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The Art of Inspiration with Richard Hight will mesmerize and capture your audience!

It all happens within minutes! At times with broad strokes, and at others with intense detail. Vibrant color is set on huge canvases as artwork is choreographed to selected pieces of music playing in the background. This inspirational assembly will have the audience wanting more!


Latest Reviews

Richard was great. He had the audience in the palm of his hand. The students and business and industry representatives were in awe of the art as well as his story. Plus he is a genuine individual who took the time to share his life experience with the students at his lunch table. One of the best, if not the best, motivational speakers that we have had in the 17 years that we have been doing our "Connections to the Future." Thank-you!!!!
Rocky Bettar
Rowland Unified School District
Rowland Heights, CA

I have to be honest.  I was a bit a middle aged man drawing on a sheet was going to hold the attention of k-6th graders.  I was so pleasantly surprised.  He mesmerize not only the students but the teachers as well.  We had him do 2 shows (morning and afternoon) and he was amazing both times.  The kids listened to him speak about how he became an artist at a young age.  They also sat there QUIETLY (yes you read right) and watched him create on his canvas. He was not only an amazing entertainer but I have to tell you he was a great man to work with.  I would HIGHLY recommend him to any age audience.
Mariah Drenth-Cormick
Butler ES
Chalfont, PA

Richard was mesmerizing.  He had our kids captivated. He was engaging, had a great message and left us with two beautiful pieces that the school will cherish.   We would highly recommend him to any age bracket as he was able to gear his show to both younger and older audiences seamlessly. He was great value for our cultural arts budget and will invite him back.
Billie McNally - Co Chair Cultural Arts
Markham School
Little Silver, NJ 

I just had to take a moment to write and thank you so very much for the phenomenal performances you gave at the Green Brook Middle School yesterday.  In my four years as PTO President, I've only known of one other assembly that has stirred our school community the way you have.  Your assemblies were a topic of conversation at our PTO meeting last evening and from what I understand, at the basketball game as well.  As I walked through the halls yesterday, teachers and students alike were stopping to tell me how great the assembly was and how "cool" you were.  Sharing your personal stories really spoke to the students as I understand from the parents that many went home and relayed them.  You certainly are blessed and I thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with the world.
Lisa Couch, President
Green Brook PTO
Green Brook, NJ

I can't thank you enough.  Your talent and more importantly message has left a resounding impression on our students and staff.  With a staff that doesn't like their instructional time infringed upon to have such glowing remarks speaks volumes as to the affect your presentation had for our middle school community.  I thank you again for your time and sharing your talent and inspirational works with us.  We can't wait to get our masterpieces hung in our halls to remind our students of your message.
Beth Lippold - School Counselor
Windham Middle School
Windham, NH

The presenter was OUTSTANDING!  Both our students and faculty really enjoyed him.  He was wonderful with children and we would love to have him back again!  He was so worth having in our school!  Thank you for the selection of assemblies you provide to schools.
Patricia Sotero - Principal
Center Street ES
Horseheads, NY 

…..IT WAS A HIT!!! Thank you for the amazing recommendation.  Richard Hight was prompt, prepared & is a brilliant artist and motivator.  I am so glad we started off the school year with this presentation.  He had the attention of all 500+ students ranging from pre school age to teens (Pre K to 8)… Shrewsbury School will gladly spread the word to our neighboring towns.
Mary Ansell - Assembly Coordinator
Shrewsbury Borough School
Shrewsbury, NJ

What a beautiful presentation Richard brought to St. James School!  We have gotten all positive feedback from parents, teachers, students and a visiting school!   Everything was just right,  down to the music (loved Somewhere Over the Rainbow, by Eva Cassidy).  We enjoyed meeting Richard's family it brought a special touch to assembly.
Brad, please pass on our thanks to Richard, we will display "Under His Wing" up high, so we all fit under the wing!

Cindy DiClementi
St. James School
Arlington Heights, IL

Thank you for traveling to our school to communicate your amazing message with our students!  You shared your challenges, focused on your strengths, and encouraged our students to do the same by believing in themselves and striving to be the best that they can be.  Thank you for helping us instill positive character in our students with your words and talent!  Your artwork is very powerful and will be displayed in our school for years to come, reminding students to follow their dreams and reach for the stars!
Vanessa Ahmed - Principal
Copper Hill ES
Ringoes, NJ

Thank You AE, on behalf of WVCS for all your wonderful and talented performers!  Last couple of years we've had a nice variety of talented professional people brought to our middle school.  Fantastic Job on finding such talent! The most recent performer, Richard Hight, left our students in awe with his beautiful work and powerful message. Even the staff were stopping to watch and listen as he captivated the audience.  Anyone who knows, middle school students are hard to impress!!  Richard really did a great job.  Everyone loved him! I'm sad this is my last year doing the CA at the middle school.  My child is going to High School in September, but I will be passing along your contact information to our next chair person.  It's been fun working with you!  Thank you for your courtesy and professionalism!
Karla Gonzalez-Cultural Arts Chair
Warwick Middle School
Warwick, NY

Great enjoyment for the students watching and listening to the story and the artwork we ended up with was priceless!
Bridget Widmaier - Cultural Arts Chair
East Northport MS
East Northport, NY 

We recently had Richard Hight at our MLK assembly. He did 2 separate assemblies and bother were wonderful. To see his work created before the eyes of the students was amazing. He did an MLK portrait for us as well as a beautiful Lion (our mascot). We actually framed and plexiglasses these and have them hanging in our cafeteria/commons. We hope to someday build a new school and these will travel to the new school.
Highly recommended  as he speaks of following your passion and strengths.

Kris L. Petersen
Lynden MS
Lynden, WA

Richard was fabulous!  His presentation and delivery were both right on point for our students.  They were engaged every minute of the assembly which hasn't happened often, if ever and I know the valuable information shared by Richard will help them become better citizens of their school and community!  The incredible mural art Richard created with our students will serve as a lasting
memory for them of his important messages shared during the assembly.  The show was simply great!!!

Carroll Ryan
John C Daniels Magnet School
New Haven, CT

Richard Hight is an engaging, motivational, talented presenter.  He weaves a story that reflects honesty, and provides not only a masterful piece of art when he is finished, but leaves a lasting impression of integrity and a message of inspiration.  We would have him back again!
Marian Hendershot
JR Bolger Middle School
Keansburg, NJ

The kids were mesmerized by Richard's drawing and loved his story! It was a great assembly!
Connie Potter - Chief of Staff
Forest Grove School District
Forest Grove, OR

Richard put on a fantastic assembly, the students, teachers and faculty thoroughly enjoyed!! He was easy to work with, personable and an awesome entertainer! Thanks again, look forward to working with you again next school year! 
Lisa Baker - Cultural Arts
Wolftrap ES
Vienna, VA

I just wanted you to know how much the kids loved his presentation. He really was wonderful, and even the teachers have been stopping by my office to let me know how much they enjoyed him. After his presentation, he went into the first period Art Class to speak to the students for a little while. That was really nice of him, and the kids were thrilled. Thank you so much for suggesting him for us!
Dot Stranix
Bishop Shanahan High School
Downingtown, PA

Richard and his Art of Inspiration show was OUTSTANDING!! The kids were mesmerized by his inspirational story telling and  wowed by his artistic talent! The teachers declared this assembly one of the best we've brought to our school in years! Thank you thank you!!!!
Susan Klass
Asher Holmes School
Morganville, NJ

Wow! What a wonderful and inspirational all-school assembly! The students were riveted as Richard Hight creatied a chalk masterpiece in just 9 minutes while the whole school watched, wondered and guessed. In the end a powerful Eagle and American flag filled the 8x6 foot canvas! Now he had our attention – so he shared stories about working through challenges, finding your inner talents, and living your life as a masterpiece. He seamlessly connected it to our school Guidance Program called Above the Line. The students were enthralled! We are expecially excited  to keep the artwork. We will need to frame and protect it so it will last for years to come!
Debra Loomis-Teacher
Country Meadows ES
Muskego, WI

I just wanted you to know what a delight it was to meet and enjoy Richard this morning. Our children loved his presentation and the murals he left for us are beautiful and vibrant reminders of the day and the message. We had a great time chatting, as well. So...a great experience, a wonderful, authentic and gifted presenter were pretty incredible, too. Every encounter was a positive one. You couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful.
Dr. Karen C. Dietrich - Executive Director
Catholic School Partnership
Camden, NJ

The students loved it! Very entertaining, wonderful storyteller. The students were inspired to draw their own patriotic drawings after the show.Richard was very professional, easy to work with, receptive to our needs.  Many teachers commented on the quality of the artistry and loved the story. One teacher said it was the best assembly she has ever seen. Another said it made her want to be a better mother after hearing the message. Overall positive experience and wonderful show. Thank you!
Leah Valente
Memorial School
Milford, MA

Thank you so much for your wonderful presentation at Hillside school last week.  I had great feedback from the children, the teachers, and even parents who heard all about it from their very excited children!  I really enjoyed your easy rapport with the children and I believe that your message about embracing your individuality was perfect for our students. Your art will be sure to brighten our school for a long time.
Sue Argenziano - Cultural Arts
Hillside Elementary Schoo
Closter, NJ

Richard Hight is an outstanding presenter and a gifted artist. "Art of Inspiration" inspired our students to find their talent and be their best,  no matter what the subject matter! He reminded them to work hard and hone their talent and not to accept being average. Our students learned they each possess a special gift and their teachers, parents and administrators are there to help these students find it. Richard was completely engaging with his dynamic strokes of pastels bringing an image of inspiration to life on a 8' x 6' canvas. He left us with a masterpiece, a whale, which is our school mascot  jumping out of a brilliant background---reminding the students to bring their talents to life! We will be displaying this masterpiece in a main hallway of our school. Additionally, Richard was well received by the entire audience, gaining quick respect with his art strokes, proving he is a master of his talent. He has the ability to inspire and spin off stories while commanding the attention of each student  in every grade (K - 6th)! He spoke directly to the kids, sometimes at eye level, down on his knees which was impressive for man of his stature. Art of Inspiration is a one of kind assembly and worth the investment. As a first time assembly coordinator, I was also impressed with how easy it was to book the event and how Richard showed up at our school on time and ready to go. It was seamless! If any school would like to email me for a personal recommendation, it would be my pleasure to share the wonderful experience we had.
Alison Pluck - Assembly Chair
North Wales ES
North Wales, PA

Richard was absolutely wonderful!!  His artwork was unbelievable and his stories were inspiring.  All the teachers and students were amazed and are still talking about the assembly.  Everyone is extremely excited to hang his artwork in our school for all to see.  I would highly recommend this program to everyone.  No matter what age - Richard offers an important message for all - do what you are best at and don not get caught up in what you are not good at!  Focus on the positive!  WE LOVED HIM!!!
Karen Golembieski
New Monmouth ES
Middletown, NJ

What an EXCELLENT presentation!  Mr. Hight is an excellent artist as well as an outstanding storyteller.  His message was inspiring and his assembly kept all of the students engaged and interested by using music, art and storytelling to encourage students to find their talents and then serve others.  It was one of the best school presenttions I have ever seen!
Cathy Stapleton
Amelia HS
Batavia, OH

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