About

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My name is Kathleen Thometz and I created Doodle Art & Design in order to give the children in my town art opportunities outside the once-a-week programs at our local elementary schools.

Doodle Art & Design is a tiny teaching studio and art gallery in Western Springs, IL. Doodle Art began as a mobile art program at Field Park Elementary School in Western Springs, in 2014. I now have lunchtime art programs at Forest Hills and Laidlaw as well as classes at the studio.

In addition to teaching art, I am an artist and freelance writer with four children, one husband, and two doodle-dogs. I currently write an opinion blog for thelatest.com.

I have a BA in English Literature from Manhattanville College and a BFA in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I have a working knowledge of fashion, design, building, color theory, drawing, painting, puppetry and wood working.

Each Doodle Art & Design class begins with an interesting slideshow that often leads to a lively discussion. Its purpose is to inform and inspire my students.

The Doodle Art & Design Gallery displays my work, which is for sale. I sell art kits and fun merchandise on my online shop!

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