"It was by far, the most inspiring, engaging school
ever in my 34 years of teaching!" - C.V., Michigan
"...REMAINS handsdown the best assembly I have ever attended!" - S.P., Texas
"He's like Robin Williams with a pencil !!!!" - S.R., Illinois
Mark Kistler's School Assemblies are a "MUST HAVE" event! Just ask some of his fans, former students and guests...
Rex Grignon - Supervising Animator "Shrek," "Madagascar" and worked on "Toy Story"
Ward Makielski - "Leapfrog Toys", "The Incredibles Interactive"
Tim Decker - "The Simpsons" & Disney Interactive
Dan Fraga - Marvel Comics
Ray Bradbury - Author
Miley Cyrus - "Hannah Montana"
Engaging Assemblies. Lasting Results.
Prepare your students to blast off to the infinite universe of imagination. Principals, PTOs and teachers
continue to sign-up for this unforgettable, hands-on assembly that encourages students, staff and parents
Mark Kistler has presented his acclaimed techniques to over 7000 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 Learn-to-Draw Assembly with Mark Kistler?
...Outcomes that Count!
"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
Mark Kistler's School Assemblies inspire production of "Mark Kistler's Imagination Station" for National Public Television! This hit children's series from Mark Kistler wins the 2010 Informational/Instructional Television Emmy.
Here's What You're In For When You
Schedule an 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 an overhead projector, 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 Shrek, Madagascar, Toy Story, Alvin and
the Chipmunks, The Incredibles, The Simpsons,
and many more.
"I totally LOVE Mark Kistler's drawing lessons!" Miley Cyrus (Disney's Hannah Montana)
"Super! I wish I had Mark Kistler's drawing lessons when I was 10!" Ray Bradbury
"Mark Kistler's School Assembly is FANTASTIC! He brings the best out of the kids, builds awesome self-confidence
and artistic skill! My K-8 graders LOVED it...This assembly was our BEST ever!"
John Jackson, Principal, Calvary Temple Christian School, Concord, CA
"The assemblies that Mark Kistler presents to our students are always the most anticipated of the year. Mark is entertaining
and motivating and encourages all students to believe in their abilities...I highly recommend this phenomenal
school assembly for all grade levels K-12!"
Mary Westendorf, Ed. D., Assistant Superintendent, Fruitvale School District, Bakersfield, CA
"I am a 59 yr. old teacher in Michigan. I wanted to tell you how much my students and I enjoyed your amazing
program. It was by far the most inspiring, engaging, interactive, and FUNNY school assembly program I have ever
experienced in my 34 years of teaching...just BRILLIANT!"
Chris VanderHart, Alpine Elementary School, Kenowa Hills Public Schools, Grand Rapids, MI
Get your students prepared to blast off into the
land of imagination with pencil power! 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
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
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.
"Mark! I can not thank you enough for the wonderful assemblies you did for our school...I was extremely happy with everything, from working with you and Chris all these months, to the actual program. The teachers did nothing but rave about the assemblies!... the Family Night was a huge hit as well...what a crowd! ...an evening program attendance record..."
North Plains School
Minot Air Force Base
Minot, North Dakota
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.
receive Mark's best-selling "How to Draw in 3-D" book. Teachers and students are encouraged to duplicate pages for assembly follow-up drawing lessons.
I’m the Chinese translator of your book "You Can Draw in 30 Days" in Taiwan. This book has been published in its Chinese version from the beginning of August.
It’s been such an enjoyable time translating this book; therefore I have tried almost all of the drawing tasks in your book, and the results have never let me down.
I work as an English teacher. My husband and I have our own English school here.
I agree with you about the ABC Rules in this book the most because it also works in every field of learning. Maybe you may consider taking out your pencil now, and write “TAIWAN” into your sketchbook. I hope that one day you might have the chance to visit Taiwan.
"Mark truly brought his drawings to life during our assembly; and made sure every student felt included, special, and artistic! Whether it was "Pencil Power!!" with the younger students or the Genius Pledge with the older students, everybody (staff included!) felt energized and empowered after leaving the assembly. Mark's heart for children, and for art, shows in every drawing he does. He is definitely a wonderful man to have boost-up your students and help them to "Draw! Draw! Draw!....definitely the best elementary school assembly I've seen in my career.
Sycamore Rocks Elementary
Apple Valley, CA
Mark Kistler has been featured on CNN, Nickelodeon, NBC-TV (Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago), CBS-TV (New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston), ABC-TV (New York, Seattle, Albuquerque), National Public Radio with Bob Edwards, USA Today, New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Houston Chronicle, Denver Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Baltimore Sun, San Diego Union, Seattle Times...and even spoofed on national television by the comedy crew on "Saturday Night Live!".
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 television or playing digital video games. 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.
This 60 minute workshop must be scheduled with a daytime assembly.
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!
This 60-90 minute workshop must be scheduled with a daytime assembly.
DVD Classroom Series
Over 40 million 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 70-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 books
"Mark Kistler's Imagination Station," and "Drawing in
3-D with Mark Kistler." The 70 lessons on these DVD's
are completely different from the 250 video lessons
available in the Online Art Academy.
Online Art Academy
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. 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 unlimited access to all 3 levels of
online lessons 24/7 at school and at home:
Level 1: "Mini-Marshmallow Art Lessons"
Video Lessons for Pre-K - 3rd Grade
Over 100 five minute "Mini-Lesson" Videos!
Level 2: "Mark Kistler's School of Imagination"
ANIMATED Art Lessons for Grades K-8
Over 50 Interactive Animated "Step by Step" Drawing Lessons
Level 3: "Online Video Art Lessons"
Advanced VIDEO Art Lessons for Grades 3-8
Over 100 video lessons of Mark Kistler teaching and drawing with a camera right over his shoulder!
Mark Kistler's Imagination Station
Public Television's Favorite Drawing Teacher
America's favorite elementary school assembly program at over 7,000 schools! This
is a program your students will never forget! Call to schedule Mark today!