To promote educate and INSPIRE millions of students around the world with the creative joy of drawing.
K-12 school assembly personal appearances – Inspiring students around the world!
Daily how-to-draw live Facebook and Youtube webcasts.
LIVE school webcasts
Live webcast to k-12 schools around the world.
Personal visits to children’s hospitals and children’s shelters around the world.
Art Camps! Providing scholarships to summer art camps
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After the 5th Month Receive a collection of Mark Kistler Art Prints!
After the 5th month receive a special edition autographed “You Can Draw Now!*” with an Personalized pencil sketch on the inside from cover!
After 2 months receive a special edition autographed “You Can Draw Now!*” with an Personalized pencil sketch on the inside from cover!
After 5 months receive an Original Personalized drawing that Mr Mark creates during one of his Daily LIVE Webcasts!
At 12-months m receive a special dedicated 1-hour FB LIVE WEBCAST! Split screen with Mark, or your family may travel to meet Mr Mark at one of his appearances to Webcast LIVE from that venue or a DENNYS or Starbucks, etc.
Receive a personal phone call from Mr Mark discussing your special “Thank YOU!” Gifts (possibly including Mr Mark washing YOUR car and his son Mario Mowing YOUR lawn! Just joking – but cool idea huh!) for your OVER THE TOP generosity!
Help us schedule Mark’s next visit!
Contact us so we can schedule Mark Kistler’s Visit to YOUR local Children’s Hospital, Children’s Shelters, and underprivileged schools. We are a small non-profit with BIG DREAMS! we need ALL the help you can offer!
Our Mission is to promote, nurture, and INSPIRE children’s Creativity and Imagination through Visual Arts Education.
Strategy: Each year Mark Kistler and his team will work tirelessly to schedule Mark Kistler’s Visual Arts Events around the world. Mark Kistler will continue his 40-year quest to share the Joy of drawing with children by visiting Children’s Hospitals, Children’s Shelters, Schools, Summer Art Camps, Art Museums, Libraries, PBS Television Stations and Comic Conventions.
Funding: To raise funds for this purpose we are using this webpage APPEALING for direct financial contributions (tax deductible) from individuals, families, organizations, and businesses…. and YOU!
Process: We are appealing to multiple generations of fans of Mark Kistler, who where inspired growing up watching and drawing with him on Public Television, help Mark inspire this next generation by contributing today!
Additionally Fans who purchase Mark Kistler Original Pencil Commissions have helped our cause tremendously!
Transparency: A summary of all donations and disbursement’s will be posted to this webpage. All donors will be encouraged to furnish their names or the name they are making the contribution for. We would like to express our gratitude by posting their names and amounts on the webpage. Contributors may remain anonymous if they choose.
Disbursement: As has always been our policy for 40 years, families need only make a request for a scholarship to receive a full or partial scholarship to an art camp, a children’s school assembly, children’s shelter or a children’s hospital visit.
We never have nor will we ever require families to submit personal financial information in order to qualify. We always try to accommodate ALL requests. Our belief and policy is to error on the side of compassion, believing that the vast majority of people and organizations requesting these scholarships truly are in financial need, that without a full or partial scholarship their children would not be able to participate.
2018: OUR FIRST YEAR REPORT!
On April 24, 2018 Mark Kistler’s Imagination Initiative 501(c)3 status issued.
We have had a somewhat slow awkward clumsy start, imagine stumbling around a dark room fumbling for a light switch! However we are making progress! This web page being a pivotal big step to our launching into 2019. Thank YOU John Harsdorf for your excellent we work! In the spirit of celebrating and lifting up members of our team, we highly recommend Johnathan Harsdsforf web development services! Contact him directly by visiting brilliantimpact.com
Ideally in 2019 we will have an itemized list of names or “anonymous” plus contribution amounts. This being our first year we are able to share this Summary.
Total cash contributions at Comic Cons $3,678,
Total sales of Mark Kistler Original Pencil Drawings dedicated to MKII non-profit $3,250
Total cash contributions at Summer Art Camps: $3,500
Aug 3, 2018 $1,000 donation from Verdejo Kartchner Albq New Mexico…THANK YOU!
Aug 3, 2018 $2,500 donation from pastors Gabrielle and John Wheeler, Eastcape Church Albuquerque NN
Mark Kistler wishes for his substantial personal financial contribution to remain private
Summer Art Camps at different locations in TX, OR, and NM.
We granted hundreds of students full and partial scholarships to these art camps valued at over $37,000
MKII total (above) $7,500 contribution:
2019 Off to a great start!
In keeping with Mark Kistler’s philosophy of full transparency for this non-profit your contributions are enormously helpful covering cost related to daily webcast, air travel, hotel and rental car expenses, facility fees, art teacher salaries, art classroom supplies, website design and maintenance, office staff and administration cost, and two really really great kurig coffee machines! Thank you!