A full week of drawing in 3-D FUN! Give your kids the gift of drawing! Register early! To sign up your student(s) (age 6 to 16) with your debit/credit card or PayPal account today, please scroll down to find the art camp location nearest you.

This is why I do what I do…

Mr. Kistler: We just attended your Summer Art Camp afternoon sessions at Northwoods Church in The Woodlands. We just wanted to thank you and let you know that our son Nick, age 9, said art camp this week with you was “the best week of his life.”

We look forward to attending more art camps with you in the future and just wanted to share our experience with you. You were a very humble, charismatic, and engaging teacher. (By the way, Nick’s uncle also grew up with your PBS shows and is one of your biggest fans!) Thank you, again, and keep up the great work!

Nicks Mom
The Woodlands, Texas

2020 Summer Art Camps

Click on the city for which you require registration information. You will be linked to more specific information and directions on how to register.


Summer Art Camp Locations

February 22 World-Wide Virtual Summer Art Camp
Location: LIVE Daily Webcasts in our
Private Exclusive Interactive Classroom!
June 8 – 11 Fort Wayne, Indiana
Location:Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
June 15 – 18 Spring, Texas
Location: Trinity Lutheran School
18926 Klein Church Road, Spring, TX 77379
June 22 – 25 Sugarland, Texas
Location:Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery
104 Industrial Blvd., Suite Q, Sugar Land, TX 77478
June 29 – July 2 Grand Rapids, Michigan
Location: Dog Story Theater
7 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
July 6 – 10 Albuquerque, New Mexico
Visual and Performing Fine Arts Summer Camp
Location: Eastgate Church
12120 Copper Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
July 13 – 17 The Woodlands / Spring, Texas
Visual and Performing Fine Arts Summer Camp
Location: Trinity Lutheran School
18926 Klein Church Road, Spring, TX 77379
July 28 – 31 Beavercreek, Oregon
Location: Grandview Christian Academy
14855 S Leland Rd, Beavercreek, OR 97004
August 3 – 6 Spring, Texas
Location: Trinity Lutheran School
18926 Klein Church Road, Spring, TX 77379


Next Summer Your city? How about coordinating a week long Mark Kistler workshop in your city? Email us.


Mark Kistler, Public Television’s favorite drawing teacher, is arriving for a super summer kids’ art camp!

Mark Kistler’s Summer Art Camps are a “MUST DO” event! Just ask some of his former students…

  • 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



Mark Kistler, surrounded by student made puppets, during his visit to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee campus. College Instructor, Former Disney and Simpsons Animator, Tim Decker, has been part of Mark’s team of Amazing Fine Arts Camps instructors.

Tim Decker specializes in claymation and stop motion animation puppetry, which will be taught at Mark Kistler’s Fine Art Camp The Woodlands/Spring, Texas and Albuquerque, New Mexico locations.

Parents watched Mark Kistler as “Commander Mark” on National Public Television’s “The Secret City” in the 1980’s and “Mark Kistler’s Imagination Station” in the late 1990’s. Now, the new generation of children have the opportunity to learn from nationally acclaimed art educator Mark Kistler. Children will have dynamic drawing lessons progressing through a series of fun, creative pencil power adventures (Parents are invited to participate!). Each day, Mark will explore a different theme of creative discovery, from medieval castles to undersea adventures, from lunar moon modules to drooling dinosaurs. These are Summer Art Camps that your children will never forget! Mark Kistler has written 14 popular children’s how-to-draw books, starred in 200 television episodes, daily webcasts on Facebook (Every night live!) and taught millions of children how-to-draw in over 18 countries around the world. He can teach your children too!

Here are some awesome examples of what the Summer Art Campers have created.

Paper Animation from SAC Student
Ewe Beauty by Mikaela Wu
How to Create Paper Puppet Animations: Sumo Eggs
BRay Galactic Squabbles

Mark Kistler’s Summer Art Camp
HQ Hotline: 888-837-2933
or Contact us here

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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