Artist Profile

Jerome, Arizona

Richard Johnson

Johnson, Richard

Richard Johnson earned a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture and drawing from the University of Iowa, and has resided in Jerome, Arizona (population 450) since 1980. He lives in a sculptural house of his own design. In 1987 Richard received a Fulbright Fellowship for independent research in the traditional masked rituals in Burkina Faso, West Africa, where he spent 10 1/2 months. Upon his return he founded The Jerome Kids' Art Workshop, and in the early and mid 1990's it was quite common to see a parade of children on the streets of Jerome, showing off their masks, costumes and sculptures created in the workshop. Twenty years later (today), the program continues.

Most recently, Richard has been developing workshops and seminars which benefit both students and teachers. These workshops meet the Nevada State's learning objectives and standards for art at the various age and grade levels.

rjinjerome@hotmail.com

Counties Served
Statewide
Preferred Groups/Populations
Schools (grades pre-K-12), college, adults, seniors, at-risk, social service groups, educational groups
Venues
Schools, community centers, group homes
Professional Development Workshops: Teacher/Staff Training
Workshops Sculpture in Paper, Poster-board, and Cardboard; Seminars in African Art with Related Art Projects Basic Symmetry And 3-Color Patterning; The Great Temporary and Permanent Kids' Art Mural Project; Sets, Props and Costumes for Original or Scripted Plays, Performances, and Parades; Baby Dragons and Creative Clay Plaster-cast "Monster Hands" "Kids' Art Crawlers" (Kid-powered rolling murals on cardboard)
Program/Residency Activity Descriptions: Schools/Communities
Basic Symmetry And 3-Color Patterning; Basic Symmetrical Design and 3-Color Patterning Sculpture in Paper Poster-board, and Cardboard; Seminars in African Art with Related Art Projects; The Great Temporary and Permanent Kids' Art Mural Project; Sets, Props, and Costumes For Original or Scripted Plays, Performances, and Parades; Baby Dragons and Creative Clay Workshops; Plaster-cast "Monster Hands" "Kids'Art Crawlers" (Kid-powered rolling murals on cardboard)