Art Class

Mrs. Thompson



Welcome to Benson Art!  I am so excited to be Benson’s new K-2 Art Teacher!  I come to Benson with 12 years in the education field, earning my degree in Art Education from Western Illinois University.  When I first began my teaching journey, I worked with a group of amazing artists with Autism. They inspired me both as an artist and an educator, so I went back to school at Roosevelt University for my Special Education certification.  Over the last decade, I have taught in a mix of special education and art rooms, but my heart truly belongs to art!

Kindergarteners have art twice a week, 20 minutes one morning a week and 30 minutes one afternoon a week.  First and second graders have art once a week for 43 minutes. Students will be introduced to drawing, design, painting, printmaking, 2-D mixed media, clay, and 3-D construction.

In art class students will:

-Creatively express and communicate observations, ideas, and emotions visually and verbally

-Learn about and apply art elements and principles to create 2-D and 3-D projects

-Manipulate art materials and handle tools safely

-Study art and artists from past and present


I am looking forward to making lots of great art with Benson’s wonderful artists!  Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. I would love to hear from you, and I appreciate your involvement and input!

Mrs. Kristi Thompson Email Me 630-773-0554 ext 3013