SPRING BREAK 2016 MARK KISTLER ART CAMP!
March 14 – 18
Mark Kistler On-Site, IN-PERSON
Every Day, Every Session!
Perfect for artist ages 6 through 16, parents participate for free!
Vicki Michelle’s Dance Studio map
17315 Stuebner Airline Rd, Spring, TX 77379
Northwoods Church map
1370 North Millbend Dr, Spring, TX 77380
Parents watched Mark Kistler as “Commander Mark” on National Public Television’s “The Secret City” and “Mark Kistler’s Imagination Station” in the 1980’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. This Spring Art Camp will be an experience that your child will never forget! Mark Kistler has written 9 best-selling children’s how-to-draw books, starred in 200 television episodes, and taught millions of children how-to-draw in over 18 countries around the world. He can teach your children too!
Mark Kistler is LIVE IN-PERSON teaching every session, everyday of Art Camp.
All students 8 and older are encouraged to register for 2 sessions per day,
Cost For Spring
|5-Day Art Camp||
$99 for 5 Days
$198 for 5 Days
|4-Day Art Camp||
$89 for 4 Days
$178 for 4 Days
|3-Day Art Camp||
$79 for 3 Days
$158 for 3 Days
Each hour-long session is different, students are enthusiastically encouraged to register for 2 sessions per day…that’s 2 hours of drawing with with Mark each day!
Morning Sessions at Vicki Michelle’s Dance Studio in NW Houston
|Session 1||9:00am – 10:00am||6 to 7 year olds|
|Session 2||10:15am – 11:15am||8 to 13+ year olds|
|Session 3||11:30pm – 12:30pm||8 to 14+ year olds|
Afternoon Sessions at Northwoods Church in Spring
|Session 4||2:00pm – 3:00pm||5 to 7 year olds|
|Session 5||3:15pm – 4:15pm||8 to 16+ year olds|
|Session 6||4:30pm – 5:30pm||8 to 16+ year olds|
Be sure to check out the Summer Art Camps schedule.
MARK KISTLER WILL BE WEBCASTING LIVE FROM THIS SUMMER ART CAMP LOCATION TO HIS STUDENTS AROUND THE WORLD!
Take a look at one of Mark Kistler’s Australian “Virtual Classroom” Families…
Don’t worry! You don’t have to miss this AWESOME event! You can register to become a member of Mark Kistler’s online distance learning “LIVE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM!” at www.markkistlerlive.com.
You can watch and draw LIVE with Mark during the webcast AND you can review all the lessons as many times as you want online!
Take a look at my Virtual Student Walker, from Houston, Texas!
Click here to become a member of Mark Kistler’s Virtual Classroom!
Take a sneak peek at some of the drawing lessons that Mark may draw in your class!
Each session each day is different. Each hour students explore new adventures. These themes include:
On some days, Mark will feature the work of successful children’s book authors and illustrators, exploring unique drawing in 3-D styles such as:
Because learning how to drawing 3-D builds important creative thinking skills, powerful problem solving skills, and a solid foundation for future art success (careers in children’s book illustration, digital 3-D game design, digital 2-D and 3-D animation). Many of Mark’s alumni students are successful digital game designers and animators with resume projects including Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Bugs’ Life, Toy Story, Marvel Comics, Leapfrog Toys, etc.
A HUGE THANK YOU to Fine Fabulous Folks at Northwoods Catholic School for inviting us back for our exciting classes!
Mark visiting with friends at Dreamworks Studio in California
Teachers are welcome and free with a paid student registration. All art supplies needed for the class are included.
Parents, grandparents, guardians are free and encouraged to participate! Parents of students ages 5 – 7 years old are required to stay on site for classes. All parents, on the first day, if possible please plan on staying for Mark Kistler’s welcome and art camp introduction, thanks! Please no curb drop-offs or pick-ups. Thank you for helping insure the safety of your children.
Volunteers Needed: If you have some time available and would like to help with the registration and coordination of this event, please email us. THANKS!
Scholarships: A limited number of partial-scholarships are available for families needing financial assistance. Please send us an email of why your family qualifies for this special consideration.
Mission: Over the past 20 years we have donated over 200 episodes of quality children’s art education television programming to PBS stations around the country. To help raise the funds needed to create, produce, and distribute (via satellite) the television shows, we offer these Summer workshops and Mark Kistler elementary school assemblies. Thanks for supporting our mission to continue producing imagination enriching children’s art education television programming. Children who learn to draw in 3-D, learn to think and live creatively. “Teaching the world how to draw in 3-D, one child at a time.”
Check your calendars carefully, we are unable to refund tuition.
Enroll early to reserve your child’s seat.
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Parents, Grandparents, Guardians
- Parent Participation: Parents, grandparents, guardians are free and encouraged to participate!
- Parents are required to stay on site for ages 5-7.
- Please no curb drop-offs or pick-ups at any time.
Thank you for helping insure the safety of your children. We thoroughly ENJOY parents participating and learning with the kids.
Over the last 31 years of teaching Mark Kistler has established a few considerations for Parents to observe…
- Please DRAW with us.
- Please no video or cameras
- Please DRAW with us.
- Please read newspapers, novels, laptops, handheld digital games outside the classroom. Thank YOU!
Please contact us here or our toll free number 888-837-2933.
Here is a wonderful review by Deborah Adams…
Take out your number 2 pencil. You are about to be amazed.
Yes, I’m talking to you people who can’t draw a recognizable stick figure. I used to be just like you – I wouldn’t even doodle because I was so ashamed of my pathetic renderings. When I received Mark Kistler’s You Can Draw in 30 Days for review, I considered it a dare that I would certainly win. I distinctly recall saying, “We’ll just see about that.”
I was not impressed by the press release that claims Kistler’s students have gone on to design the International Space Station and work on animated films such as Shrek and The Incredibles. Those people obviously had natural artistic talent. So what if they took a course from this author? I am drawing-impaired from the word ‘go,’ and there is no way I’ll ever produce more than a lumpy, misshapen circle.
Kistler’s friendly writing style lured me in, however. I reluctantly drew the Before pictures – a house, a plane, a bagel -then turned the page to see what Lesson 1 involved. It was so clearly beyond my ability that I almost stopped there, but pure stubbornness drove me to give it a go.
It wasn’t easy. I couldn’t figure out how to hold the pencil, even though I constantly have some sort of writing implement in my hand and have been capable of using one for writing words for many years now. The paper felt funny. I broke into a sweat. Despite all that, I managed to produce some very nice spheres in only a few minutes.
Kistler’s lessons build upon each other, and explain in simple terms how to use size, placement, and overlapping to create realistic-looking objects; how to use foreshortening to create illusion; and how to use a simple horizontal line to give depth to a drawing. You can probably skip all that and just follow the simple step-by-step visual instructions, but honestly – the terms aren’t that hard to understand.
Each of the 30 lessons has a bonus challenge, too, and I wound up doing them all with a fair amount of competence. Kistler is surely aware of just how embarrassing art lessons are for the majority of us, because he has wisely included work done by his students with each lesson, including some of their Before attempts, making me feel more comfortable about my own efforts.
By Day 5, I was looking forward to my daily lesson. By Day 7, I’d started sketching coffee cups and bowls, tables and desks, and just about anything else that caught my eye. What’s more, I was able to look at those things and identify what I was seeing: foreshortened view, two point perspective, and textures.
Am I serious competition for Van Gogh? Nope, not yet. Can I draw one heck of a waving banner or delicate lily? You’re darned right I can. And I’m convinced that You Can Draw in 30 Days, too.