Alison Bergblom Johnson, Artist
A photograph of Alison Bergblom Johnson, a white woman with short, asymmetrical blonde hair wearing a shiny, pink shirt in front of a light tan background.


Business Skills for Creatives

This series covers contracts, vetting partnerships, and negotiations for creatives. Suitable for people who work primarily within either the non-profit world or who partner with for profit companies, business skills for creatives prepares participants to rock their partnerships.

Work of Art

With the rest of the Work of Art, business skills for artists curriculum, facilitation team I'm continuing in facilitating Work of Art workshops through Springboard for the Arts. I've presented Work of Art workshops with a variety of partner organizations including St. Paul Public Library, Hennepin County Public Library, the Playwrights Center, and with several colleges. See this schedule, which shows all Work of Art classes. Work of Art+ classes are listed separately. If you're interested in partnering with Springbaord for the Arts to bring the Work of Art to your stakeholders please reach ou to them via this interest form.

As Teaching Artist


I'm back to teaching some of the Artability art classes for People Incorporated. Classes I teach include Mixed Media, Portrait Drawing, and Altered Books.


COMPAS has been putting creativity into the hands of Minnesotans for almost 50 years. They're not just a non-profit arts organization; they're a non-profit education organization that teaches through art. Through COMPAS, professional Teaching Artists work alongside students, teachers, older adults, hospital patients, teens, and just about any other community member to spark their imaginations and infuse their lives with creativity.

To learn more, or to book a teaching artist residency please see my COMPAS Profile and booking link

Teaching Bio

Alison Bergblom Johnson (she/her) is an artist whose work often approaches uncomfortable, difficult subjects. Her genres and media include storytelling, creative nonfiction, installation, and collage, and her work explores gender, disability, and sexuality. Some venues she's worked with include Patrick's Cabaret, Mn Artists at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, COMPAS, and Strike Theater. Flock, Entropy, and the Walker Reader have published her essays.

Alison holds certification as a teaching artist from ArtSage, and also has completed a train the trainer module on Springboard for the Arts Work of Art curriculum, and is on Springboard's Work of Art facilitation team. As a workshop presenter and teaching artist her first priority is to create a space of safety, not just to fill participants with information, but for participants to practice skills and leave ready to implement those skills in their own practices.