Card Methods

Recommended age range 10 – 14. 

Class is appropriate for ages ten and older, but we try to keep groups close to the same age.  

The emphasis of this class is card tricks.  It is best if students know how to riffle shuffle before attending the class, but the shuffle is not required.  Students will learn multiple tricks but will also learn to make and use gimmicked cards.  Not all tricks are listed because this class not only teaches students tricks; it also teaches methods to create tricks.

Class syllabus with approximate times.  Trick names are in italics.

10:00 a.m.    Introduction and registration.
10:15 a.m.     Performance of three-card monte, two-card monte, oil & water, and other sample tricks.
10:30 a.m.    Construction of gimmicked cards (splits, doubles, smooth-rough, etc.)
11:45 a.m.    Practice gimmicked card tricks (three-card-monte, peek, etc.)
12:20 p.m.    Lunch with a performance of non-gimmick tricks
1:00 p.m.      Training of non-gimmick tricks
1:30 p.m.      Review and practice tricks and use of gimmicks
3:00 p.m.      End of class