Cris Johnson’s Magic Workshop
Would you like to see your YA readers enthusiastically check out books from all kinds of sections in your library? Read on…
If you are looking for programs that really “grab” YAs, this program is for you! As you can tell if you’ve visited other pages on my website, I’m a bit obsessed with magic. It started off as a goofy hobby that my mother didn’t (and still doesn’t) understand and has grown into a fun and creative way to make a living.
While many dismiss magic, the truth is, magic promotes creativity and brain growth – all of the hallmarks of a good way to spend your time! With all that in mind, and the fact that kids are constantly asking me to teach them magic after one of my shows, I’ve finally put together “Cris Johnson’s Magic Workshop.” This program is exciting, high energy, high quality, interactive, and really interests young adults! The best part? Because it is SO interactive, the very nature of it stimulates further reading.
“Cris Johnson’s Magic Workshop” is a YA program that teaches 9-15 year olds magic tricks, magic history, and stagecraft, while building their confidence and motivating them to explore the library to learn more! Developed by a professional magician with nearly 20 years’ experience across North America, (that’s me!), this is a workshop that your readers will talk about all summer.
This 60 minute young adult magic workshop will provide YA readers the materials and knowledge to perform a half dozen magic tricks and will expose them to different subjects (such as psychology, stagecraft, and history) in the library to enable them to learn more about this fascinating performance art. Attendees will see a brief magic show, learn how to perform beginning-level magic effects, learn some of the introduced to some of history and important people of magic, and introduced to ways that the library can help them learn even more about this amazing subject.
There are summer program performers and authors who don’t quite measure up to their promotional materials. Some are good at their skill but are not as adept at teaching that skill – it takes talent to not just give the kids the information but to also ensure that understand and can use that information.
“Cris Johnson’s Magic Workshop” brings you the best of all worlds. This workshop has been carefully designed to give the kids attending some real-world knowledge of not only the secrets of magic (which is what first draws their attention) but how to perform the tricks as well as an appreciation of the history of magic and stagecraft. This is a YA program your kids and parents will LOVE –- simply because it’s so interactive!
Each attendee will receive:
• Printed instructions for each of the 6 magic effects
• Everything needed to perform these 6 tricks covered in the workshop
• Instruction by one of the nation’s busiest childrens’ presenters in schools and libraries
• A list of resources (print and internet) that will encourage further exploration of this amazing performance art
• Encouragement and inspiration to visit the library to learn more!
The Library will receive:
• A digital copy of a flyer that can be duplicated to promote the event
• A customized-for-your-event press release that can be sent to media outlets to generate more interest
• An amazing, interactive workshop that kids will remember for months
• Excited readers who will return to your library for more information
• Thanks for both attendees and parents for providing a wonderful experience!
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you schedule your Magic Workshop immediately before or after Cris Johnson’s Children’s Summer Reading Program in the same building on the same day, you can save BIG on both programs!
If for any reason you don’t feel I delivered what you expected, not only will I give you a full refund but I will also donate $500 to your library…and in 15 years of performing all across North America, NO ONE has ever taken me up on my guarantee!
Call me at (716) 940-8963 (that’s my cell phone) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!