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Artist-in-Residence by Gary Harbo

What are the teachers saying?

"The step-by-step process was excellent. 45 minutes with 5 & 6 year-olds went so quickly - he knew exactly how to pace his presentation. Excellent!" (Stephen/Argyle Central School, Argyle, MN)

"This is our best author visit ever! I loved how the kids illustrated right along with Gary!" (Groveland Elementary, Wayzata, MN)

"Gary's presentation was awesome! The kids were engaged and enthusiastic. I highly recommend this to others." (Washington Elementary, Wisconsin Rapids, WI)

"The students were so mesmerized and motivated to draw. It was truly a rewarding experience." (Springfield Elementary, Springfield, MN)

"Thank you for sharing your expertise! Not only are you a wonderful artist, but you are also an excellent teacher. Super job!" (Centennial Elementary, Circle Pines, MN)  

"One of the best presentations I have ever seen!" (Watertown/Mayer Elementary, Watertown, MN)  

"This was an incredible presentation!" (Lake Superior Elementary, Superior, WI)  

"Mr. Harbo did a fabulous job with my class." (Maple Lake Elementary, Maple Lake, MN)  

"We would love to have Gary back for a follow-up!" (Terrace Elementary, Ankeny, IA)  

"This presentation really appeals to the students' interest and ability" (Runnells Elementary, West Des Moines, IA)  

"The students enjoyed it very much and were proud of their work." (Pilot Knob Elementary, Eagan, MN)  

"Thank you for such a great presentation!" (Bemidji Middle School, Bemidji, MN)  

"Great presentation -- Children loved it!" (JFK Elementary, Lakeville, MN)  

"Children loved their drawing success and have been drawing ever since!" (Salem Hills Elementary, Inver Grove, MN)  

"I'm amazed at the interest, motivation and confidence this presentation gave my 2nd graders. The students are still talking about your visit.... You were definitely a hit!" (Southside Elementary, Sparta, WI)  

"The kids truly enjoyed Mr. Harbo's presentation. Their cartoons were great! What a confidence builder. Some of my children didn't think they could draw - until this program. Thanks for teaching it step-by-step so the kids could follow! Excellent!" (Tecumseh North Elementary, Topeka, KS)  

"I really think this was excellent. It was great to get someone with art skill and talent into our school to get the kids interested in art. This is what they need." (Berryton Elementary, Topeka, KS)  

"It was a great presentation! Numerous teachers have told me how wonderful they thought Gary was. He was a real hit in our building! I would recommend him to any school needing a presenter." (Tecumseh South Elementary, Topeka, KS)  

"Students and staff enjoyed the day! Gary worked so hard and did a terrific job. Every student felt successful! I wish he would come back again!" (Shawnee Heights Elementary, Topeka, KS)  

"Gary opened the world of cartoon artistry up to my students." (Pertzsch Elementary, Onalaska, WI)  

"Fantastic! Great self-esteem builder! Refreshing." (JFK Elementary, Sioux Falls, SD)  

"The kids were very excited after returning back to the classroom. Very well presented!" (Brewster Elementary, Brewster, MN)  

"Please return again. It is wonderful to give all of the students an opportunity to realize their potential!" (Sioux Valley Elementary, Sioux Valley, MN)

Schools Visited

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