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Mark Kistler In-Person!


Engaging Visual Arts K-12 Assemblies. Lasting Results.


Mark Kistler has presented his acclaimed techniques to over 4,000 school assemblies.

Through television, books, Internet and appearances, Mark has taught millions of children the world over how to stretch their imaginations by adding depth and perspective to their drawings.

He can teach your students too!

Why Schedule a K-12 Learn-to-Draw Assembly with Mark Kistler?
…Outcomes that Count!

“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, Former 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.” – Former Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan

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Here’s What You’re In For When You Schedule a K-12 Visual Arts Assembly With Mark Kistler!

  • Two dynamic live performances with Mark Kistler. One assembly for lower grades and another for the upper grades. FRESH NEW ASSEMBLIES EACH YEAR!
  • Students arrive at the assembly equipped with paper, pencil, and a clip board, slate or book to use as a lap desk.
  • Mark Kistler has the group (up to 5,000 at a time!) sit on the floor (elementary), or bleachers (middle school), or auditorium theater seats (high school) and draw along with him.
  • Using a document camera, and computer-projected animation, Mark expertly guides your students through an extraordinary imagination adventure. Your students learn how-to-draw in 3-D while creating great illustrated stories of journeys to the bottom of the sea, time-travel adventures of dinosaurs, ancient Egyptian mummies, King Arthur’s Camelot, or perhaps even alien penguins and ninja squirrels!
  • Mark Kistler 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 ShrekMadagascarToy StoryAlvin and the ChipmunksThe IncrediblesThe Simpsons, Frozen, X-Men, Despicable Me, Lion King, Tangled, Little Mermaid, and many more.

(Actual completed drawings from in-person school assemblies)


I’m SO EXCITED to be able to offer you my LIVE school assemblies – through the wonders of technology!

About Mark and his K-12 Visual Arts School Assemblies


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.

Family Art Night

Schools scheduling Mark’s Daytime Assembly Programs now have the option of scheduling Mark’s extremely successful Evening Family Program. During the student assemblies, Mark invites all the children to return that evening for another fun-filled drawing in 3-D adventure with their entire family! The result of this exciting invitation is record-breaking parent attendance in 14 states! Normally scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., this magical evening family program motivates children to draw on their boundless imagination rather than spend the average 26,880 hours (before the age of 18) watching digital screens. Even adults who constantly say, “I can’t even draw a straight line,” will be confidently sketching cool 3-D illustrations. This delightful evening of creative magic is fun for the entire family.

Teachers In-Service Workshop

Mark Kistler motivates educators to use 3-D drawing as a powerful teaching tool. Drawing is a dynamic interactive visual vehicle, communicating how things work and how they fit together. Drawing is a means of identifying important shapes and objects in science, nature, geography, and language arts. Over 70% of students are now visual learners – drawing is visual communication. This is a fun hands-on information- packed teacher workshop. Teachers will receive a treasure trove of creative classroom ideas to build student thinking skills, attention focusing activities, and imagination launching student challenges!

DVD Classroom Series

Millions of children around the world have learned how to draw in 3-D with Mark Kistler’s Public Television shows, drawing books, Imagination Station School Assemblies, and Classroom Video Lessons. Your students can learn, too! This 60-lesson DVD series will guide your class through an enchanting voyage of creative discovery. Each lesson is approximately 30 minutes in length, and features Mark Kistler’s world famous, line-by-line teaching technique. Use Mark Kistler’s Learn How to Draw in 3-D “Imagination Station” classroom video lessons once a week or every day to build your students’ genius brain power! Mark Kistler’s Imagination Station Classroom DVD Series offers over 35 hours of classroom instruction! These lessons are based on Mark Kistler’s best selling book “Mark Kistler’s Imagination Station,” and “Drawing in 3-D with Mark Kistler.” An autographed classroom copy of this book is included with your DVD purchase

The 60 lessons on these DVD’s are completely different from the 300 video lessons available in the Online Art Academy.

Online Art Academy… Introducing

The planet’s most popular on-line classroom art lessons! Your students will be thrilled with this collection of over 300 online video and animated art lessons (new lessons added every week!). Mark Kistler has harnessed the teaching power of digital technology for the digital-gaming generation! Learning how to draw in 3-D with Mark via multimedia animated technology and video streaming lessons is like stepping into a digital game! Your classroom computers are now a wonderful window into Mark Kistler’s whimsical, wacky world of amazing, learn-to-draw in 3-D adventures! Students may choose from multiple drawing adventures inside a variety of drawing themes. These art lessons include video streaming tutorials, animated step-by-step instruction, full color dynamic worksheets, super story starters, multiple student art galleries, printable e-books and so much more!

Your students will enjoy access to all 4 levels of online lessons while at school!

Level 1: “Mini-Marshmallow Art Lessons” Video Lessons for Pre-K – 3rd Grade Over 100 five minute “Mini-Lesson” Videos!

Levels 2, 3 & 4: “Online Video Art Lessons” Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced VIDEO Art Lessons for Grades 3-adult. Over 200 video lessons of Mark Kistler teaching and drawing with a camera right over his shoulder! Online Art Academy Pricing Classroom License, 1-year.

Mark Kistler’s How-to-draw Books

Many of the schools Mark visits each year choose to pre-sell his popular drawing in 3-D books. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to own autographed copies of Mark’s books. School scheduling Mark’s K-12 Assembly programs will receive one of Mark’s best-selling “How to Draw in 3-D” books for students to checkout from the library.


Call 1-800-431-6829 to schedule a Mark Kistler Program or email for information!

What People Are Saying about Mark Kistler

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.

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