Angela Johnson

Visual Story Telling in Mixed Media

September 19-24, 2021 (Four Teaching Days)

In this workshop you will create your own sketchbook/journal that you will use throughout the week. Students will explore a variety of creative approaches, techniques and materials. From doodling, to mind mapping, writing prompts to quick sketches and simple book making, this course explores a little bit of everything. All levels are welcome, from beginners to experienced artists. We will be bookmaking and journaling.

Tips for success: 
Bring an open mind and willingness to try new things. In addition, please gather photos, magazine clippings or internet images as reference and inspiration to include in your journal/s.  

Required supplies: 

  • Sketch book or journals you already own (filled or not) 
  • One (or more) sketchbooks or journals  
  • Instruments to draw, write with  
  • 2 sheets of 18”x24” sheet of Canson paper 
  • Glue, glue brushes 
  • Xacto knife, or box cutter 
  • Watercolor set, brushes, water container 
  • Pencil/s 
  • Colored pencils 

Suggested supplies: 

  • A kneaded or white plastic eraser
  • Crayons
  • Water-proof permanent light fast pens
  • Gel pens (including white and black)
  • Watercolor pencils

Optional items:

  • Water container (water brushes work well or small container)
  • Inspirational photos (B&W photo copies work well)
  • Papers scraps, small 2D mementos, ticket stubs, cards, etc.
  • Magazine photos, clippings 
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Angela Johnson is an artist and educator with a creative spirit. From teaching workshops, leading longterm projects, to installing site-specific public art installations, and lecturing at Universities, her work facilitates across many spectrums. Her passion lies with local community and she feels strongly that “There is an artist in everyone. You may just not have discovered yours yet.”

With her personal mantra VisualizeCreate and Inspire, she has two decades of experience teaching in both formal and informal environments from working in elementary schools, museums, senior centers and colleges and universities. She has inspired many, from toddlers to adults in their nineties and all ages in between. Her areas of expertise include: Photography, (digital, darkroom and alternative processes) bookmaking, box making, creativity, mindfulness and yoga workshops. The creation of her art appears in many forms. She earned her MFA from UW Madison in 2016 in Photography and a Master’s of Art Education in 2008.

This is a Studio and Plein Air Workshop.
All Levels.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $340
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $375
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $430
If 6-7 students attend class (all teaching days): $520
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $450
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary


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Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, September 19
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in Room and Meal Package. $25 additional for day students.)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - September 20-23
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own

Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Thursday, September 23
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Friday, September 24
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
    Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)

    Tuesday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
    Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    Wednesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
    Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
    Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

    Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $40 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.



2021 COVID Precautions 

It is impossible to assess the impact, if any, of COVID-19 for the upcoming 2021 season, but all artists should be prepared to abide by the following measures while attending workshops.

  1. Participants must fill out a quick health questionnaire to make sure they do not exhibit any symptoms.
  2. Masks are required to be worn while in classrooms and shared spaces.
  3. Participants must also wash hands or use hand sanitizer at the beginning of each class and often during class sessions.
  4. Participants are required to stay 6 feet apart for social distancing protocols.

A floor plan per each of our three studios has been created to ensure that the artist tables and lecture area will allow people to socially distance themselves a minimum of 6 feet. 
In lieu of crowding around the artist during demos, a desktop camera system and large format digital TV screens have been installed in each of the studios to allow students a close up view of demos.
We will be providing students with hand-sanitizer at their work stations. In addition, the studios will be closed for 1 hour in the late evenings for a daily UV sanitation and touch surface cleaning.

Visit our COVID-19 update page for more information...