has taught at workshop centers and for art groups such as the
following: Acadia Workshop Center (ME); Sedona Arts Center (AZ);
Old Forge Arts Center (NY); Sunbury Shores Art & Nature
Centre (NB); Pastel Artists Canada (ON); New Hampshire Plein
Air (NH); Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod (MA); York Art
Association (ME): Springfield Area Pastelists (IL); Los Reyes
Gallery (AZ); Bay River Art Guild (AL); Roswell Museum (NM);
Hubbard Museum of the American West (NM); ArtCenter Traverse
City (MI); Lawrence Academy (MA) and Cloudcroft Art Workshops
Loved the workshop. I think what I learned most is how much I don’t know. Plenty of tips and ideas to apply to challenges. Still waiting for spring here so I can actually take advantage of my new skills.
Thank you for a wonderful mentoring painting experience. It was so much better than a workshop with a lot of students. I would definitely do this again.
- MP, DE
You were such supportive and informative teacher. I really appreciate the time and attention you gave me. I learned so much!
- R.W., NY
"Thanks so much for the knowledge and confidence you gave me. Prior to the workshop I never would have entered a juried show."
- Bill, Long Beach, NY
group) had its monthly meeting today, and it was unanimous that
your workshop was the best. We all gave reviews of the demos
and workshops at the (IAPS) convention and of your workshop
for those that didn't attend. Yours was given the highest marks
both by those that had had many other workshops and those like
me who had only had a few."
- B.Z., Las
workshop met my expectations and more. I have a high expectation
of the person teaching such an intensive course. Michael passed
with flying colors. I've had a lot of experience hiring, evaluating
and developing faculty members as a college Dean."
tips! Many 'ah-hah!' moments."
having taken a course in 20 years, I was apprehensive, but I
wanted to try something new. This was an exciting course!"
is always light-hearted and positive. You need that with new
was the best workshop I've ever attended."
was a long five days, but I am so happy I took this workshop.
One goal will be to worry less about what someone else thinks
of my painting and more about accomplishing new techniques."
is a great teacher and explain things very well. The class was
very laid-back with a relaxing atmosphere, which enabled my
in critique and in the field you offered some really helpful
advice that I know I can use."
- S.A., New Hampshire
demonstrations were excellent: very informative, forthright
and all questions were answered in a very respectful and
- S.K., New Hampshire
workshop was one of the best we have ever held."
is an excellent instructor, great flexibility and low-key attitude.
He really 'made' this workshop work for me."
gained much practical knowledge in pastel materials and techniques
that I am putting to use. It was truly an immersion workshop."
way of talking through your decisions and thoughts as you paint
is really a gift."
- C.H., New Hampshire
had nothing but praise from the student surveys submitted after
completion of the class. We are extremely pleased with
Mr. Johnson's ability and care in his presentations."
S. Wilson, Executive Director, artcenter
Traverse City, Michigan
style of teaching.....his well-explained demos and technique....I
found very helpful. He also did a good job of on-site instruction
and help at our individual easels."
dual talents for painting and writing enable him to articulate
the processes of pastel painting, and he enjoys working with
students of all levels."
Sandy Suggit, Ruidoso News (New Mexico)
had a lot of good information for us, and it helped me to take
'permission' to paint another, yet scientific and successful
drew out wonderful work from [the students] in a short
period of time, and they were
clearly absorbed in what they were doing.
I liked your constructive but low-key critique also.
Very gentle and helpful."
Ellen K. Moore, Curator of Education, The Roswell Museum and
Art Center (New Mexico)
found Michael very easy to listen to and work with. He was interesting
and informative, making the rounds in a timely fashion, and
kind and thoughtful in his suggestions."
made this workshop work...because of [his] ...easy-going personality,
patience, quiet presence, and tolerance."
again for the wonderful opportunity you offered to our community.
There was a great energy in the room as people were busily applying
what they had learned in the morning session. Thanks again
for your professional attitude and the great workshop you put
on at the Hubbard!"
Becker, Past Curator of Education, The Hubbard Museum of the American
West (Ruidoso, New Mexico)