Christine Thornton's Art Studio

building skills and nurturing creativity

Library Art Programs for Little Kids Ages 5-7

Programs last 60 minutes, including a PowerPoint presentation and time to create with expert guidance. Maximum 25. All materials provided. Email me to inquire about fees or to book a program.

Summer Reading 2018 Art Workshop:

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Let's Draw Cars and Trucks!

Perfect for the iREAD theme "Reading Takes You Everywhere!" Join us for this fun art class. We'll read a story with many different vehicles, then practice drawing some of them all together. Young artists will then create their own drawings with lots of room for creative variations.

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Let's Draw Cardinals!

It's our state's 200th birthday! To celebrate, learn how to draw our state bird, the cardinal. We'll use Eric Carle's illustration of a "red bird" for the inspiration for our finished drawings.

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Let's Draw Animals!

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle's classic book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?. Join us and learn how to draw some of your favorite animals in the style of Eric Carle. 


Let's Draw Robots! 

We'll read a story about robots, then practice drawing one together. Young artists will then create their own collage robots using paper and glue, with lots of room for creative variations.

Let's Paint Butterflies!

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

Let's Paint Fall Leaves!

We'll read a story about autumn and learn how to draw some common leaf shapes.  You'll choose your favorite to draw and paint on a large piece of paper.  Makes a great fall decoration for home!

Let's Draw Snowmen at Night!

We'll read the fun winter story "Snowmen at Night" by Caralyn Buehner. Then students will create their own nighttime snowman pictures using oil pastels and collage. 

Let's Draw Valentine Hearts!

We'll read a story about Valentine's Day then practice drawing hearts. Next, students will create their own Valentine Heart pictures using oil pastels.