Tracie Thompson

I am native to Fort Myers, Florida, and moved to the Twin Cities in 2008 to become part of the vast, vibrant art scene here. I’m now an instructor at both Creators Space and Minnetonka Center for the Arts, and a founding member of Gallery Equus in the Northrup King Building.

Growing up in a rural area in Florida, I learned to go exploring woods and back roads for fun, and I’ve kept that sense of adventure, which I think is necessary for artists. I’ve been teaching since 2003 and am always learning from other artists myself.


As an instructor I’m best known for helping people build, or rebuild, their confidence and joy in making art.