Ben’s presentation consists not only of a powerful, inspiring message, but also of a live, and rapid creation of a beautiful drawing on a canvas that measures 6×8 feet that he calls Speedscaping. He doesn’t speak while drawing – he’s moving too fast to do that. The drawing is accompanied by beautiful and moving music with the house lights down and a spotlight on the canvas. It’s fun to see the drawing come to life!
A typical student presentation is 45-60 minutes long; a typical teacher presentation is 60-90 minutes long. Ben is very flexible and can adjust his programing to fit any time frame. That said, you want to allot a minimum of 25 minutes for him to speak and do the drawing.
Ben asks that you build the frame and stretch the canvas for his drawing before he arrives. Here are simple directions and diagram, to help do this quickly and pain-free. Check out the video below; It shows how to stretch the bedsheet on the frame once its built. Ben brings the “legs” to which the frame will be attached if he is driving. If he is flying, he asks to be provided additional lumber so he can build the legs when he arrives. The details of exactly what is needed is listed in his Rider.
Ben requires a flat, queen-size bed sheet in either navy or black to protect the floor as the chalk he uses can stain. He strongly urges clients to provide a couple of drop cloths large enough to cover an area of 12×15 feet. The drop cloth needs to have a poly back like the following brand: Gotcha Covered Absorbent Drop Cloth. Both the sheet and the drop cloth can be purchased on the internet or at Wal-mart/K-Mart. He needs some heavy duty extension cords and an electric drill. For full details of his A/V requirements, please review his Rider.
Assuming that the frame is ready as required and all other A/V/Set-up needs have been met, Ben can be set up and ready to go in about 30 minutes.
The total cost of all supplies is between $40-60 per frame. This includes the drop cloths, so if you are providing multiple frames, additional frames are more in the $20-30 range.
When a client decides to move forward with a booking (after verifying availability and budget with booking coordinator) an Event Questionnaire will be completed. Once received, a contract will be emailed to confirm. To secure the date, a 50% deposit of the fee and a copy of the signed contract is required. Both are due within two weeks of receiving the contract. Approximately a week before the event, Ben will call or text to go over event details and answer any last minute questions.
Can we hold a date on your schedule while we're working out the details of our event without signing a contract or paying a deposit?
Yes. Ben’s program coordinator will happily pencil in a date if available while finalizing the details of an event. If another client is interested in booking for the same date, you will have 48 hours to make a firm decision, one way or another, on the date.
Ben Glenn accepts a PO and a signed contract in lieu of a deposit on a case-by-case basis.
Ben’s presentation can be recorded only for non-commercial/non-distribution purposes. Selling or making multiple copies of the recording is not permissible. If a recording is made, a copy will need to be provided to our office.
You bet! You can find all that on the Instructions page!
Ben Glenn reserves the right to sell or auction the drawing after the event. Often, to expand the The Chalkguy LEGO Drive, Ben will trade the drawing for a medium sized LEGO kit.
Ben has taught some seminars in the past, but unfortunately the demands of his busy schedule do not allow for it at this time.
Ben loves to share all that he has learned in the last 20+ years of being a speaker, chalk artist, LEGO lover and ADHDer! If you can catch him at an event, he’s happy to chat while he is in attendance. Alas, outside of that, he’s only available on a consulting basis. Read more about that HERE.
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We have one of Ben's large canvases from a past event and our group is ready to hang/display it. What do I need to know?
Ben strongly encourages the purchase of a large piece of lucite or plexiglass and drilling it directly onto the frame on which the drawing is stretched. No spacers are necessary. A professional framing job is always a great way to go, but is unfortunately very expensive. The drawing can be hung as is, if hung where people won’t be able to touch it and in a location which avoids drafts.