Creative Kids


Kate R Johnson


J Elizabeth Gyles Johnson


Creative Kids is a subdivision of 

The goal is to help your kids to become more creative people.  

Here are some demonstration videos where you can try out this learning technique with your kids.  Get the whole family involved.  Its fun! 

Just click on the title of the demo you are want to watch.

Shaded Wren in Charcoal

There are 3 parts to this video.  Click on the link at the end to move on to the next part.

Ideally for kids ages 8 and older

  Supplies:  Drawing paper, charcoal pencil,

white charcoal pencil, pencil sharpener, 

     kneadable eraser

Outline Drawing - Rabbit

There are 2 parts to this video.  Click on the link at the end to move on to the next part.

for kids ages 5 and up

Supplies:   Drawing paper, pencil, eraser,

             pencil sharpener, colored pencils


Upcoming Workshops:


This workshop features drawing lessons of four  woodland animals - Box Turtle, Fox, Squirrel, and Frog.

Elizabeth walks even very young kids through line drawing.  She helps them to see the shapes that are in the subject and demonstrates how to draw each line. 


The foundations of shading are more easily learned in black and white.  Elizabeth teaches basic shading skills to kids ages 8 and up using a charcoal pencil.  Fun shapes are the subjects used for these creative lessons.




Clay Pots Workshop

In this workshop, Kate will demonstrate step-by-step how to make three different clay pots. Even the youngest artists will know the difference between pinch pots, coil pots, and slab pots after this lesson. Children will also learn about texture and design.


Kate Johnson completed her MFA in ceramic sculpture in 2011. Her current work reflects an ongoing interest in fiber art. She also enjoys making handmade jewelry, bike riding, and the art of baking bread.

Kate has been teaching art to children through the Gilcrease and Philbrook Museums of Art as well as the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa since 2010. Kate is an award winning artist who's students love her and her fun approach to teaching. She believes in the important role of arts education as a foundation for self confidence and strength in all areas of study.

 Elizabeth Gyles Johnson has been creating art for most of her life and has been helping students to discover their

 hidden artistic skills since 1999.  Her first classes were teaching children to draw.  Elizabeth’s calm and encouraging teaching style has opened up the world of drawing to hundreds of students who have experienced the joy of pencil art.   Elizabeth’s uses clear instructions and encourages each student to find their own sense of creativity and style as they work through her right-brained approach to  drawing.

Elizabeth has taught local classes and workshops throughout the Midwest to both children and adults.   She teaches all types of artist pencils and in all subjects.   When she is not teaching, Elizabeth enjoys creating in her studio.  She is an award winning artist and is known for her exquisitely lifelike commissioned animal portraits.   Her art is enjoyed in collections internationally. Elizabeth Johnson has been teaching kids to draw and make creative choices for over 14 years.


Printmaking is the process of creating a stamp and then using ink to transfer the image onto paper by rolling through a printing press or pressing by hand. Kate simplifies the process  so that artists of all ages can make their very own prints. Children will learn that they can use prints for many different things including a quick book making project.


Meet the Instructors