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Friday, April 26, 2024

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Spring Creativity Coaching Workshop Series

Spring Creativity Coaching Workshop Series

Friday, Apr 26, 2024, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Small Group Coaching:

Do you have a creative project you are working on and would like consistent and constructive feedback? Join creativity coach Angela Johnson for a series of small group supportive coaching sessions. Topics will include group sharing, question prompts, suggested homework, time to work in session, and more.  Dream big! Your topic could include anything from fiber arts to creating a comic, from custom jam canning to designing a clothing label - the possibilities are wide!

Review from a past participant, "Creativity Coaching with Angela Johnson was a positive and uplifting experience. She helped me identify achievable artistic goals and how to clear roadblocks to achieving those goals. By meeting within a small group, we were able to gather strength and courage from each other...Angela is talented at helping artists define their goals, overcome sticking points, and prioritize their creative journey." -Deborah D

Limited to 8 participants, meeting over four sessions. This series is ideal for beginner to advanced crafters and creatives and is open to ages 16+. Each session is two hours; registrants should commit to attending all four. Session dates are Friday mornings: 4/5, [skip 4/12], 4/19, 4/26, & 5/3.  Registration required - sign up for the entire series on the April 5 calendar entry.


Instructor Bio:

Angela Johnson is a professional artist, creativity coach and educator based in Wisconsin. She earned a master’s in Art Education, an MA in Art and an MFA with a focus in photography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work includes themes of nature, balance, and telling stories through individual and collective memories. She often incorporates scientific elements and concepts into her work. Collaborations with other artists and scientists  energizes her creativity.

Johnson is a fixture in the Wisconsin arts scene, with 20+ years of experience maintaining public art studios, teaching workshops, facilitating programs, leading public art installations and lecturing at universities. She has worked in museums, elementary schools, senior centers, colleges and universities. She has inspired and helped people of every age — from toddlers to 95-year-olds — reaching far into the depths of their imagination to discover and channel their creativity. She also teaches workshops on mindfulness and yoga.

Johnson is passionate about helping people unleash their creativity. “There’s an artist in everyone; you may just not have discovered yours yet,” she says.

Her motto: Visualize, Create, Inspire. 

This Creativity Coaching series is made possible by generous funding from the Madison Public Library Foundation.

6:00pm to 8:00pm
[FULL] Introduction to Watercolor with Artist Katherine Moore

[FULL] Introduction to Watercolor with Artist Katherine Moore

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Friday, Apr 26, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Have you been interested in trying watercolors, but haven't known how to get started?  Then this is the class for you! We will be starting with the very basics of watercolor painting.  Group instruction about materials and techniques will be provided by current Sequoya Library artist Katherine Moore.  We will then spend time with our new techniques to paint a watercolor bird.  All materials provided.  Age 15+

Registration opens April 12 at 9am.

This event coincides with the Nature's Delights: Madison's Urban Ecology art exhibit at the Sequoya Library by Katherine Moore of Lost Feather Studio. The exhibit runs from March 4 through May, 2024.

Artist Statement: The richness of the urban ecology in Madison never ceases to surprise me. Finding owl tracks in the fresh snow, a heart-shaped lichen, or a fish tail a mile from Lake Wingra leaves me full of awe and wonder. They remind me that despite our parking lots and stoplights and noise, the magical delights of nature abound. My art attempts to capture and share the beautiful moments happening right outside our front door.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined