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Re: Mark Kistler's Draw Squad

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Sheryl Ann McCoy (smccoy)
Wed, 21 Oct 1998 20:14:15 -0700

When the first message about Mark Kistler came online, I was bothered by the fact that his name sounded familiar, but the Draw Squad was not. I kept thinking that he must be that wonderful art teacher I had watched for several years on PBS. So I initiated a search.

Eureka! Mark is that fantastic art teacher. His show was called "Imagination Station". Our PBS station in Topeka showed it everyday for several years, and then they dropped it for "Pappyland". Yeah! There is an art ed show called "Pappyland".

I really like Mark's work for several reasons... His use of the 12 Renaissance Words to teach drawing concepts is excellent. These lessons are great for science and math integration, as well as reading and writing.

I looked around and found Mark's website. You can order the videos (over 180 30 minute shows), books, and other cool stuff. is selling his books at about half the price at Mark's website, but I didn't see any videos listed.

"In addition to hosting Mark Kistler's Imagination Station, Mark also hosted The Secret City(65 episodes), The Draw Squad (three-part home video) and The New Secret City Adventures. He has been a featured guest on Nickelodeon's Outa Here!"

"...In these new episodes, Mark will once again teach kids to draw in 3-D using his "Twelve Renaissance Words," while telling imaginative stories that involve space, futuristic cities, deep sea creatures and medieval legends. The new shows will also feature examples of both hand-drawn cell animation and computer animation. In addition to the drawing segments, Mark will proudly display the drawings sent in from kids in such diverse places as Guam and Nigeria where his shows have aired..."

from Mark Kistler's website. The address is

I have listed some other information I found on a brief search for the PBS shows.

Mark Kistler's Imagination Station/Learn How to Draw in 3-D With Public Television's Favorite Drawing Teacher! ~ Ships in 2-3 days Mark Kistler / Paperback / Published 1994 Fireside; ISBN: 0671500139 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.82 x 10.95 x 8.48
AMAZON.COM Our Price: $12.80 ~ You Save: $3.20 (20%) Ships in 24 hours.

Mark Kistler's Draw Squad ~ Ships in 2-3 days Mark Kistler / Paperback / Published 1988Our Price:$12.80 ~ You Save: $3.20 (20%)

Mark Kistler's Imagination Station
Mark has taught over 40 million students in 17 countries around the world how to draw in 3-D. He can teach you too!
70% Date: 17 Jun 1998, Size 3.5K,
***See more pages from this site

Check it out,


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