Welcome! I am excited to share my skills
as a professional artist within your classroom.
My goal is to create a fun and meaningful residency for
Each residency is tailored, in collaboration with you, the
classroom teacher, to meet your specific classroom goals
and is adapted to the abilities and skills of your students:
Age Levels: K through 12
Time Frame: Adapted as needed
Residency Length: One Day through One Semester
*Note* - If applying for a grant through your state's Arts Council, please refer to their Residency Guidelines.
I was impressed with (Judy's) ability to adapt to the different grade
levels. She made the lessons engaging and significant to the
students, while at the same time meeting curriculum objectives....
She made such an impression that the grade 2 class voted to stay
inside during recess to complete their projects! Judy also connected
with the teachers and provided suggestions on how to build upon the
lesson and to use art in other content areas such as reading.
J. Johndreau, Education Specialist
Badlands National Park
Language Arts: The Power of Color.
Discover the important role of color and voice in both literature and visual art. Through a book art project, students will create their own personal narrative while creating mood through color temperature and complements.
History & Social Studies: Stories Behind the Homestead Movement.
The signing of the Homestead Act in 1862 by President Abraham Lincoln changed the landscape of the United State forever. Judy will share her research and process in creating her Homestead Steries and inspire students to create their own historical landscapes.
Science: See Like an Artist
Through careful observation, students will discover the wealth of textures, shapes and designs found in the natural world around them.
Math: New Perspectives
Symmetry, geometry and perspective are mathematical concepts which are used extensively by artists. Students discover how artists create the illusion of three
dimensions on a two dimensional surface.
Art Techniques: Make a Splash
Basic drawing and painting skills taught to learners of all ages.
Advanced classes in watercolor technique include washes, resists and mixed media explorations including watercolor batik and watercolor journaling
South Dakota Arts Council
* Approved teaching artist for the the Artist in Schools/Communities
* Homestead Series available as SD Touring Arts Exhibition
* Northwest Iowa Community College
* Orange City Arts Council, IA
* Sioux City Art Center, IA
* Pearson Lakes Art Center, Okoboji, IA
* Brookings Art Council, SD
* LeMars Art Center, IA
* Gallery 92 West, Fremont, N
Creative, professional, student-friendly and artistially gifted are words
that come to my mind when I think about artist Judy Thompson...
I recommend her to any teacher looking to add a creative, new dimension
to a subject area....I would recommend her to any teacher--elementary,
middle or high school. Judy will inspire students and bring new life and
insight into curriculum! I highly recommend her as an artist-in-residence.
[Judy Thompson] is extremely organized and responsible which allows her to
provide our students with the structure and guidance that allows them to meet with
success. In addition, she is verycreative and artistic… She is an articulate,
intelligent person, astrong communicator, and an accomplished artist.
I recommendher without reservation.
R. Adams, Superintendent
MOC-Floyd Valley High Schools
[Judy] has developed significant skills in watercolor technique,and has produced
a consistent body of high quality work…Judy hasa sparkling personality; she is
articulate language of art,and is capable of expressing herself in a clear and engaging
manner…Judy has boundless energy, and a deep love for art.
Associate Art Professor
Dordt College (retired)
Contact: Please contact me to plan and book your residency. I look forward to hearing from you.