Christine Thornton's Art Studio

building skills and nurturing creativity

Christine Thornton’s Home Studio Schedule

Scroll down to see the different classes currently being offered at my home studio in Mt. Prospect, Illinois.


Winter Break Art Classes for ages 7-14

Looking for some fun indoor activities for those cold winter days? Scroll down to see what your child might enjoy. Winter break classes will meet one time each for 90 minutes on January 2nd, 3rd or 4th, 2019. The fee is $20 per class. All materials are provided and included in the fee.


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Tie-Dyed Animals: A Painting Workshop

First you’ll draw (or transfer) the outline of an animal onto watercolor paper. Then learn to use a wet-on-wet technique with watercolor pencils to create a tie-dye look inside of the silhouette. Makes the perfect decoration for your bedroom! Click here to register.

Thursday January 3rd, 1:00-2:30
Friday January 4th, 3:00-4:30 -class is full-


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Mini Sculpey Clay Pets

What’s your favorite pet? Dog, cat, fish, parakeet? Whatever it is, learn to make a mini version out of colorful Sculpey clay. I’ll fire it in my oven and you’ll take it home at the end of class. So cute! Click here to register.

Wednesday January 2nd, 11:00-12:30


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Cozy Winter Cottage: A Painting Workshop

Northern lights soar above a cozy winter cottage nestled in a pine forest. Learn to make this beautiful scene using permanent marker and watercolor pencils. You’ll learn how to paint wet on wet washes, use dry brush techniques and more. Click here to register.

Wednesday January 2nd, 1:00-2:30 -class is full-


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Galaxy Unicorns: A Painting Workshop

Choose from several different unicorn silhouettes to draw in pencil (or transfer) then fill in with a watercolor galaxy pattern. You’ll learn how to paint wet on wet washes, use wax resist techniques and more. So fun! Click here to register.

Wednesday January 2nd, 3:00-4:30 -class is full-
Thursday January 3rd, 11:00-12:30


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Tangled Snowflakes: A Drawing Workshop

Zentangle is a popular form of doodling that's fun and relaxing... and produces amazing results. Come learn about tangling and make a beautiful snowflake drawing. Click here to register.

Thursday January 3rd, 3:00-4:30


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Mini Sculpey Clay Food

Fruits, vegetables, desserts, snacks, main course- whatever food you want to create, learn to make a mini version using colorful Sculpey clay. I’ll fire it in my oven and you’ll take it home at the end of class. Click here to register.

Friday January 4th, 11:00-12:30


Cardinal in the Snow: A Painting Workshop

First you’ll draw a cardinal sitting on a snowy, berry-covered branch following a step by step process. Then learn to add vibrant color to your painting using watercolor pencils. Click here to register.

Friday January 4th, 1:00-2:30


Payment of cash or check can be brought to the first class or you can pay online any time here:


Winter 2019 Art Start for Ages 7-14

During the school year, “Art Start” classes meet one hour per week for 8 weeks at Christine Thornton's Art Studio in Mt. Prospect. Projects are always new to accommodate the many returning students and are designed to suit a wide range of ability levels and interests. Most sessions include both a 2D and 3D or mixed media project. Visit the student gallery to see past projects here. This session, we will sculpt clay food and and create mixed media string art. The fee is $104 per student and $94 for each sibling after the first. All materials are provided and included in the fee.

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Mondays 4:30 - 5:30 -join the waiting list-
January 28 - March 18

Mondays 7:00 - 8:00
January 28 - March 18

Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 -join the waiting list-
January 30 - March 20

Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:00 -join the waiting list-
January 30 - March 20

Thursdays 1:00 - 2:00 -join the waiting list-
January 31 - March 21

Fridays 12:00 - 1:00
February 1 - March 22

Fridays 4:00 - 5:00 -join the waiting list-
February 1 - March 22

Have to miss a class? Your child is welcome to attend a different class during the same week where space allows. Email me to schedule a makeup. No refunds are given.


Payment of cash or check can be brought to the first class or you can pay online any time here:


Late Fall 2018/19 Art Start for Ages 7-14

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During the school year, “Art Start” classes meet one hour per week for 8 weeks at Christine Thornton's Art Studio in Mt. Prospect. Projects are always new to accommodate the many returning students and are designed to suit a wide range of ability levels. Most sessions include both a 2D and 3D or mixed media project. Visit the student gallery to see past projects here. This session, we will paint watercolor resist snowflakes and draw a still life from observation. The fee is $104 per student and $94 for each sibling after the first. All materials are provided and included in the fee. **Please note, there will be no art Thanksgiving week, Christmas week or New Year’s week.

Mondays 4:30 - 5:30 pm (join the waiting list)
November 5 - January 14

Mondays 7:00 - 8:00 pm (join the waiting list)
November 5 - January 14

Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:30
November 7 - January 16

Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:00 pm
November 7 - January 16

Thursdays 1:00 - 2:00 am (join the waiting list)
November 8 - January 17

Fridays 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
November 9 - January 18

Fridays 4:00 - 5:00 pm (join the waiting list)
November 9 - January 18

Have to miss a class? Your child is welcome to attend a different class during the same week where space allows. Email me to schedule a makeup.