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Malcom McCrae

Potential Topics: Diversity, Education, Art and More

Mr. Malcolm McCrae is a leading authority on increasing the achievement andcreativity of today’s students through art. He is a full-time artist, embracingcreativity and art as a lifestyle. He has been recognized internationally as a leadingairbrush artist. With a culturally relevant approach towards closing the achievementgap, he is known for his dynamic interactive presentations to teachers, parentsand especially “at-risk” youth.

Mr. McCrae has 14 years of art and educator experience and has produced a number of instructional videos and books.Recently, he was selected and featured on national television to express the urgency and need of art in the educationof youth today. He is committed and dedicated to youth mentoring and leadership. McCrae is frequently called upon bycivic and social organizations to speak about education and cultural knowledge through art. Believing inspiration hasthe opportunity and power to change lives, McCrae says one of the most important aspects of what he does is not only tocreate, but to educate. He is currently offering workshops and classes to teach the next generation of artists. Malcolmsays “I’m one of those people who can honestly say that there have been many instances in my life, growing up in anurban environment, where I was that at-risk youth that everyone talks about. Art and creativity saved my life.”