Crafty Cactus is a process based traveling art studio for kids, youth groups, and even adults located in Jasper, Alabama, focused on crafting, creating, and having fun!
Through open craft sessions, themed events, ladies' nights, summer camps, and birthday parties, Crafty Cactus seeks to inspire creativity and spark joy through a variety of art projects.
The Crafty Cactus is all about bringing crafting fun to YOU by meeting at various locations throughout the community, including homes, churches, and even back yards! During our creative time we don't direct our creators in step by step instruction, but rather encourage their imaginations to take flight.
At the Crafty Cactus all ages can explore mediums including collage, sculpture, upcycled art, painting, building, and unique personalized crafts that provide screen free environments that are vibrant, fun, and encouraging no matter where we are.
Our goal is for everyone to embrace what makes him or her special and unique and allow those qualities to shine thru the creation. With the Crafty Cactus 🌵 it's not about the skill level-- it's all about the process of making and enjoying art!
Crystal Johnson I Founder & Creative Director
Hi, I'm Crystal, born and raised here in Jasper, Alabama. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Alabama, and though my focus was in English, I've always found great joy in expressing my creativity. I studied different types of art in high school and college, and crafting and creating have always been relaxing, enjoyable outlets for me.
After becoming a mother, I transitioned out of the public school system and have been teaching my own four children, and many others in various homeschool groups, over the past eight years. Art and creating are at the core of our learning and my teaching style.
I love watching kids embrace imagination and get excited about their own creations while watching their abilities unfold. Art allows children to grow in confidence when they're allowed to design freely without fear of expectation of the final product --it is beautiful thing to witness such joy in creative freedom.
With over a decade of experience working in a variety of the creative fields, I am thrilled to finally pair my love for teaching with my enthusiasm for crafting and art. I'm excited to bring these new artistic opportunities to Jasper, visit fun spaces to host celebrations, and meet lots of new smiling faces as we cut, glue, glitter, and create together!
Location: Various venues
Jasper, AL 35503