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Age of guests
Younger than 4 years old,
4 - 6 years old,
7 - 10 years old,
11 - 14 years old,
15 - 17 years old,
18 or older
Festival / fair,
Marc was FANTASTIC. The kids loved him and the adults raved. I booked him super last minute and he was soo flexible, responded right away. Once he was done face painting, he had so many activities and distractions for the kids. I can’t say enough good things about him! We will definitely be using him in the future 💙 Thanks for making Cayden’s first birthday a success!Jan 19, 2020VerifiedMarc Kohler and Fran Slade Arts Services's reply
Thank you, Jennifer! What is really interesting for me was that i have tried storytelling at events in similar settings, and found that the children had a difficult time staying attentive with all the noise and distractions in such an environment. So, I decided to do an arts workshop (Making Rattles), and all of the the children participated. They also had a nice piece of work to take home with them. You have changed my work forever! Thanks Marc
Marc came dressed as a pirate for our pirate week. The kids loved his stories of pirates, the face painting was incredible, and our pirate parade was the most fun!!!! Worth every penny!!! See you next year Marc!!!Aug 25, 2017VerifiedMarc Kohler and Fran Slade Arts Services's reply
Thank you, Debbie!!! This was a great experience for me!! I wrote the pirate stories, and it was great to see the children enjoy them!! We appreciate your comments!!
Marc did a fabulous job. Marc kept the children entertained and his face paintings were awesome.Apr 30, 2017VerifiedMarc Kohler and Fran Slade Arts Services's reply
Thank you, Jazmin. I am so glad that we added the costumes, storytelling, and parade!! It was great to bring Frozen alive for the children. Thank the adults who carried flags for the parade!!
Marc and Fran were super! The face-painting was amazing! Very happy 6 year old birthday girl and her friends!!Jun 19, 2017Verified
My children were thrilled with their painted faces. Highly recommend. Will hire for another event soon.Jun 5, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We do not have complicated pricing. We charge by the event, and consider number of children, distance from East Providence, and our availability.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?You tell us how big an event or visit that you are planning, and how best either together or Marc alone. We arrange to fit into the theme, create something just for you, and help you have a great event.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a BA from Brown University in Theater and English, and three years graduate work in Theater History and Creative Writing. I founded and directed The Puppet Workshop from 1970-1993. I created the Puffet which is an easy to make puppet, and we made over 25,000 of them with children and adults from 1977-1995. I have also provided arts workshops for Recreation Departments, and at our studio.