Christine Thornton's Art Studio

building skills and nurturing creativity

A Little About Me

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Hi! I'm Christine Thornton- art teacher, wife, and mom of two college-aged kids.

I’ve always loved kids and art, so having my own space where kids can come and create is my dream job. I used to be an elementary school art teacher (I have a degree in art education from the University of Illinois). When I became a mom, I quit public school teaching to stay home with our kids. I opened my studio in 2005 when our youngest started kindergarten, and I’ve been teaching here ever since!

Making art has always been part of my life: drawing, painting, sculpting, making jewelry, you name it! There's nothing quite like creating with your hands and entering the joyful state of focused concentration called "flow". When I can help other people engage in the creative process, whether it’s kids at my studio or adults at library classes around Chicagoland, it's incredibly rewarding. Teaching art is my favorite creative endeavor of all.

Thanks for visiting my website!