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Chicago Magic College

The Chicago MAgic Lounge is now offering MAgic Classes

The mission of the Chicago Magic College is to develop, support and grow the magic community. The courses are designed not only to teach you magic tricks, but also how to create a full magic performance. We will offer a range of classes for students of all experience levels – from the magic enthusiast looking to entertain friends and family to the professional magician who wants to refine their performance and technique.

 John Sturk - professional magician, Music Director and co-founding member of the Chicago Magic Lounge

MAgic 101: MAgic for Mortals

4 week course: Saturdays, July 7 - 28 @ 1 - 3Pm

Showcase: Sunday, July 29 @ 5pm

Instructor: John Sturk

Registration fee: $350

Magic for Mortals is the ideal class for the curious non-magician. You do not need to have a background in performance or magic, just a love for the magical arts. Students in this class will learn basic magic techniques from a professional magician using cards, coins and everyday objects. By the end of this course, students will be ready to perform magic at a moment’s notice, anytime, anywhere.

The course consists of four 2-hour classes, followed by a student showcase where you can show off your new magic skills to your family and friends in our beautiful Harry Blackstone Cabaret.

As a part of your registration fee, you will also receive a magic kit curated by the instructor with all of the supplies needed for each class. Class size is limited to 10 students to ensure maximum attention from the instructor.

Please note: Students must be 18 years or older to participate.



MAgic 102: Intro to Magic Performance

4 week course: Saturdays August 11 - September 8

Showcase: Sunday, September 9 @ 6:30pm

Registration will begin July 16

Magic 102 lays the foundations for professional-level magic performance through the teaching of principles that can be applied across different genres and performance venues of magic. 

Class size is limited to 10 students in order to ensure maximum attention from the instructor. Students must complete Magic 101 or receive instructor approval in order to join the class.

Please note: There will be no class on Saturday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day.

Coming Soon...

Master Class Intensives in Bar Bets, Mentalism, Stand-Up Magic and much more...

If you have questions about registration or classes, contact us at college@chicagomagiclounge.com