. The instructor will order the supplies for the group to gain discounts for everyone.
Examples of Balloon Sculpting
Ira Sloan (email@example.com) has taught balloon sculpting and magic at the College for Seniors in the past. He has also performed both at the College for Seniors as well as publicly at parties and events. Carolyn Shorkey (firstname.lastname@example.org), a graduate of a previous course that Ira taught, will assist him as he demonstrates various techniques of balloon sculpting.
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