Christine Thornton's Art Studio

building skills and nurturing creativity

About Christine

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Hi! I'm Christine Thornton, art teacher, studio owner, wife and mom. I teach art lessons in my Mt. Prospect home studio and at libraries throughout the Chicago area.

Years ago, I was an elementary school art teacher (I have a degree in art education from the University of Illinois). When I became a mom, I quit teaching to stay at home with the kids. In 2005 when our youngest started kindergarten, I opened my studio and have been teaching here ever since!

I've also enjoyed making art for as long as I can remember: 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 learn this process, it's incredibly rewarding. Teaching art is my favorite creative endeavor of all.

Thanks for visiting my website!