ArtZ is a home-based business owned and operated by art enthusiast Mary Johnson. ArtZ offers art classes for both children and adults of all ages who are interested in drawing, painting, sculpting, collaging, and more. Classes are offered at public and private schools, daycare centers, retirement facilities, parks and recreation facilities and private businesses. Mary is willing to come to you for a painting party making for a wonderful girls’ night out or group get together. She also helps both girl and boy scouts complete requirements for various art related badges.
For over 50 years, Mary has lived and worked in Midlothian, Va. where her creativity has grown. She thanks the many role models and instructors who have contributed to her success in the visual arts field and classroom.
Mary Johnson possesses a vast range of abilities and experience in the visual arts field. She credits many well spent class hours learning painting and drawing methods from Robert Caldwell. Her passion for acrylic painting and drawing can be seen in her many works.
For over a decade, Mary’s love for art has been expressed in the classroom. As an art instructor, she develops and teaches classes for all ages. Mary helps each student discover their unique and distinctive style. She believes in developing strong fundamental techniques. With this knowledge, students can express their creativity.
Mary is a very enthusiastic and patient teacher. She always excited to share her knowledge. With each drawing and painting class, she enjoys watching her students’ talents and confidence grow. Her best compliment comes when he hears, “Wow ! I did not know I could do this!”
Mary’s style can best be described as realistic drawing and acrylic painting. Her goal is to teach a quality program from which students enjoy learning the skills necessary to draw, paint, and create. She provides a warm and friendly environment helping, encouraging, and challenging each student to reach his or her individual, artistic potential. Most importantly, she enjoys watching her students’ confidence grow as their creative abilities mature. She currently teaches over 125 students each week.
Since 2000, Mary has dedicated her life to sharing her artistic talent with students of all ages. Her classroom experience in includes:
2000/2008-Lead teacher and dedicated art teacher at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.
2007/2013-A certified drawing instructor for a local afterschool drawing program.
2010/Current-Dedicated art teacher at Chesterfield Christian Academy where she implements and teaches the art program for grades Kindegarten-12th.
2013/Current-Mary partners with The Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Department to offer afterschool and evening visual arts programs.
2015/Current-Mary offers monthly acrylic painting workshops for adults.
2016/Current-Mary works with the residents at The Lucy Corr Village offering a monthly painting art experience.
Mary’s proudest achievement is her home-based business-ArtZ. Since 2013, Mary has enjoyed working with several local businesses listed above. In addition, she offers painting workshops at several area locations.
Mary and her husband of 39 years have resided in Chesterfield County since childhood. They have two sons. Their oldest son is a graduate of Longwood University. Their youngest son is a Junior also attending Longwood University.