Sharon Johnson

Creative Journey

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. She provides an inviting, encouraging, and supportive space which allows you to be comfortable engaging in the creative process and using art materials. There is no art experience necessary, and yes! anyone can do it! 

Many clients have noted her genuine positive regard for others and ability to listen (and hear) what is being communicated. She is committed to empowering others by providing a supportive, safe, and caring environment to engage in an intentional creative process and actively journey towards wholeness and wellbeing. Sharon will be offering themed workshops starting in December 2021. Look for current offerings in the Pathways Newsletter! 

Value of the Creative Process

Both the process and 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 not fully engaged, so we are creating without the connection to our inner selves and therefore not creating what our spirit desires.  When we engage in the creative process, utilizing art materials, and with intention to connect with our inner self, our spirit comes out to play and what we experience is the practice of tuning in, listening, and trusting our inner self. We feel lighter and whole.


Sharon has 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 empowering creative opportunities for medical staff, hospital patients and their families, residents in medical rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing facilities. 


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 Wendy to schedule an individual session or register for classes


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