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RED’S READING REVOLUTION  – An Art & Literacy Program


As a 20-year teaching veteran, Red knows how to engage distracted students. Using the sketchnote inspired style of Heavy Sketches, Red brings his unique, cross-curricular approach to learning directly to the classroom.  Red teams up with teachers and school media coordinators – collaborating with them to motivate their students using his program, Red’s Reading Revolution.

Red commits to working in-depth, 1:1 with 10 schools every year. His program ties in the student’s current curriculum-based assignments with art, comics, creative writing, informational text, research, and even their own school mascot. Students work on submissions for a book that will be printed at the end of the school year. The unique school “annual” will not only showcase work by the students, it will also feature original content by Red.

Here’s a video put together by Janet Getz, the Media Coordinator at Cedar Bluff Middle School in Knoxville, TN.




Red Rohl is a 20-year teaching veteran of at-risk youth. He understands the struggle teachers face — kids are distracted. For many of them, the last place they want to be is in school.

Let a visit from Red help alleviate your frustrations and gain tools from his workshops that will help you inspire students to take initiative in their learning.

Red is an expert in sketchnote-art, an innovative way for students to learn visually that combines art with note taking. Red takes it one step further by taking a hands-on approach. Red takes the time to visit schools, collaborating with fellow educators.  He works directly with students, motivating them to create their own sketchnote inspired writings and art that is directly tied to the curriculum.

Red provides workshops and speaks to schools, bookstores, future educators at Colleges and Universities, literary festivals, and businesses to visually sketchnote meetings and give employees a crash course in visual learning.

Speaking Testimonials:

“Red’s enthusiasm is palpable the first moment he begins introducing himself to students.  He respects kids, and it’s evident in how he speaks to them.  When he explains his process, he relates so well to the students, so it’s easy for them to see their own expressions or art forms as valuable and worthwhile.” – Amber Westall-Briggs, Director Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Library System

“Red spent half a day at our school, interacting, sharing, and talking with students. The students were impacted by Red’s transparent honesty, his relaxed manner, and ability to relate to them on their level. He was amazing sharing his life’s journey, answering questions, and reading selections from his books. All students from grades K-12 were glued to his every word and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere that Red exudes. Rohl connects with students and offers insights and hope. He drives home the importance of staying in school and pursuing your dream in such an encouraging manner that students couldn’t get enough.” – Jennifer Radeback, MA, Ed. President/CEO New Path Academy, Inc.

Teachers, Red can relate to the daily struggles you face in the classroom.  Click HERE for the TEACHER RESOURCES page where you will find engaging stories, links to FREE downloads on Teachers Pay Teachers, and coming soon – even more content that ties directly with the curriculum.

  Use the contact form below to connect with Red and find out how you can schedule a speaking engagement or workshop for your group today.

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