Christine Thornton's Art Studio

building skills and nurturing creativity

Library Art Programs for Little Kids

60 minutes, including a PowerPoint and time to create. Maximum 25, ages 5-7.

Summer Reading 2017

Programs for both iREAD's "Read by Design" and CSLP's "Build a Better World"

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 using oil pastels. 


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.

Seasonal Art Programs 

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 Make Snowmen at Night

After a reading of the popular picture book Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner, students will create snowman drawings using oil pastels and collage.