Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Mary Jane Thompson
Mrs. Thompson has been an artist for over 20 years. She has taught art for 10 years. She is originally from Roselle, IL, a Northwest suburb of Chicago. Mrs. Thompson received her BFA from the University of Iowa, and attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY for graduate school. Here she earned her MFA with an emphasis in sculpture, as well as her teaching degree. In 2015, Mrs. Thompson earned her National Board Certification in Early Childhood Art. Even outside the classroom, Mrs. Thompson enjoys making art with her own two children. When she’s not making art, she spends her free time working in her garden, playing with her 2 dogs, hiking with her family and baking. Mrs. Thompson has lived in 5 states and 3 different countries and enjoys traveling to new places.
Why I am excited about our theme, Environmental and Community Connections...
Art is an intergal part of our enviroment and community, this new theme provides a wonderful lense to create art though.
What I want the community, parents and students to know about my class...
The art room is a place where we are endeavouring to find truths, create beauty and understand the world around us. It is a place where students can express themselves and experiment with new and creative ideas. I want the art room to be a safe place for students to try new things, take risks and have fun doing it.