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Summer Art Camps 2023
LIVE In-Person & Virtual Schedule



"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!"

       Nick's Mom
       The Woodlands, Texas

2023 Summer Art Camp Schedule!

Mr. Mark invites your family to a full week of turbo fun imagination launching drawing in 3-D fun!

Week 1 -  June 5 - 9, 2023      Fort Wayne, IN

Location : 311 E Main St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 

Week 2 -  June 12 - 16, 2023      Spring, TX

Location : Valley Rise Church - 22932 Kuykendahl Rd, Spring, TX 77389

Week 3 -  June 19 - 23, 2023      Woodlands, TX

Location : Woodlands Art League - 701 Sawdust Rd, Spring, TX 77380 

Week 4 - June 26 - 30, 2023      Susanville, CA

Location : Susanville Schools address pending

Week 5 - July 10 - 14, 2023       Spring, TX

Location : Valley Rise Church - 22932 Kuykendahl Rd, Spring, TX 77389

Week 7 - July 24 - 28, 2023      TBA 

Location: Possibly in your community? Contact

Week 8 - July 31 - Aug 4, 2023       TBA

Location: Location: Possibly in your community? Contact

Week 9 - Aug 7 - 11, 2023  Rock Hill, SC 

Location: Illumine Church - 1689 Springsteen Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29730

Week 10 - Aug 14 - 18, 2023      TBA

Location: Possibly in your community? Contact


Because learning to draw in 3-D builds important creative thinking skills and GENIUS BRAIN POWER! Many of Mark's alumni are game designers and animators with renowned projects including Kung Fu Panda, Frozen, Shrek, Madagascar, Bug's Life, Toy Story, Marvel Comics, Star Wars, LEGO, and Leapfrog Toys. 


Parents have watched Mark Kistler as "Commander Mark" on National Public Television's "The Secret City" (1985) and "Mark Kistler's Imagination Station" (1996-2009). Now, this new generation of children have the opportunity to learn from nationally acclaimed Emmy Award Winning artist Mark Kistler!

Your children will LOVE Mr. Mark's dynamic drawing lessons progressing through a series of fun, creative, pencil power adventures! Each day, Mr. Mark will explore a different themes 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! Mr. Mark has written many popular children’s how-to-draw books (Over 1 Million sold world-wide!), starred in 200 PBS television episodes, and has hosted over 1,000 LIVEstreams on Facebook and YouTube. He has taught millions of children how-to-draw in over 18 countries around the world. He can teach your children too! Important note: Parents are FREE and encouraged to participate!

Take a peek at our Summer Art Camp drawing lessons!


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”, "Tarzan",  "Alvin and the Chipmunks", and Disney Interactive

  • Dan Fraga – Marvel Comics

  • Miley Cyrus – Disney's "Hannah Montana"

  • Sam Ellis – Director at Cartoon Network 


Times for all weeks except week 4. 

Session A : 9:00am - 10:00am (ages 6 - 7 years)

Session B : 10:15am - 11:15am (ages 8 - 14 years)

Session C : 11:30am - 12:30pm (ages 8 - 14 years)

Session D : 12:45pm - 1:45pm (ages 8 - 14 years)

Session E : 2:00pm - 3:00pm (ages 6 - 7 years)

Session F : 6:30pm - 7:30pm (Family Art Nights)

Times for week 4 at Susanville, CA location

Session A : 1:00pm - 2:00pm (Tk - 2nd Grade)

Session B : 2:00pm - 3:00pm (3rd - 4th Grade)

Session C : 3:00pm - 4:00pm (5th - 6th Grade)

Session D : 4:00pm - 5:00pm (3rd - 6th Grade)


Register NOW for 5-Days of awesome, 3-D drawing adventures for only $99! Students age 8 and up are encouraged to register for 2 or 3 sessions each day. That's several HOURS of learning how-to-draw with Mr. Mark each day! Two daily drawing sessions for 5-days $198. Three daily drawing sessions for 5-days $297. 

Full & partial scholarships available, if needed. Apply to


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 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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