Ira Marcks – Drawing Comics: A Beginner’s Guide to Sequential Art and Story

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

DINOSAURS ROCK — Fossil, Rock & Mineral, Insects, Oceans & Shark Events

We offer 4 themed School Assemblies: DINOSAURS ROCK, OCEANS ROCK, GEMS ROCK and INSECTS ROCK.
Our mission is to exceed client expectations so we bring out expansive Museum exhibits, conduct highly interactive shows in an entertaining way, with an authentic, engaging learning experience. Students are part of the show, acting as scientists exploring and discovering through our hands-on show, hands-on activities, experiential approach while they learn about nature’s art!

Become Your Captain Catch Your Future: Building Students’ Self-Worth So They Create THEIR Success. -Nick “Sunshine” Tokman from ‘Deadliest Catch’

Through storytelling, visual aids, self-reflecting questions, audience participation and facilitated discussion techniques, “Become Your Captain. Catch Your Future” redirects students’ attention from the negative influences and outside social pressures to focus on who they are and what they really want to do with their life.

Tom Varano — Emotion Into Art™

Emotion Into Art™ is an extremely unique Speed Painting/Inspirational speaking performance. This is a nationally recognized show with the goal of inspiring students of all ages to not only follow their dreams, but to follow their dreams with PASSION! The performance entertains and captures the students’ attention while the microphone allows Tom to speak a message of hope and encouragement into their lives.