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Jared Kopf: Casting the Spell: Magic as a Natural Phenomenon, Sundays 11a, Aug 8 - Sep 5, 2021 (5 Week Class)

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Zoom Class Details:
Class Dates: 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29, 9/5
Day: Sundays
Time: 11a (PST) / 2p (EST)
Duration: 1 HOUR
Only 20 Seats Available

Casting the Spell: Magic as a Natural Phenomenon


Part survey, part technical instruction, this course explores the role of the magician in culture and folklore, from the ancient shaman to the modern entertainer. Each of the five lessons will feature a strong, practical effect of classical magic, mentalism, sleight-of-hand card magic, or even so-called fortune telling. The course will also touch on several theatrical concerns, such as scaling effects, presentation, and audience management.

To illustrate these topics and principles, the class will examine the Cups & Balls, the Linking Rings, Hofzinser's Everywhere & Nowhere, The Tarot is Typically Tommyrot Two, Pseudo-psychometry, the Egg Bag, and any others that come to mind.

Students will receive reading material and exercises weekly.


While the course will cover some advanced material, the class is appropriate for students of most skill levels.


Jared Kopf performs magic and interprets symbols all over the world. Sometimes, he and a company of wizards create practical effects for live events, films, and TV shows such as The Eye Ball, Red Thread, A Ghost Story, Light from Light, and National Geographic's Breakthrough. Other times, he pretends to be someone else on a stage or in a movie. Once, in Changchun, he found the Philosopher's Stone and turned lead into gold. Occasionally, he reads the tarot for free outside a cafe on Greenville Avenue, just down the street from his home in Dallas, Texas where he lives with the sorceress Elayna Mitchell and their son Martin, who draws people's dreams in a notebook.

Class Policies

It is mandatory that all students have a working video camera and leave it on for the duration of each class.

These sessions are not to be recorded. Please do not use Zoom’s recording feature, or third-party recording software to store these classes for later viewing.

Registration can be cancelled or changed until 5 days prior to the class start date. If you are purchasing classes as a gift, it is your responsibility to inform us of the recipient’s name during checkout or by emailing Late cancellations, transfers, name changes cannot be accommodated after the cancellation/change cutoff date.

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 6th, 2021
I loved every minute of this class with Jared. It was thought provoking, entertaining, insightful and challenging. Jared covered theory, sleights, routines, a very practical approach to scripting and so much more. I especially enjoyed hearing Jared discuss his views on magic. On top of all that, Jared was incredibly generous with his time and was extremely open to questions. I could go on and on, but here’s the deal: if you love magic—and especially if you love exploring the meaning of magic, then you will love Jared’s class. I am so glad I had this opportunity. Thanks Jared!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 30th, 2021
I took a chance with this class since this was my first exposure to Mr. Kopf and boy, am I glad to have signed up. In addition to the adjective glad, I am also thrilled, delighted and mesmerized !
Mr.Kopf is not an actor playing the role of a magician. He is a Real Wizard doing Real Wizardry. In his presence magic simply happens!!! He took classic pieces of magic like the Linking rings, Egg bag, McDonalds aces ( just to name a few ) and showed us how to create impactful unforgettable experiences for the audience. His emphasis on audience centric wizardry presented in a conversational style is pure mind blowing dynamite.
Mr.Kopf was very generous with his time as sometimes the 1 hour class became 3 times as long and yet he continued to explain, clarify and teach. I enjoyed every minute of this class and would exhort anyone who wants to elevate their magic to not miss an opportunity to hang out with Mr.Kopf.
Would love to see more of Mr.Kopf in future Penguin Magic School classes. Thank you Mr.Kopf ! Thank you Penguinmagic!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 23rd, 2021
3 classes and my magic is getting so much more meaningful.
Really mind blowing classes, I am relooking at "tricks" I was doing for years and transforming them and elevating them into conversation pieces that audiences will remember.... forever.
Jared is incredible. So fortunate to be in his class.
A real master class.
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