An artist’s toolbox
DeAnne Thorn has spent her life creating and teaching art
Story and photos by Laura Brookhart
Shelby County resident DeAnne Thorn has many titles … artist, teacher, grandmother.
Often, those titles overlap, like when she teaches art classes at the Alabaster Senior Center through the Shelby County Arts Council.
A Missouri native, Thorn graduated with a B.A. from Washington University School of Fine Arts, then in order to teach, returned for her Masters of Arts & Aesthetic Education.
“My older brothers gave me (a hard time) about studying art and I almost quit in my junior year. Fortunately, I received excellent advice from the dean, who told me ‘I understand you wanting to teach, but if you finish your fine art degree, you’ll be a much better teacher.’”
To read more about DeAnne Thorn, pick up the October issue of Shelby Living. Pick up your copy here.