Hi! I'm Christine Thornton, an art teacher, artist, wife and mom based in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. I used to be a public school art teacher (I have a BFA in art education with a minor in painting from the University of Illinois). When my kids were born, I quit teaching to stay home with them. Then when our youngest started kindergarten in 2005, I opened my own art lessons studio in our home, and I've been teaching here ever since! In 2008 I also started taking the show on the road, teaching art workshops at libraries throughout Chicagoland.
I've made art for as long as I can remember. I tend to go through art phases! I've been an illustrator, a painter, a jewelry designer. Of all my creative pursuits, teaching art has always been my greatest love.
My children when I opened the studio in 2005 and more recently (still a couple of cuties!). You might see them around if you take art lessons at my studio. Keeping with the camping theme, here I am with my husband Scott in the Colorado Rockies, and in one of my favorite places in the world- my studio!
I am so fortunate to do what I love. Being part of my students' creative journeys is such a joy and a privilege. I hope to see you soon!
Thanks for visiting,