Thursday, July 31, 2014

This is a drawing by Douglas. He did an amazing job drawing this dragon. I would love to see your child's drawings. Just email your kids art to
Please include child's name (first only), age, and state/country. I will share your child's art on my You Tube channel.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Free coloring page on! Just click on the images that you like and print. Great fun for an upcoming road trip. Click HERE for the coloring pages.
-Steve Harpster

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I have a gallery show at The Work Children's Museum in Newark Ohio. The opening night is Friday, July 25th from 6-8pm and I will be teaching kids how to draw that evening. Feel free to stop by and check out a really cool museum located in Newark.

The show runs from July 25th till October 11th.

I will also have a drawing workshop on August 6th at 1:30pm and The Works Children's Musuem.

The Works is located at
55 South First Street, Newark, Ohio 43055

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Bexley Montrose Elementary

I had a great time this week visiting Bexley Montrose Elementary. If your school is interested in a school visit just click on this LINK to find out more info.
-Steve Harpster

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

You Tube Fan

So I was looking trolling YouTube and came across this video of a young girl teaching others how to turn the letter "B," into a monster. I loved it. When I make my drawing videos I wonder if I get the message across about drawing and creating art. I saw this video and it made my day. I would ask anyone who takes a look at this video to hit the like button and leave a nice comment to encourage this little lady to do more amazing artwork and videos.
-Steve Harpster

Saturday, August 24, 2013

FREE Online School Visits

I have FREE online school visits for school anywhere in the world! That's right anywhere in the world. To find out more information just click here LINK, or go to

FREE- School Visits

Hello, Steve Harpster here and I have an exciting offer to any school in Ohio and all schools that are 3 hours from Cincinnati, FREE school visits! Plus the schools can earn money by selling my how-to-draw books through take home order forms. Find out more info here LINK, or go to

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

NEW Harptoons website

That's right, a brand new website for Harptoons. All new drawing videos, activity pages, and more. I am really excited about finally getting the site online. It was a ton of work and I still have much more to work on, but I am really happy with how it is shaping up. So go and check out and see for yourself.
-Steve Harpster

Monday, July 22, 2013

Online School Visits

online school visits with Steve Harpster from Harptoons on Vimeo.
Hey Drawing Fans,
I am so happy to announce my online school visits. I can visit schools anywhere in the world that has an internet connection. Please contact me for more information about my online school visits and how I can teach your students to draw live, and online.
Steve Harpster

Monday, October 10, 2011

Steve's School Visits

Harpster's School Visits (in person)

Interested in having me come to your school and talk about my career as a professional illustrator? My presentations are 45 minutes long but can be shortened to 30 minutes for kindergarten and first graders. The kids will be drawing with me, so they will need pencil and paper. Best of all the presentations are FREE! Oh, wait, even better the school's earn 30% from the sale of all the books sold during the presentation.

So let's recap...
*Kids get a great presentation form Steve Harpster

*Kids get to draw with Steve Harpster

*Students and staff can buy Harpster's books and he will sign and draw a picture in each book.

*The visit is absolutely free!

*The school earns 30% off the sale of all the books!

(this offer is for state of Ohio only. Schools in Indiana and Kentucky should call to see if offer can apply to them.)

Online School Visits

Using Adobe Connect I can visit your classroom and school to deliver a positive message about how I make a living as a professional illustrator. The presentation is the same one that I do in person at schools, but from my studio. Kids can ask questions, make comments and more importantly they get to draw with me! Just call me to set up an online school visit toll free: 1-877-885-2839 or e-mail me at: steve[at]studioharpster[dot]com...of course use the @ symbol and the . when you type this e-mail.

Here's a short video montage of my school visits and the art kids create while I am there.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

This Blog is Moving!

I have decided to move two blogs into one. In the coming weeks both Drawing Animals With Numbers blog and Steve's School Visits blog will be moving to their new homes at the Harptoons blog.

The Harptoons blog will have info about all my new books and info about school visits. This will be a gradual transfer,but one that will make my life so much easier.

Steve Harpster

Friday, March 11, 2011

More Great Drawings!

Here are some Kindergarten drawings from my books Drawing Monsters With Letters and Drawing Animals With Numbers. These drawings are form Grandview Elementary School.

Dunloe Elementary School

Some of the many drawings that the students at Dunloe Elementary drew for me before my school visit. Can you believe that this is Kindergarten?

Winchester Trail Art

Winchester Trail had a contest to see what the kids could make out of the letters WC (Winchester Trail.) These were the winners. They got to have a pizza party with me at lunch time and we did some drawing together.

Winchester Trail Elementary School

Here I am getting ready to talk to over 300 second graders. I don't get a chance to take many pictures of my events because there are so many things going on all at once that I often forget.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

My BRAND NEW website

Here is my brand new website where you can watch "How to draw videos." The videos are all based on my two new books Drawing Animals With Numbers and Drawing MOnsters With Letters. Now The site is still a work in progress, but feel free to visit and see what I have so far.

invited to the Buckeye Book Fair!

Yeah, I was invited to the Buckeye Book Fair. Save the date, Saturday November 5th 2011 in Wooster Ohio. This is the 24th Buckeye Book Fair and I have always wanted to be apart of this event and was honored to get an invite. Their website is I will s

Drawing Sea Animals With Numbers

Sorry for the lack of posts, but I have been crazy busy. First, I have my new book that I just sent to the printer Drawing Sea Animals With Numbers. I am really excited about this book. Not only does it teach how to draw the animals in easy to follow steps, but it also has facts about each animal in the book. I have also been visiting schools all over Ohio. Luckily not one of my events has been canceled due to weather, but it's been close. The kids and teachers are really enjoying my drawing books and having a great time drawing with me. Then I have my freelance illustration work that has been really busy. I have six books I am working on right now, 5 puzzles and a bunch of other projects. The last thing I am working on is my new website A work in progress to say the least. This website is going to have how to draw videos for kids, online school visits, activities to download and much more. This is a work in progress so feel free to take a look at it, just keep in mind that it is still not finished. I will make sure to post updates for pre sales of Drawing Sea Animals With Numbers as well as some sneak peaks of the book.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Free Drawing Event!

This is video from a free drawing event I held in December at the Firefly Play Cafe. I will be hosting more of these free drawing events all over Ohio. If you want to know when or where sign up for my newsletter. If you would like me to host an event in your town contact me for details!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My NEW Book

My new book Drawing Monsters With Letters is on sale now. You can order your copy today and I will sign it and draw a picture in each book. Makes a great one of a kind gift for the holidays.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

IT's my Brand New Book!

That's right my BRAND NEW book Drawing Monsters With Letters is HERE! You can order your copy right by clicking [HERE].

PLUS, I sign and draw a picture in each book. It makes a great one of kind gift for that special someone.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Another great pic

This is an illustration that a young artist gave to me after one of my presentations. I teach kids how to draw a fish using the number six.


This was a drawing given to me by a student at a school that I spoke at recently. What a great looking elephant!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Free School Visits

Imagine this, a school visit that costs nothing at all for your school and your school can make money! You don't have to imagine anymore because it's true. Go to the school visits page on my website [LINK] to find out more.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

School visits video

Here's a short video that explains what my school presentations are about and how I became a childrens book illustrator.

Play Ball?

I usually don't post my art work on this site, but I wanted to give this area an update. Just to let everyone know there are plenty of dates available for school visits. So feel free to sign up.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

It really makes my visit that much better when a week or two after the visit I get a package of letters from the kids in the mail.