A Showman, a performer, a designer, a marketeer, a businessman, an engineer, a Magician? The Illusioneer is all these things and in learning and practicing the craft of Magic uses all these skills. Learning through Magic is not only beneficial but great fun and provides an interesting insight. into all these areas. You can attend a workshop whenever you like, providing The illusioneer is available.
These workshops are specially designed for individuals who are 11 years old or older for one on one tuition but you can add an additional person to your sessions, the cost is per head.
There are 2 progressive 2 hour sessions to choose from, the cost is £80 per session, per person or £150 for both sessions. Included in the price are some of the props used in the workshop and needed to practice at home. These two sessions are a great starter kit for anyone who is interested in Illusion & Magic.
Barrie is a master and I think everyone with a wish to improve will gain an enormous advantage by being tutored by him. I think the advice he gave me will be useful in life generally and I am really glad I chose the workshop for my birthday present. The library is unbelievably marvelous and his mixture of science, magic and illusion is brilliant and inspired. Magic is all in the mind and Barrie totally gets it. Wow!
To say that my grandsons enjoyed the workshop would be an understatement. Quote: "If you've got other friends like that, I wanna meet them!" Everyone's become their audience as they practice their new skills and it's a long time since I've seen them so enthused by anything. They've also learned a bit about how the mind can create its own illusions, which will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives.
My daughter came back from the workshop so full of ideas I found it a nightmare, everywhere I went I was followed and a magic trick appeared! Now she's calmed down and asks me to watch a trick every few days and she's getting better and better. She now wants more private lessons.
I have to confess that taking part in your three session course made me realise that "magic" has to be taken seriously and requires the same degree of dedication as any other profession. I considered your training to be well balanced, informative and and an excellent introduction to the history and practice of the art of "high magic". I was utterly gob-smacked by the range of information both audio-visual and literary available in you workshop/studio in addition to the range of props and equipment necessary for the skilled practitioner.