Misty, Kaitlyn and Jonathan
As fear was gripping our world, and uncertainty was entering not only our lives but the lives our children, Mark Kistler opened his world up for us. Through his daily YouTube live broadcast in the spring and this summer’s Art Camps, my kids have learned more than just how to draw REALLY well. They have grown in so many ways through his teaching and encouragement. It is more than just an art class..he taught them to laugh again, gave them confidence, increased their ability to focus and problem solve, showed them that even while staying home we still can bond with a community. Art enriches our lives, don’t miss out on this opportunity of a lifetime to learn from a truly gifted teacher. We look forward his Art Academy this coming school year and know there are fun days ahead!
LIVE Webcast School Assemblies
Emmy Award winning artist MARK KISTLER creates AFFORDABLE LIVE WEBCAST School Assemblies…
“Remains HANDS DOWN the best assembly I have ever attended!” -S.P., Texas
“Amazing! Mark Kistler’s Live Webcast Assembly is just like having him in the room. The kids are as engaged and involved as ever, if not more so !” -L.B. Florida
“He’s like Robin Williams with a pencil !!!” –S.R., Illinois
Hello Fellow passionate supporters of the arts in schools!
I’m SO EXCITED to be able to offer you my LIVE school assemblies at a deeply discounted price–through the wonders of technology.
Like most educators on the planet, we have been working hard transitioning to 100% online LIVE Webcasting. We have been working with a team of EXCEPTIONAL EXPERTS to create an AFFORDABLE LIVE WEBCAST ASSEMBLY that feels like I’m RIGHT THERE in your students classrooms or homes!
We have figured it out! I can’t wait to VISIT your school in this wonderful new way!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
I teach your kids to Draw! Draw! Draw! just like always! But I’m in my studio and you’re where you are. The lesson is PERSONALIZED, LIVE, and INTERACTIVE! I answer parent and teacher QUESTIONS and talk with your students while I teach. I spotlight their drawings and encourage them to share genius ideas to embellish the drawings with the group. This LIVE interactive technology IS SO COOL!
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO WE NEED?
Students need an internet connected smart phone, tablet, or computer. A piece of paper, a pencil, a smile, and an excited sense of adventure for creative discovery!
WHAT WILL WE DRAW?
My LIVE webcast assemblies are FUN and PERSONAL. Your school will COLLABORATE WITH ME and CHOOSE its lessons from my list of ABSOLUTELY AWESOME ART INSPIRATIONS. Your students have the opportunity to pick where they want to travel with their imaginations! Perhaps they will want to have…
“Mr. Mark webcasting LIVE from his Antarctic Penguin Research Station!”
Or…”Mr. Mark LIVE webcasting from ‘The Land Of Dinosaurs!'”
Or possibly…”Mr. Mark LIVE webcasting from the surface of the moon!”
WHERE ARE YOU? WHERE ARE THE STUDENTS?
I’m in Texas in my state of the ART hi-fun hi-tech studio. The students are in their homes or classrooms, whatever your current situation is.
HOW DO THE LOGISTICS WORK?
You and I schedule a COMPLIMENTARY 15 – 30 minute ZOOM LIVE preview session. I demonstrate exactly how I approach teaching, entertaining, and INSPIRING your students harnessing this fantastic technology! I am available Monday- Friday 1pm-2pm Central Time for these personal mini ZOOM previews. If you need an alternative time, I’ll make every effort to accommodate you. To schedule your personal mini ZOOM with me please email firstname.lastname@example.org
WHY TWO ASSEMBLIES?
One for lower grades, and one for upper grades. My LIVE WEBCASTS are tailored to be age appropriate to the skills and abilities of each age group.
DO THE CHILDREN NEED SUPPLIES?
Students and Teachers just need pencils, paper, and an internet connected laptop, smartphone, or computer.
WHY ART? WHY ART??!! “Studies show that students of the arts in all disciplines outperformed their non-arts peers on the SAT by 102 points in 2010.”
– The College Board, 2010, Group Profile Report
“Being able to transfer thoughts into three dimensional drawings develops critical thinking and visual communication skills.”
– Tim Decker, Former “Simpsons” & Disney Animator
“If they’re worried about their test scores and want a way to get them higher, they need to give kids more arts…”
– Tom Horne, Arizona State Superintendent
“Just look at the inventors of the iPhone and the developers of Google… Creative experiences are part of the daily work life of engineers, business managers, and other professionals… America’s children will need to be inventive and imaginative. The best way to foster that creativity is through arts education.”
– Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan
About Mark Kistler and Mark’s Inspiring Assemblies
Mark Kistler has presented his acclaimed techniques to over 7000 school assemblies. He inspires your students to “Dream it! Draw it! Do it!!” in harnessing the power of their imagination to make their life dreams come true. Many of Mark’s alumni achieved their dreams while working on professional projects like Shrek, Madagascar, Toy Story, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Incredibles, The Simpsons, and many more.
For three decades, Mark Kistler has been teaching kids at over 7,000 schools with this world-famous assembly program. This is an unforgettable hands-on assembly that encourages students, teachers, and parents to participate. Mark has taught millions of children around the world how to draw…he can teach your students, too!
- 30 years of School Assembly performances
- 7,000 school assembly performances
- 42,000 downloads of his iPhone App “Learn To Draw With Mark Kistler”
- 1,000,000 visitors on markkistler.com
- Author/Illustrator of 10 best-selling “How-to-Draw” books
- 600,000 Mark Kistler books in print
- 2010 Emmy Award Winner
- Creator/host of Public Television’s “Mark Kistler’s Imagination Station”
Mark deeply believes that learning how to draw in three dimensions builds a child’s critical thinking skills while nourishing self-esteem. His positive messages on goal setting, dream conquering, and the power of reading have sparked millions of children around the world to discover their awesome individual potentials.>
WHAT ABOUT YOUR BOOKS? CAN WE STILL GET SIGNED COPIES IF YOU’RE IN TEXAS?
YES! and YES! I will be glad to sign and send your students books. I’ll provide a book order form for before and after the assembly.
I PROMISE to INSPIRE your GENIUS students on my VIRTUAL VISIT! LET’s travel on this new ART ADVENTURE together!
Schedule your LIVE webcast assembly today!
Click here! or call Amanda a call at 1-832-972-5046
What People Are Saying about Mark Kistler
Beth-Anna Van Dellen – 2020 Summer Camp, Week 8
“Mark makes art fun and easy! His skill as a ZOOM Art Instructor is FANTASTIC! The passion he has shines through in every lesson. He is enthusiastic and funny, and teaches art concepts effortlessly, in a way that kids (and parents!👍) can understand and immediately apply to their own art! I highly, highly recommend his ZOOM Art classes! All three of my children participated in his summer camp, and loved every minute!“.
P.S. Amorelle says she loves how you drew her with her long hair, and also to remind you that she is not AmorellE, but that Amorelle rhymes with ISABELLE.
Also…, I think it will be a very long time before anyone in our house can say hair without someone else yelling HAIR!!!! 😂😂
Love it, blessings on you guys, and thanks again! ”
Mellodi P – Northern California
Mr. Mark taught me to draw first during ‘The Secret City’ PBS Children’s art series in the 1980’s. Fast forward to these last 7 weeks of Summer Art camp, and I’ve been able to re-learn everything from my past and propel myself into the future all while breaking through the worst art block I had ever had. Mr. Mark pours his passion into every class, and before you know it, all four hours of the camp day are over, but what do you want to do after? Draw MORE, of course! These classes are amazing, and well worth the financial investment. It’s fun for the entire family! Try it, you will have an amazing creative time!
Like so many others my age, my first love for drawing and the arts started with Commander Mark’s Secret City. He was (and is) my hero! Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that 35 years later, my kids would be getting live interactive lessons with him!!! Mark’s online summer camp was the BEST art camp experience my kids have ever had, and honestly, it’s the best online classroom experience I’ve ever witnessed. It was so well organized, and every single one of the talented teachers made sure to engage the kids, and shared so much of their wonderful talents with them. My kids cried when camp ended because they’d loved the experience so much. And now, I have a room full of the amazing artwork they created. It was such an amazing experience- I can’t recommend it enough. We’ll definitely be participating in your NEW Online Fine Arts Academy! We will be bringing more friends and family with us!!!
Myself and my two boys have been on Mark Kistler’s Zoom Art Lessons this whole week. I came across Mark’s work through his Draw in 30 days book during the COVID 19 lockdown here in Scotland. This book literally changed my life. I didn’t think I could draw before this but boy did Mark prove me wrong. He is right if you can draw your name you can draw in 3D. After completing the book, I searched for Marks YouTube channel and came across his hour of pencil power. My sons joined me on taking part in this daily activity. It became part of our lock down routine but also part of our escape from the worries around us. When the opportunity to participate in the summer camps came up, we were so excited and signed up straight away. We had been looking forward to being on for weeks and we were not disappointed. My sons and I drew and laughed at Marks stories, sitting side by side at our kitchen table. What a great way to reconnect and have fun with your children I promise you that. I am also a teacher and Mark’s ability is second to none, he copes with everything so seamlessly and really make you feel part of a really wonderful child friendly experience. I for one love being “Emma from Scotland”. We have loved drawing with Captain Mark, so much so we have signed up for his Fine Arts Academy! Suddenly winter in Scotland doesn’t really feel like it will be a problem or long this year. All we will need are our pencils and paper and our imaginations. Thank you Mark we love drawing with you, it changed our lives! We will never forget our year of drawing in 2020. We would recommend Mark and his drawing to everyone. Emma, John and Jacob from Scotland.
Kara Mash– Sugar Land, TX
Our 13-year old absolutely loved the ZOOM drawing lessons! Mark is a brilliant combination of cheerful energy and skillful direction. Each drawing is 10-15 minutes, which is perfect for building art abilities while keeping the attention of busy young minds. The family sessions were a delightful bonus; I surprised myself at what I could draw!
Theresa M. – Roswell, NM
Your Zoom Art Classes have been amazing! Juliana has looked forward to logging in and participating every chance she gets. And I have enjoyed being able to participate a couple of times myself. Thank you for doing what you do!! You have awakened a passion for art in our house!!
First, let me start off by saying that my experience with one of your books has fundamentally changed my entire perspective on learning how to draw. Because of this, I felt compelled to write you a letter of appreciation.
I’ve wanted to learn how to draw ever since I was a young child. Like many young children, I was discouraged when I was little because my drawings didn’t look how I wanted them to look. In my self-critical eye, my drawings didn’t look like much of anything, and I never had an art teacher who encouraged me to persist. I convinced myself that drawing must be a talent…that you can’t learn to draw unless you have the innate ability to do so. So, I stopped drawing, and did not pick up a drawing pencil again for many decades.
About five years ago, I picked up a “learn to draw for beginners” book by a different author. I did some of the exercises, but it never really “clicked” because the explanations in the book were written at a level far beyond what a beginner wants or needs to know. I almost felt embarrassed when my feeble sketches came nowhere close to resembling the expertly-drawn examples in that book. I was discouraged by my perceived lack of progress and abandoned my lessons before really getting anywhere. That same “drawing is a talent” opinion only strengthened in my mind after that failure as an adult.
However, about 6 weeks ago, I came across your “You Can Draw in 30 Days” book on my Kindle. The first thought in my mind was, “*I* can draw in 30 days? Pfft! Prove it!” Since we’re all in some sort of lockdown, I figured I could devote a few minutes per day to see if you were right. So I purchased your book, took out my long-dormant sketch pad and pencils, and dove into the first lesson.
My skeptical attitude was completely gone after that first sphere lesson. There’s something about your teaching style that immediately clicked with me. You present concepts in an easy-to-understand, non-threatening manner that instantly put me at ease. I didn’t feel badly if my initial sketches didn’t resemble the reference as closely as I would like them to. Your positive attitude comes across both through your writing and in the drawings you chose for the examples. I never felt as if I should give up just because my sketches weren’t quite where I wanted them to be. I could almost hear you encouraging me through the book to try again, to really study the lines in the exercises and give it another try. I went from never drawing to spending a couple hours per day on it. I flew through all 30 lessons in the book in 2 weeks and went back to repeat many of them.
Now, on the other end of the book, I know for sure that drawing is, indeed, a learned skill. I’m starting to see the shapes in everyday objects and have begun to sketch them as well. This would have never happened if it weren’t for your book. Thanks to the confidence this book gave me, I know that my nascent skills will continue to improve if I put in the effort every day. After approximately 35 years of WANTING to learn how to draw, this middle-aged man can now say that he IS learning how to draw! I have learned more about drawing from that book than I have from any other source.
Simply put: Thank you for publishing these books. I will always remember that you were the one who was responsible for giving me the confidence I needed to pursue a lifelong desire.
Jodi P. Art teacher – Cornwall Elementary
We scheduled two Mark Kistler webcasts last week for our “Art Day” in our elementary school. We did one assembly for K-2, and the other for grades 3-5. It was our first time participating in a webcast assembly, and I was a little nervous about how it would be received. I am happy to report that it went extremely well. The students were engaged in the drawing lessons for the entire time. Even the kindergarteners were enjoying it and participating the entire hour! Many of the students went home and drew some more with Mark Kistler’s website lessons and Cornwall’s recorded webcast lessons. I received positive feedback from the students, and parents, as well. Many parents thanked me for scheduling such a fun, exciting assembly! I will definitely do this again.
Christina -Wichita, KS
Thank You a million times for bringing PBS’s Imagination Station Mark Kistler to Wichita State University!!!! Just Wonderful!!! The parents had MORE fun than the the kids! Here is a photo of our daughters working with Mark online…his lessons are BRILLIANT!
Shannon R. -Kalamazoo, MI
What a BLAST! What a terrific teacher and motivator! Mark is so funny, genuine, and has amazing talent! Thank you for allowing parents to participate for free! I’m having as much fun as my children…I didn’t have any idea I could draw!
Becky Johnson -Greenville, TN
Your class is my children’s first exposure to live, on-line learning, and I must say that I am very impressed with your classes! I love that they’re learning more drawing techniques and that they get a gentle introduction to live, on-line classes. You are a fabulous teacher and the kids love the classes! I am also impressed with how well you interact with kids.