Creative Journey’s mission is to help others thrive through engagement in creative expression.
Sharon Johnson, MA, ATR
Sharon is passionate about leading others on a path of self-discovery and empowerment through the use of art materials and the creative process. Her goal is to help others thrive by providing an inviting, encouraging, and supportive space which allows you to be comfortable using art materials while engaging in an intentional creative process, and actively journey towards wholeness and wellbeing.
Through creating art and reflecting on the art products and processes, we can increase awareness of self and others, cope with symptoms, stress and traumatic experiences; enhance cognitive abilities; and enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of making art.
Prior to starting Creative Journey, LLC Sharon worked as an Art Therapist for Advocate Aurora, with most of her time spent working with cancer patients, survivors, and their families. She has compassionately engaged many in the creative process, resulting in developments that contributed to healing and growth, helping to ease the journey and affect positive change. She has also provided expressive and empowering creative opportunities for medical staff, hospital patients and their families, residents in medical rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing facilities.
Attend a Workshop or schedule an Individual Session
Sharon offers individual sessions and monthly Wellness Wednesday Group Workshops with a different theme and creative process each month. These are a great way to add some active self-care into your life! Look for current offerings in the Pathways Newsletter!
All are welcome and there is absolutely no art experience necessary!
Value of the Creative Process
Both the creative process and the product have much to offer each of us on the journey towards wholeness, health, and well-being.
We are ALL creative! Life is creation! We are always creating, although often we are on auto-pilot, juggling a multitude of things. We have learned to look outward for direction rather than inward. When we take the time to be present and intentionally engage in the creative process, we can reconnect with our inner self and begin to explore new possibilities. Engaging in the creative process with intention can lead to to self-awareness, self-understanding and empowerment!
BA, Art Education, Eastern Illinois University, 1989
MA, Art Therapy, Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods, 2017
Licensed Art Educator, DPI State of Wisconsin
Registered Art Therapist (ATR), Art Therapy Credentials Board
Email Sharon to schedule an individual session or register for classes