Christine Thornton's Art Studio

building skills and nurturing creativity


Christine Thornton's Home Studio Schedule

Scroll down to see the 2018 Spring and Summer schedules. 


Summer Art Classes 2018

Registration has officially begun for summer! All summer classes held at my Mt. Prospect home studio will take place in August and meet once for 60 or 90 minutes. (I close the studio and teach only at libraries during June and July.) The cost for each August class is $20, which includes all materials. Scroll down to see all of the August class options. Click on the links below to register. Payment can be brought to class or pay online any time here. The address of my Mt. Prospect home studio will be emailed to you upon registration.


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Henna Hand Designs (Ages 7+)

Come learn about henna hand designs of India. You'll practice sketching popular henna motifs and then paint your own hands using washable water color pencils. Click here to register.

Thursday August 2nd, 1:00 - 2:30 


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Unicorn Paintings (Ages 7+)

Join us and paint your own magical unicorn on canvas with acrylic paints. Click here to register.

Monday August 6th, 1:00 - 2:30 or
Monday August 13th, 3:00 - 4:30


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Chicago Team Logo Paintings (Ages 7+)

Celebrate your favorite Chicago team with this fun painting workshop.  You'll choose your favorite team logo, learn to transfer a drawing to watercolor paper, outline with sharpies, and add color with watercolor pencils. Click here to register.

Friday August 3rd, 1:00 - 2:30 or
Wednesday August 8th, 3:00 - 4:30


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Harry Potter Illustrations (Ages 9+)

Each chapter of the Harry Potter books starts with a beautiful little black and white drawing made by illustrator Mary GrandPré. We'll study those together and make our own drawings inspired by them. Click here to register.

Friday August 3rd, 3:00 - 4:30 or
Wednesday August 15th, 1:00 - 2:30


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Learn to Draw Realistic Faces (Ages 9+)

If you like drawing faces and want to improve your skills, this class is for you. Working in pencil, we'll learn about proportion and placement of features, how to draw hair, shading and more. Click here to register.

Thursday August 2nd, 3:00 - 4:30 or
Friday August 10th, 3:00 - 4:30 (class is full)


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Learn to Draw Manga Faces (Ages 9+)

Improve your drawing skills in this fun class. We'll cover the basics of drawing faces in the Japanese style of Manga including expressive eyes and fun hair for both boys and girls. Click here to register.

Monday August 6th, 3:00 - 4:30 or
Thursday August 9th, 1:00 - 2:30


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Cat Paintings (Ages 7+)

First we'll practice drawing cats in different poses all together. Then you'll choose your favorite to draw and paint with watercolor pencils, adding your own unique ideas and creativity. Click here to register.

Tuesday August 7th, 1:00 - 2:30 or
Wednesday August 15th, 3:00 - 4:30


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Mini Clay Birds (Ages 7+)

First we'll make practice sketches, then learn to make mini bird sculptures using Sculpey clay. Pieces will be baked in my oven and sent home at the end of class. Click here to register.

Tuesday August 7th, 3:00 - 4:30 or
Friday August 10th, 1:00 - 2:30


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Let's Paint Butterflies (Ages 5-7)

Perfect for summer! First we'll read a story about butterflies, then you'll learn how to draw and paint one to take home for yourself.  Click here to register.

Monday August 13th, 1:00 - 2:00 


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Let's Draw Animals (Ages 5-7)

First we'll read the classic book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?. Then learn how to draw some of your favorite animals inspired by Eric Carle's illustrations. Click here to register.

Wednesday August 8th, 1:00 - 2:00