Christine Thornton's Art Studio

building skills and nurturing creativity


Christine Thornton's Home Studio Schedule

(scroll down for summer and fall)


Summer Art Classes 2018

Looking for a creative outlet for your children this summer? You've come to the right place! The cost for each August class is $20, which includes all materials. 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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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.


Wednesday August 15th, 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.


Wednesday August 15th, 3:00 - 4:30 (join the waiting list)


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Fall Art Start Classes 2018 Ages 7+

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Art Start classes meet one hour per week for 8 weeks at Christine Thornton's Art Studio in Mt. Prospect. Each session includes a 2D and 3D project. Projects are always new to accommodate returning students. This fall, we will draw realistic owls from photo reference using permanent marker and charcoal, and create free choice "outer space" sculptures using paper mache. The fee is $98 per student and $88 for each sibling after the first. All materials are provided and included in the fee. To register, click here. Payment of cash or check can be brought to the first class or you can pay online any time here. My address will be emailed to you upon registration.

*Monday students, please note: we'll meet on Tuesday the first week because of Labor Day. If Tuesday Sept 4th at 4:30 or 7:00 doesn't work, email me and we'll find something that does.

*Mondays 4:30 - 5:30 pm (join the waiting list)
September 4th - October 22

*Mondays 7:00 - 8:00 pm (join the waiting list)
September 4th - October 22

Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 (join the waiting list)
September 5th - October 24th

Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:00 pm (join the waiting list)
September 5th - October 24th

Thursdays 11:00 - 12:00 am
September 6th - October 25th

Thursdays 1:00 - 2:00 am
September 6th - October 25th

Fridays 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
September 7th - October 26th

Fridays 4:00 - 5:00 pm (join the waiting list)
September 7th - October 26th


Have to miss a class? You're welcome to attend a different Art Start class that same week where space allows. Email me to schedule a makeup.