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Librarians from all over the Midwests tell us our programs are among the BEST!

  5 Programs for Kids, Families, Teens & Adults:
 Family Reading Programs * Holiday * Drawing/Cartooning Classes * Handwriting Analysis


We're booking up fast for Spring/Summer 2017!
* Note to those already booked: To save time, if you haven't received your contract, we kindly ask you
to print off the contract below, fill in a few spaces and mail back to the address at top!

CHECK OUT OUR NEW SUMMER PROGRAM BELOW!



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AFFORDABLE RATES! Ask about our GROUP RATES!
We book up fast because we have a GREAT REPUTATION!
We offer Chicagoland's BEST Children's/Family, YA & Adult Programming!


1. Family Shows (Comedy Ventriloquism/Magic)
2. Drawing Classes (All Ages!)
3. Handwriting Analysis (YA/Adult Programming)


"Your Handwriting Analysis skills are AMAZING! Positive feedback from all our patrons! You're an Illinois library favorite, and now we know why!"
Chicago Ridge Public Library, Chicago Ridge, IL

"Chris McBrien is the COMPLETE PACKAGE! He and his spectacular puppets and ventriloquism are engaging and laugh-out-loud funny for grownups and kids alike! He interweaves stories, magic and comedy and he seems to have a show to match EVERY THEME! He's reasonably priced and gets a great turnout! Wonderful entertainment!"
Niles Public Library, Niles, IL

"It wouldn't be Summer Reading without Chris in our libraries! We've had him 10 years in a row and our patrons and libraries always want him back!"
St. Charles City-County Library District, St. Charles, MO

SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE GREAT REFERENCES FROM YOUR PEERS!


Here's our promo video for our family program "Read, Lead, Succeed!" for 2016.
Scroll down for show details, reviews and more promo videos!






Summer 2018 is going to be AMAZING!




RAVE REVIEWS!

"We've had Chris numerous times, and he's always a crowd favorite! We'll have him back!"
Worth Public Library, Worth, IL

"Everyone loved your show! Many people told me they has SO MUCH FUN! The magic and ventriloquism were amazing, and audience members really enjoyed getting up there to help you! You relate to the audience very well, and had them laughing so hard! We also enjoyed your very important message about reading!"
Fountaindale Public Library District, Bolingbrook, IL

"Our patrons always love seeing your shows!"
Charles B. Phillips Public Library, Newark, IL

"Our patrons really loved the program! You relate great to the kids and they learned a ton of new things! They already want you back!"
Genoa Public Library, Genoa,IL

"The kids had a great time and had a lot of fun learning with your program! We really enjoyed having your here!"
Sandwich Public Library, Sandwich, IL


Description From Flyer:
How you view your world is all about the art of design! Chris teaches students how to draw a still life he brings in, in 4 DIFFERENT STYLES!
15 Minutes per style! Realism (DaVinci's rules of shadow and light included), Impressionism (Gaugan/VanGogh's theories), Surrealism (Frida Kahlo's theories) and Abstract! (Picasso!) Students will not only learn how to design their art in 4 different styles, they'll learn about 5 different artists and a lot of art history, too!

Kids/Teens/Adults...it's for all ages, and Chris can adjust the lesson for a particlar age group, mix of ages or all ages inclusive!

Chris has a vast artistic background, having won Western Illinois University's coveted Art Talent Grant 3 years in a row, working as a Fine Arts Teacher (K-12) at the Bettendorf Center for the Cultural Arts for 5 years, President of the Plainfield, IL Art League for 3 years as well as having 12 gallery showings, regular art sales and teaching art to all ages for over 20 years!

Materials: Chris brings crayons/colored pencils. Library provides white copy machine paper, pencils. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own colored pencils, crayons, pencils and drawing pads if possible. Dry erase board is a plus. Chris will bring his own easel, materials and still life. 

THIS PROGRAM IS ALREADY FILLING UP FAST FOR JUNE & JULY 2017! CALL & BOOK YOUR PROGRAM NOW!




Bring your Valentine to this amazingly fun event celebrating one of America's most cherished holidays!

Romantic! Sweet! Tons of Family Friendly Comedy!
More Details Soon!
Call for information: 1-888-503-8669 Email: magicstoryteller@yahoo.com


"We've had Chris numerous times, and he's always a crowd favorite! We'll have him back!"
Worth Public Library, Worth, IL

"Everyone loved your show! Many people told me they has SO MUCH FUN! The magic and ventriloquism were amazing, and audience members really enjoyed getting up there to help you! You relate to the audience very well, and had them laughing so hard! We also enjoyed your very important message about reading!"
Fountaindale Public Library District, Bolingbrook, IL

"Our patrons always love seeing your shows!"
Charles B. Phillips Public Library, Newark, IL

"You've got a following of patrons and librarians! Always a crowd pleaser and great feedback from patrons!"
Lisle Public Library, Lisle, IL

"We always enjoy your shows! You're one of the performers our patrons always want back!"
France Banta Waggoner Library, DeWitt, IA





SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Chris has been teaching cartooning and drawing to kids K-12 since 1992! He started at the Bettendorf Cultural Arts Center in his hometown of Bettendorf, IA and hasn't stopped teaching since! He's a master of the "Schoolhouse" teaching method and can teach multiple levels at the same time! Cartooning and Drawing Classes cover a wide range of skills, from basic to advanced, and Chris customizes the program to the age group you have instantly! All he needs is a dry erase board or large drawing pad with easel, dry erase markers/markers, copy paper and #2 pencils for students! From basic body structure, to details like eyes, mouths, hands and other details students generally struggle with, Chris teaches them how to succeed at unleashing their own creativity and unique style in his cartooning class. He even teaches basic story structure/storyboarding! His drawing class covers still life drawing, as well as basic color theory! For his drawing class students will need to bring their own colored pencils, pencils and sharpener. Chris requires a dry erase board and markers or large drawing pad with markers. He also brings in samples of his own work and teaches students, in both classes, the art history that's behind what they are learning! From the history of cartoons to the history of life drawing to different styles and the history behind color theory, Chris makes sure your patrons have the skills they want, and are inspired to continue building those skills using your library!


"Super feedback from patrons! The kids were really into what you were teaching them. Well worth the money we spent!"
Marceline Carnegie Public Library, Marceline, MO (Walt Disney's Home Town!)

"Our patrons really loved the program! You relate great to the kids and they learned a ton of new things! They already want you back!"
Genoa Public Library, Genoa,IL

"What a great program! Your program covers a lot of ground in an easy to understand way for kids!"
Pekin Public Library, Pekin IL

"The kids had a great time and had a lot of fun learning with your program! We really enjoyed having your here!"
Sandwich Public Library, Sandwich, IL



SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Chris started learning handwriting analysis as a child. It's history goes back to Roman times, and it's an accredited social science! Chris knows two astonishing methods, and will amaze your audience with his skills! He never goes "too deep" as to embarrass any of your patrons, but he WILL astonish them with the character traits he can see in their writing! Just deep enough of an analysis to entertain, entrance and inspire your patrons to look further into the amazing science of handwriting analysis by researching through your library! He also teaches your patrons a basic method to start them out! This program is ideal for teens and adults, and even a combo of the two groups is welcome! This program, like his family programs above, has become a favorite among Illinois libraries for over 10 years! Find out for yourself why Chris is asked back to the same libraries over and over to do this program!


"We've had Chris twice and he's always a crowd pleaser and generates a huge draw to our library!"
Blue Island Public Library, Blue Island, IL

"Amazingly accurate and entertaining! Everyone loved your program! We'll have you back!"
Clinton Township Public Library, Waterman, IL

"We really enjoyed your program and will have to have you back!"
Hinckley Public Library, Hinckley, IL

"It was uncanny how perceptive he was with just one written phrase!  All who attended went away VERY satisfied! Chris is very professional and knowledgeable in all areas of his performance!"
Geneseo Public Library, Geneseo, IL

"Great program! Our patrons gave us great feedback! Very accurate and entertaining!"
Flossmoor Public Library, Flossmoor, IL

CALL NOW TO BOOK THIS AMAZING YA and/or ADULT PROGRAM!

Toll Free: 1-888-503-8669   Email: magicstoryteller@yahoo.com






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