2018 Music City Creative Ministries Conference Lectures
Message Magic For "Kids of all ages" by Duane Laflin
Tricks and illusions with gospel themes. The emphasis is on "fun" magical experiences that convey spiritual truth.
Magic that Wins, Wows and Witnesses! by Duane Laflin
Not every trick must have a message. Some tricks are for the purpose of "winning the right to be heard." Other tricks must illustrate a message. This is a combination of "win them over" tricks with "give a clear witness" illustrations.
More Gospel Magic by Duane Laflin
Last minute additional lecture by one of the best instructors of gospel magic.
Magic That Amazes by Steve VarroOver the years Steve Varro has come across effects that just blew him away, some were used some were not, but all left him amazed in one way or another. Either he was amazed at the outcome or amazed by the method and he hopes participants will be also.
Flash Back by Bruce Amato
Bruce will ‘flash back’
on some of his best work over the years, featuring a little bit of everything
including close up, parlor and stage effects.
Gospel Magic You Can Do by Tom Gibson
Special added lecture by a practicing gospel magician who makes, adapts and repurposes effects to illustrate specific Bible stories or messages on a weekly basis..
Thinking 'Outside the Trunk' by David Turner
Make your act a little
unconventional with creative thinking using simple ideas that are considered ‘outside
the trunk’ to make your act unique!
Puppets by Steve Pennington
Learn about puppetry from one of the best in the business.
'Mime' Your Own Business by Tay Williams
For years mime has been given "the silent
treatment." So Mr, Tay created ways to make it burst
with excitement and fun for the ‘ears
that are watching and eyes that are listening.’ Learn creative ways to
add to any presentation, incorporating performance art techniques without
use of speech. Discover how to have a little "magic" in our
Marker Magic by John Welcher
This workshop teaches how to use markers and paper or dry erase
board to share the gospel in a very unique way. Some basic information and at
least four message presentations will be shared.
Simple Gospel Magic Messages by John Welcher
John has taught
this class for over 20 years at ministry conferences around the country. Come
learn ‘five minute messages’ you can do with everyday objects to share the magic
of salvation. Over eight messages will be shared.
Building Vent Figures by Steve KilgoreEver
want to build your own vent figure? This
is the class to learn everything you ever wanted to know about making a vent
figure! Learn tips to save much time
Clowning/Balloons/Face Painting Lectures
ABCs of Balloons by Glenna Thompson aka Daisy the Clown
Learn some basic twists. Starting with the dog, sword and flower, this workshop will teach how to
twist balloons without fear of popping.
Basic Steps in Face Painting by Glenna Thompson aka Daisy the Clown
Learn a couple of full face designs and some cheek art designs
in this hands-on workshop. Work on some basic strokes that are used often in
Clowning 101 by Nick Wilkins aka Broadway the Clown
Basics to Amazing - Learn about basic clowning methods and routines. Class is based on participants' level of experience. Learn how to polish your clown skills to entertain and witness.
Clowning 102 by Nick Wilkins aka Broadway the Clown
More of the same. Get your clown groove on with Broadway the Clown. Make people laugh and smile while you share your faith...
Creating a Winsome Comic Character by Ed Leto aka Fumbles the Clown
People determine whether
they like you or not within the first 30 seconds of your performance. Character
development is the most important work one can perfect. It makes any performance
dry and flat or, when fully developed, loved and cherished. Creating, conveying
and refining character is important whether a clown, magician or other variety
artist. Find practical guidelines that pay dividends when put into practice.
Showmanship for Entertainers by Ed Leto aka Fumbles the Clown
Showmanship is very
important for an entertainer to develop. In advertising, you "sell the
sizzle not the stake.” Showmanship is the sizzle to a performance. Learn how to
create more sizzle through choice of material, style of performance, character,
timing, pacing, emphasis, arrangement of material and more.