Virtual K-12 School Assemblies
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Mark Kistler is our most successful LIVE VIRTUAL school assembly, actually the hands down BEST assembly in all of our 7 years (90 assemblies)! He is a “keeper”! This was his 3rd visit to our school, (first virtual), we will most definitely schedule him again next year!
Lloyd Harbor ES NY
A HUGE SUCCESS!
This was our first virtual assembly and I'm happy to say it was a huge success!
The principal and PTA have received so much positive feedback. The students really loved drawing along with you Mark.
My two kids couldn't wait to show me their drawings (and I couldn't wait to show them mine LOL).
Saw Mill Road Elementary
Thank you for the enthusiastic zoom yesterday. I loved how natural you were on a virtual medium. It was perfect. Hope to have you again and look forward to drawing with you at your Artemis project next week.
INSPIRED OUR KIDS INNER ARTISTS!
The Harbor School was fortunate to experience an artist visit by Mark Kistler. Mr. Kistler provided a remote assembly for our children in grades Kindergarten through Fifth-grade. Mr. Kistler not only shared his love of drawing and art with the children but allowed them to all see that they can be artists too. We highly recommend a visit by Mr. Kistler!
Hello fellow passionate supporters of the arts in schools!
I’m SO EXCITED to be able to offer you my LIVE school assemblies at a deeply discounted price–through the wonders of technology.
Like most educators on the planet, we have been working hard transitioning to 100% online LIVE Webcasting. We have been working with a team of EXCEPTIONAL EXPERTS to create an AFFORDABLE LIVE WEBCAST ASSEMBLY that feels like I’m RIGHT THERE in your students classrooms or homes!
We have figured it out! I can’t wait to VISIT your school in this wonderful new way!
How Does It Work ?
I teach your kids to Draw! Draw! Draw! just like always! But I’m in my studio and you’re where you are. The lesson is PERSONALIZED, LIVE, and INTERACTIVE! I answer parent and teacher QUESTIONS and talk with your students while I teach. I spotlight their drawings and encourage them to share genius ideas to embellish the drawings with the group. This LIVE interactive technology IS SO COOL!
What Equipment Do We Need ?
Students need an internet connected smart phone, tablet, or computer. A piece of paper, a pencil, a smile, and an excited sense of adventure for creative discovery!
What Will We Draw ?
My LIVE webcast assemblies are FUN and PERSONAL. Your school will COLLABORATE WITH ME and CHOOSE its lessons from my list of ABSOLUTELY AWESOME ART INSPIRATIONS. Your students have the opportunity to pick where they want to travel with their imaginations! Perhaps they will want to have…
“Mr. Mark webcasting LIVE from his Antarctic Penguin Research Station!”
Or…”Mr. Mark LIVE webcasting from ‘The Land Of Dinosaurs!'”
“Mr. Mark webcasting LIVE from his Antarctic Or possibly…”Mr. Mark LIVE webcasting from the surface of the moon!” Research Station!”
Where Are You ? Where Are The Students ?
I’m in Texas in my state of the ART hi-fun hi-tech studio. The students are in their homes or classrooms, whatever your current situation is.
How Do The Logistics Work ?
You and I schedule a COMPLIMENTARY 15 – 30 minute ZOOM LIVE preview session. I demonstrate exactly how I approach teaching, entertaining, and INSPIRING your students harnessing this fantastic technology! I am available Monday- Friday 1pm-2pm Central Time for these personal mini ZOOM previews. If you need an alternative time, I’ll make every effort to accommodate you. To schedule your personal mini ZOOM with me please email email@example.com
Why Two Assemblies ?
One for lower grades, and one for upper grades. My LIVE WEBCASTS are tailored to be age appropriate to the skills and abilities of each age group.
Do The Children Need Supplies ?
Students and Teachers just need pencils, paper, and an internet connected laptop, smartphone, or computer.
Why Art ?
WHY ART? WHY ART??!!
“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
About Mark Kistler and Mark’s Inspiring Assemblies
Mark Kistler has presented his acclaimed K-12 Virtual Arts Assembly to thousands of schools around the world. He 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.
For three decades, Mark Kistler has been teaching kids at over thousands 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!
44 years of School Assembly performances
Thousands school assembly performances
42,000 downloads of his iPhone App “Learn To Draw With Mark Kistler”
Millions visitors on markkistler.com/Mark Kistler Youtube/Amazon Prime
Author/Illustrator of 14 popular “How-to-Draw” books
Over a Million Mark Kistler books sold
2010 Emmy Award Winner
Creator/host of Public Television’s “Mark Kistler’s Imagination Station”
Co-created and star of the 1980's PBS children's series "The Secret City"
Mark deeply believes that learning how to draw in three dimensions builds a child’s critical thinking skills while nourishing self-esteem. His positive messages on goal setting, dream conquering, and the power of reading have sparked millions of children around the world to discover their awesome individual potentials.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR BOOKS? CAN WE STILL GET SIGNED COPIES IF YOU’RE IN TEXAS?
YES! and YES! I will be glad to sign and send your students books. I’ll provide a book order form for before and after the assembly.
I PROMISE to INSPIRE your GENIUS students on my VIRTUAL VISIT! LET’s travel on this new ART ADVENTURE together!