Overcoming obstacles, building good character, developing resilience, and choosing more kindness.
Overcoming obstacles in life, strong character, reaching your potential
I offer high energy, interactive programs in character education, multiculturalism, creative writing and living history.
Traditionally Live theatrical performances available virtually for school audiences. Study Guides and prerecorded zoom post-show talk-backs available, live talk-backs available at additional price.
I use a collection of existing municipal seals to tell a story of our heritage – either the Dutch in NY or the Erie Canal or the American Revolution.
Resilience, hope, the importance of history.
Character development, anti-bullying education and media responsibility.
Character Education, Anti Bullying Prevention, Being Respectful, Showing Empathy, Creating Last Longing Friendships, Career and College Readiness, Traveling The World, Geography, Ball Handling, Basketball Tricks, Fun, Harlem Globetrotters, Memories That Will Last A Lifetime, Importance of Family
Science, Natural Science, Engineering, Math, Language Arts, Visual Arts
Comics are one of the most powerful tools we have for sharing stories. Ira’s DRAWING COMICS program is filled with colorful visual lessons that invite students into the exciting world of comics and show them the skills needed to create comics that connect readers with their stories.
As a working comic artist, I’ve had a wide array of experiences with the art form. I’ve used comics to tell stories in fiction and non-fiction, as entertainment and educational material. I’ve self-published my own fantasy comics, created educational comics for middle schoolers in the capital region, and recently worked with the European Research Council on a comic about “the internet of things.” You can see all this work on my website: iramarcks.com
Engaging and motivating string students, teachers, and their communities.
Anti-Drug, Anti-Bullying, Character Education, Drunk Driving Prevention