Over the past 40 years, Mark Kistler has taught millions of children how-to-draw on his Public Television Series “The Secret City” in the 1980’s, and “The Imagination Station” in the 1990’s.
He has presented over 4,000 K-12 Visual Arts School Assembly Workshops around the world including; Australia, Germany, England, Scotland, Mexico, Japan, Spain, Brazil, Dubai, India, France, Ireland, Tonga, and the United States.
Mark has written and illustrated many popular drawing books with over 1 million books sold. With Simon & Schuster Publishers Mark’s books include; “Learn to Draw with Commander Mark”, “Mark Kistler’s Draw Squad”, “Mark Kistler’s Imagination Station”, and “Drawing in 3-D with Mark Kistler”. With Scholastic Publishers his four-book children’s series is titled “Dare-to-Draw in 3-D!” His most recent books, “You Can Draw in 30-Days”, and “You Can Draw in 30-Minutes” published with Da Capo Press, are his first books oriented more for adult learning.
As a result of his television series, drawing books, and school appearances Mark Kistler has generated over one million fan letters and emails containing 3-D drawings from children around the world.
Since 2015 Mark Kistler has been a featured guest artist (America’s Pop Art Icon) at over 100 comic conventions; New Orleans, Albuquerque, Portland, Cleveland, New York City, Houston, Sacramento, Minneapolis, Des Moines, San Antonio, Dallas, Philadelphia, Columbus, Nashville, Madison, Boston, Eugene, St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago, Tulsa, Brazil, Dubai UAE, Paris France, New Delhi and Mumbai India, Vancouver, Honolulu, Austin, Orlando, and Vienna Austria.
Over the last 40 years Mark Kistler has been featured in over 1,000 newspaper, magazine, and television interviews. Including USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, New York Times, San Diego Union, Seattle Times, Baltimore Sun, San Francisco Chronicle, Albuquerque Journal, Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne Herald Sun, TV-Guide, NPR, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, Nickelodeon, and media interviews in Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maine, Oregon, Louisiana, West Virginia, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Texas, California, Montana, England, Austria, Australia, and India.
Mark deeply believes that learning how to draw in 3-D builds a child’s critical thinking skills while nourishing self-esteem. His positive messages on self-image, goal setting, dream questing, environmental awareness and the power of reading have inspired millions of children to discover their awesome individual potential.