2022 Moisture Festival: Opening March 17

FREE-The Art of Magic with Paul Draper

March 26, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Details

Moisture Festival Presents
The Art of Magic with Paul Draper
Uncovering the World of Surprise, Astonishment, and Wonder

The art of magic is both ancient and universal. It appears that every human culture throughout time has had magicians of one sort or another. During this workshop we will discover some of the secrets that magicians use to delight and to deceive. We will discuss magic as it plays out interculturally, religiously, and eventually on Broadway and Las Vegas stages. Magicians have used magic to change society, to teach lessons, and even to sell products and ideas. Some, of course, use magic just to trick others for a moment of fun. But we’ll dive deeply into using magic in telling stories, sharing experiences, and catching the attention of your desired audience. As an anthropologist, Paul Draper has studied magic in religious contexts from spiritualists to shamans; and as a magician he has performed for celebrities, fortune 100 companies, world leaders, on TV, and on stages around the world. In this exceptional workshop experience, you’ll gain actionable insight into the world of making things magical.

Bring along a deck of cards to make the most out of this lecture!


1524 Harvard AveSeattle, WA 98122United States