Through the art of magic, students will explore their curiosity, build creativity and confidence, learn to develop presentations, and perform magic with finesse and flair! We will learn amazing magic tricks performed with items easily found at home or in the classroom – paper clips, rubber bands, money, toothpicks, cards, pencils, etc!
This class is specifically designed to live-stream into classrooms and is for individuals on the autism spectrum and those who may have limited movement, sensory and/or complex communication needs. Participants should have a cognitive level of age 7 +. Three to five class sessions are recommended. Schools who book 4-5 sessions will have a culminating live-stream performance for family and friends! Classes are scheduled for mutually agreeable dates and times between the instructor and the school representative.
Instructor: Kevin Spencer
Kevin Spencer is an award-winning performing artist who, for more than 25 years, toured the world with one of the largest and most successful theatrical illusion productions in the U.S. As an educator, he works to create inclusive communities where everyone experiences an authentic sense of belonging. His work focuses on using the art of magic to impact the lives of children with autism, developmental disabilities, intellectual challenges, emotional behavior disorders, and those who have experienced trauma.
He is a Fulbright Specialist on arts integration for special populations for the U.S. Department of State, faculty in the department of education at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, a research consultant for the Occupational Therapy department and Institute of Arts in Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for the American Occupational Therapy Association. He has earned a B.S. in Psychology, M.Ed. in Arts Integration, and is a PhD candidate in special education.
Maximum class size: 20 (students may need assistance from teachers)
1 session = $350
2 sessions = $675
3 sessions = $1,000
4 sessions = $1,300
5 sessions = $1,5000
Three to five class sessions are recommended. Schools who book 4-5 sessions will have a culminating “live stream” performance for family and friends! Classes are scheduled for a mutually agreeable time between the instructor and the school representative.
This program is registered with Nassau and Suffolk County BOCES Arts in Education Services. To learn more and book a VIRTUAL MAGIC program, contact Stephanie Turner, Director of Education and Outreach. 516-299-2388, firstname.lastname@example.org