“It’s UNANIMOUS! Of all the assemblies over all the years, the teachers agree this is the BEST ONE EVER! We are already scheduling Mark to come back next year!”
Becky Smith, Davis Elementary PTA, Plano, TX
“Mark Kistler assemblies are the most anticipated of the year!”
Mary Westendorf, Superintendent, Bakersfield, CA
“He kept 420 third graders totally focused!”
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 to participate.
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
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 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.
(Actual completed drawings from in-person school assemblies)
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.
School Assembly Program
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 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”