Rick Hartman, School of Toy

Rick Hartman is a teacher-turned-toymaker whose Hands-on Workshops, Giant Toy Shows, and Family Fun Nights have captured the imaginations of audiences around the Pacific Northwest and beyond for more than two decades.

toymaker2His programs weave math, science, history, language arts and FUN into a magical mixture adored by students and embraced by educators.

Fondly known as “Mr. Toymaker,” Rick has appeared with his toys on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” The Discovery Channel, and at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.

“What’s going on here is educational alchemy, rare and precious as any gold, and what’s really being made are not toys, but lifetime impressions.”
-Eric Lucas, Alaska Airlines Magazine