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Welcome to Make it Magic! est. 1992     MAGIC! 

 

 

Betty Baldwin, aka. Twinkles
Betty is the founder and owner of Make-It-Magic. Her magical experiences have taken her from the streets and stages of amusement parks to the Atlantic City casino theatres. Her years of work have culminated into the desire to help young magicians get the guidance they need to get the "Big Break" they are hoping for. She focuses her help for them in two ways; first is the Make-It-Magic, magic club. It meets at the shop on the second and third Tuesdays of every month. Secondly, she is the Executive Producer for the Make-It-Magic magic contest. These two things have taken young magicians with no professional experience, and started them on the road to become professional entertainers. She has what it takes to help the "Beginner" or the "Pros".

 

Rick Starkey Rick has been doing magic since he was in the 7th grade. After high school he worked for Ripley's International in the magic shop at the "World of the Unexplained" museum in Gatlinburg TN. He has performed various shows for children in schools and even in day care and head start classes.

Rick is also a musician and songwriter, in his "Safety Rulz" concert he uses magic between songs to help demonstrate the importance of safety. He currently performs magic on a daily basis at Make It Magic where he demonstrates and suggests magic tricks to customers. 

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Tylor Starkey

Tylor loves close up and street magic. He loves to entertain children and families. Ask him to show the UFO with alien eggs....

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Twinkles and Rick also educate as well as entertain!

Walters State Community College

The Talented and Gifted Program was initiated by Walters State Community College in April of 1982. The program’s inception was the result of a request by the Superintendent of Cocke County Schools proposing that Walters State Community College design an instructional program to provide enrichment activities geared toward gifted students in the upper East Tennessee area.

Now in the 29th year, T.A.G. 2011 – with a projected enrollment of over 500 from 13 area public school systems, private schools and home school cooperatives – consists of approximately 35 programs designed to stimulate and challenge East Tennessee’s gifted students from the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades. The classes are instructed by area experts and will be conducted in such a manner as to encourage student participation in hands-on activities, as well as oral participation.

The staff of the Office of Community & Economic Development at Walters State Community College, along with T.A.G. 2011 faculty members, is pleased to have the opportunity to work with area educators in implementing and presenting this program on an annual basis.

Course Descriptions

 

Make it Magic – Magic is a performing art that entertains an audience by creating illusions of impossible or supernatural feats, using purely natural means. Students will learn slight of hand tricks, illusions, and how to make those adorable animals from balloons

 

Learn Secrets of Songwriting, Comics and Magicians

Walters State’s Community and Economic Development Office is offering several new classes designed for would-be entertainers in the area. One student comedian will even win the chance to perform live at the Comedy Barn in Pigeon Forge.


 
"Songwriting 101: Songwriting Basics" will be offered from 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 14 and 21 on the college’s Morristown campus. The course will be taught by Rick Starkey, who has been writing songs since the age of 14. His career accomplishments include publishing contracts with recording companies in Nashville and in Canada. This workshop teaches the basics of songwriting, including title, verse and chorus. The cost is $69. This class is recommended for students ages 17 and up.

"Songwriting: Getting Down To Business" will be offered on Sept. 28 from 6-9 p.m. on the Morristown campus. Also taught by Starkey, this class covers copyrights and marketing songs. 

"Street Magic" will be taught from 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 14 and 21 on the Morristown campus. Master magician Twinkles Baldwin, owner of Make It Magic in Gatlinburg, will share secrets from the pros including performing magic with everyday objects. Baldwin has performed in magic in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Students will work with cards, coins, ropes and more to learn how to make objects disappear, pass through other objects or float. 

Baldwin will also teach "How To Do Birthday Parties as a Magician and Make Money" from 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 28 on the Morristown campus. The course will help students choose and present magic tricks, how to price parties and prepare contracts and how to keep control of the party. 

 

 

 

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1120 Glades Rd.

Gatlinburg TN 37738

865-436-9531